Given my journal2epub script's experience with the Code4Lib journal
site, does Anthologize have an option to produce TOC items from post
headings, modifying the HTML to add IDs where necessary? Does it map
links to posts with their offline copies, preserving references? Does
it try to add the largest image it can, or does it include only
embedded, potentially smaller ones? (In iBooks, unlike Adobe-based
readers, you can double-tap to zoom in on an automatically resized
large image.) Are metadata and stylesheets specified manually? And
finally, does it clean up the HTML to produce strict XHTML 1.1 as
required? In the journal's case, I had to process HTML three times
with manual checks to delete invalid attributes before things would
mostly validate. (Turns out validation is the hardest thing about
automatically producing EPUB files.) As to my script's use in
producing official EPUB files, sure, that's why I made it. But if you
look closely, it makes assumptions about the HTML structure of the
pages, so it might need modifications if the design or templates
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On 2011-01-04, at 12:01 PM, "Hanrath, Scott" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Anthologize lets you be as picky as you like about the content you use
> with it. Essentially you create multiple Anthologize 'projects', then add
> the whatever subset of content you need (native local WordPress content or
> content imported via a feed) to the project. The Anthologize content is
> added as copies, preserving the originals and allowing for editing
> specific to your output needs.
> Eric's right that it *is* manual and a bit tedious, but it's (hopefully)
> getting less so. You do need to created a 'part' structure within your
> project to organize your content. But when adding content you can filter
> by Tag/Category/Date Range/Post Type. And with the last release you can
> add more than one post at a time.
> The Anthologize dev team would certainly be interested in the code4lib
> journal committee's take on the tool and ways it could be improved.
> (Support for automated project creation and output generation would an
> interesting feature to see on the roadmap).
> -- Scott
> On 1/4/11 10:45 AM, "Eric Lease Morgan" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On Jan 4, 2011, at 11:40 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
>>> ...Is there any easy way to get it to, for instance, make an anthology
>>> all the posts with a certain WordPress tag or category instead?...
>> Based on my (poor) recollection of playing with the Anthologize plug-in,
>> the process is a bit manual. Initialize epub. Drag postings to it.
>> Annotate/tweak titles. Click 'Go'. Get epub file. The process is not
>> laborious, just a bit tedious. I would definitely recommend the "Journal
>> Committee" experiment with Anthologize.
>> Eric Morgan