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Jun. 24th, 2017

Jun. 24th, 2017 01:45 pm


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Back in April when I was in the middle of my archiving project I came across an old story by one of my favorite fic authors. Yesterday I tried to add the story to my Kindle so I could read using Calibre, it ran for 7 hours it but it wouldn't convert. I tried again, letting it run all night, no progress.

I tried uploading it online and converting it that way, still no luck. It certainly wasn't the biggest story I've converted, and as I almost always save the stories as text docs I decided to open it with Word and see if it there was something else going on.

Word crashed because of all the typos and mistakes.

It took me 4 and a half hours to go in and remove all the triple spacing, the 'two words stuck together' like 'alot' 'eachother' 'infront' and remove all the spaces between the quotation marks and the words. Fun stuff. After all the editing I tried converting it again. It took 37 seconds. Wee. The things I do for my fandom.

I did keep a copy of the story in its original form in my archive because that is how the author posted it. I wouldn't dare mess with someone else's work permanently without their permission, but at least it will load on my Kindle now.
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