XMLmind Ebook Compiler

August 31, 2017

Submitted by Hussein Shafie, XMLmind.

XMLmind Ebook Compiler (ebookc for short) is a free, open source tool which can turn a set of HTML pages into a self-contained ebook. Supported output formats are: EPUB, Web Help, PDF, RTF, WML, DOCX (MS-Word) and ODT (OpenOffice/LibreOffice).

Ebookc features: topic-oriented; automatic TOC; automatic “back-of-the-book index”; automatic cross-references; automatic numbering of sections, tables and figures; footnotes; conditional processing; built-in XInclude. Ebookc uses CSS to create nicely formatted books and this, even for output formats like PDF and DOCX.

All in all, ebookc is an authoring tool nearly as powerful as DITA or DocBook, but being based on HTML and on CSS, it is much easier to learn, use and customize.

Forthcoming XMLmind XHTML Editor v7.5 (or its superset, XMLmind XML Editor) will have out of the box, extensive support for creating an ebook specification and its source HTML pages and for converting an ebook specification to a number of output formats. XMLmind XHTML Editor Personal Edition is free to use by many persons and organizations.

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