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06/27/14
LibreOffice Hackfest
Filed under: General
Posted by: Algot @ 9:55 am

LibreOffice is one of the major pieces in many, if not all, Linux distributions. LibreOffice has an installer for Windows and Macintosh.
LibreOffice is Free and free. It is very popular throughout Europe. In
spite of all that, it is not well known in the United States.

Do
you use LibreOffice yourself? Would you like to be involved in promoting
LibreOffice in any way? There’s a group forming to do just that. It is
now meeting regularly online. If you would like to participate, let me
know. I’ll contact you with the details.

One thing the group has
set up is a “hackfest” IN BOSTON! planned for the weekend of July 26-27.
At the hackfest, participants will share ideas, work on practical
tasks, learn how to effectively do bug reporting, hear directly from
developers. Save the dates.https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2014/US_Summer_Hackfest

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06/19/14
Pandoc and EPUB
Filed under: General
Posted by: Algot @ 12:39 pm

Pandoc not only creates lean, crisp html from markdown text, it makes clean, crisp ebooks in EPUB format.

This article got me started thinking about ebook automation

http://puppetlabs.com/blog/automated-ebook-generation-convert-markdown-epub-mobi-pandoc-kindlegen

But wait, there’s more!

It is possible to automate even more using the Make and makefile tools. It is possible to make all the formats or just some of them on command.

http://timotheepoisot.fr/2013/05/18/make-pandoc/
http://george.sudarkoff.com/markdown-pandoc-workflow/

Going to read up on that next.

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