I am producing an epub version of A Guide to English Language Usage. This involves saving the docx file as html, editing it in Word, and then using Calibre to convert it to epub. Some pages of the epub, apparently selected at random by a whim of Word, froze Adobe Digital Editions. The only answer was to cut the whole article, sanitise it by passing it through a simple text editor, and paste it back again. This meant replacing all the formatting of italics, tables, smart quote marks and so on. It was a considerable nuisance but it worked for six articles. It also worked for two index articles, which consist of a heading letter followed by a table. Four tables have resisted the treatment for reasons that are utterly inexplicable.
In desperation I thought I might have a look at the html sort code. I say in desperation because my knowledge of html coding is limited to <b> and </b>. I went to Help in Word 2007 and found the link
How do you view and edit html source code in Word 2007?
I clicked on it and got
This page is unavailable
The page you are looking for is unavailable. Try the following:
- Click Refresh on the toolbar
- Click Back on the toolbar, and then click the link to the page again
- Show offline content from this computer.
I am seriously adding a non-thank you to Microsoft in the acknowledgements.