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Creating an epub or flat text / HTML version of a report?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantffutures
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I often find DVDs in charity shops etc. and carry a list with me to make sure I don't buy the same disk twice. Since I don't have a smartphone I've been using a list that I created as an HTML file then converted to epub for an ebook reader. I did this manually and it wasn't easy because the original report was a table, it takes too much time to do it every time I add more DVDs to my collection.

Is there any template that will make a report that is the titles and nothing else, as a flat text or HTML document rather than a table? If I can get that part sorted out the rest is fairly easy, it's the initial conversion that's slow because I have to do it by cut and paste etc.

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As a starting point please read Share or export your DVD/BD-list

Printing a report as PDF might be the easiest and shortest way. (Don't know if eBooks can view XPS)

Or you can go the XML/XSLT-way and create an HTML and convert that to epub, see signature. I would be willing to assist you with this. The downside however would be the number of steps needed every time you want to update your list.
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Quoting ffutures:
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I often find DVDs in charity shops etc. and carry a list with me to make sure I don't buy the same disk twice. Since I don't have a smartphone I've been using a list that I created as an HTML file then converted to epub for an ebook reader. I did this manually and it wasn't easy because the original report was a table, it takes too much time to do it every time I add more DVDs to my collection.

Is there any template that will make a report that is the titles and nothing else, as a flat text or HTML document rather than a table? If I can get that part sorted out the rest is fairly easy, it's the initial conversion that's slow because I have to do it by cut and paste etc.

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There is an old plugin of mine DVDProfileLoop, that creates output files, based on a custom script. One of the sample scripts generates a simple HTML report. The script could be modified to suit your needs. I haven't tested the plugin recently, so if you decide to try it, I would be willing to modify the script for you, as a way to do some necessary, long deferred testing.

Two other options:
- Write an XSL script to work on an XML export (see Mithi's signature for some tools.)
- Use CSV Export plugin to create a simple text file, either with or without further scripting.
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