How to extract text from bookshare books on the mack?

macOS & Mac Apps

Hello everyone.
I was wondering how to select text with bookshare books in daisy text format.. When I open the folder containing the content, I go to the xhtml title and press cmd+o and Safari launches but the content of the book does not display. I've tried to reload the page but nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.



Submitted by Becca on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hi. I was wondering how to export the books from safari into EPUB format. I've successfully exported the books, but the table of contents do not appear after the books are exported. Also, I saved the pages, but when I tried to open them again an error message appears.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Submitted by OldBear on Friday, January 29, 2016

I'm sorry I can't help you more. I almost always read Daisy books right in the web browser, or in one of the iPhone apps like Read2go or Dream Reader. As I said, I'm not using Mac yet. You might have to select all the text of the book, copy it to the clipboard, then paste it into Pages, then export it to epub in Pages. That will not have all the headings and table of contents formatting, though.
Over on Windows and Linux, I know of programs that can convert XML to epub that might also run on Mac, but it doesn't work very well with the Daisy books. I've looked at the coding inside of a Bookshare book, and there is a lot of extra stuff that probably confuses the process of direct conversion.
Hope someone can give you a little better answer. Good luck. :D