Sunday, June 28, 2015

How to converting your blog Posts in to a book ?

I am always up for a new challenge. This post is posted by me ( Mohit Raiyani ) and i am wanted to transform my blog into a book.

1   Getting an export of your blog's contants :
        → The best way to get all of your content out of Blogger is by using a site called the Data Liberation Front. Now you  Go here to grab your content out of one of your blogs (by clicking on Configure then Create Archive). You will receive a ZIP file from this export which contains a file inside such as YourBlogName.atom.

2   Rename the file
        → Open up the ZIP file and drag the YourBlogName.atom file into a folder on your desktop. Rename the file from YourBlogName.atom to YourBlogName.xml

3   Download the style sheet and xsl template
        → Download 
this style sheet and this XSL template and save them in the same directory with your new YourBlogName.xml file.

4   Edit one line in the XML file in a text editor
        → Open the XML file in a text editor and change:
            <?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css" type="text/css"?>
            to be
            <?xml-stylesheet href="transform.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>

5   Drag the XML file into either the Safari or Internet Explorer browsers
        → Yes, Safari browser or Internet Explorer browser. Chrome and Firefox might try to apply their own default styling to the XML file, so it works beset in these other two browsers.


        → The XSL file we've set up is set to do the following transformation:
            <h1>Post title</h1>
            <h2>Post author</h2>
            <h3>Post date</h3>
            Blog post content

        → It does this in reverse order, so it's going from Oldest to Newest posts. If you'd like you can change this to be ascending in the XSL file, and you can add more to the XSL file if you'd like to bring in comments, but we figure this is enough for most. It will also load in external images for the blog posts.


6   Select all and copy paste into Word
        → This might be a bit tough depending on how big your blog is, but we were able to do a 12 meg blog archive pretty easily. Simply select all, copy, then open a new Word document and hit paste. You might need to wait a bit, but it will work.

7   Save the Word document
        → Save the document before you start working on it! Once saved, you can edit to your heart's content, resizing images, moving them around, reformatting... everything. Links and images are all preserved as well as much of the formatting.

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