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Sigil Reviews

Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Sigil and what they use it for.
  • Is there a way to reverse-engineer the process or template used to create a series of ePubs with a specific formatting?
    If you open the previously Epub in Sigil you can edit everything as if it is a word doc, but also dig into the code. The easiest way to get started would be to copy paste the new text into the old file in sigil and save as. Tedious as you may have to go paragraph by paragraph to ensure the formatting remained consistent. It may require you to copy paste from different chapters as well to keep special formatting... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How can i change this weird layout? I just want a simple book-like format not this sliced up bs (.epub format)
    Use Sigil to correct the HTML stylesheet. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Where to upload books now?
    For Epub, you can use the Sigil Epub tool or really, any text editor. Epub is just a zip archive of XHTML files. Here's an explainer with Sigil. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Best practices for ePUBS?
    The open source solution would be Sigil. Not as polished as Vellum, but very powerful and still pretty easy to use. Https://sigil-ebook.com/. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Alternative to Vellum?
    What about Sigil and PageEdit? https://sigil-ebook.com/. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Why is the table contents only showing Chapter X instead of the name of the chapter and how can I fix it?
    For .epub format e-books, there is a companion to calibre, open-source .epub editor, called Sigil, which has good commands for editing the table of contents of an .epub e-book. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Alternative to Scrivener for epub (Kindle) generation? Need Sub-chapters, [1, 1.1, 1.2] [2, 2.1, 2.2], etc. Vellum won't do this. What else is there?
    You can't do that with the Windows version of Scrivener but once you compile/export an ePub from Scrivener, you can do the indentations and a myriad of other edits to the ePub file in Sigil. IMO using Sigil to tidy up is vital if you're creating ePubs with images, tables, bullets lists etc with Scrivener. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How to get the background to be black but the pages themselves to be white with balck text
    Duplicate it, open it with Sigil, and edit the css file to style the text the way you want. An EPUB is just a specific kind of .zip file around a directory of .html files. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Slightly off-topic question Looking to make a digital cookbook for myself.
    Like an ebook? Sigil. Takes some playing, but works great. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do I do a search-and replace for the entire EPUB file at once?
    Get Sigil, the free, open source epub editor. https://sigil-ebook.com it has a search and replace that operates over the whole book. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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