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How can I convert web pages to epubs without losing tables?

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I have rsi, so I do a lot of my reading on my e-reader.

It can't handle html files. It can't adjust sizing on pdf files. So the best options are epub files, and they have the added advantage that they can combine multiple pages into one readable file. So far I've been using Grab My Books, but it doesn't support tables. So it doesn't support all the articles I'd like to read.

I have rsi, so I do a lot of my reading on my e-reader. It can't handle html files. It can't adjust sizing on pdf files. So the best options are epub files, and they have the added advantage that they can combine multiple pages into one readable file. So far I've been using Grab My Books, but it doesn't support tables. So it doesn't support all the articles I'd like to read.

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Why don't you Contact the developer of that Grab My Books add-on and ask him about adding that feature? http://www.grabmybooks.com/

Or look for another add-on which supports tables.

Why don't you '''Contact''' the developer of that Grab My Books add-on and ask him about adding that feature? http://www.grabmybooks.com/ Or look for another add-on which supports tables.

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I did. He explained that since most e-readers don't support tables, he doesn't feel any need to support tables, and suggested a way to remove the tables...

Of course removing the tables still doesn't make them readable.

I don't know which tools do support tables, that's why I'm asking.

I did. He explained that since most e-readers don't support tables, he doesn't feel any need to support tables, and suggested a way to remove the tables... Of course removing the tables still doesn't make them readable. I don't know which tools do support tables, that's why I'm asking.