"Plain-text" file type
A simple text file in the ANSI encoding (windows-1252) that opens in "Notepad". The utf-8 and other unicode encodings are not supported.
"MS Word document (.doc, .docx, .rtf) file types"
Tricks4Phone service is capable of creating java e-books directly from documents created in MS Office Word version up to 2007. Next document types are supported: doc (up to version 2003), docx (MS Office 2007 XML document), rtf (rich text format). To reduce the size of a doc-file (in case you have faced with the maximum file size limitation), you could save this file as a plain text, or remove images from it.
Some of the plain texts and office documents has special type of the formatting. The carriage return symbols not only separate paragraphs of text, but also are used to format paragraphs to some fixed column width. This formatting is obsolete, but there are still many texts formatted this way.
At this time the service cannot distiguish the source files with fixed-width formatting automatically, so you need to set "Fixed-width text" option manually. If this option not set for the file formatted like that, the java ebook will be created anyway. However, paragraphs' borders might broke the text in the middle of a phrase making the reading of such ebook uncomfortable.
If the "Fixed-width text" option is set, Tricks4Phone creates a java ebook from the source text the following way. The text of a ebook is broken into paragraphs using empty lines, lines that begin with a space symbol (or group of spaces) or lines that begin with a dash. All other carriage return symbols are ignored.
For the best result, try experimenting a bit with different settings when creating an test version of a java ebook.
"FictionBook (.fb2)" file type
This is an XML file containing the text of a book, the formatting and various additional information. There are many readers and converters of that book type to other formats both on desktop computers and mobile devices. Tricks4Phone service supports any fb2 files in any encoding including the unicode.
FictionBook files may contain illustrations which take a significant part of the overall file size. Due to this reason, the size of an fb2 file may exceed the maximum file size allowed in Tricks4Phone. Since java ebooks created by Tricks4phone don't support displaying pictures on a mobile device, you may reduce the size of the uploaded fb2 file by removing images from it. You can do this as follows.
Make a copy of your fb2 file and open it in any text editor. Remove everything between the <binary> and </binary> tags. These data are usually stored at the end of an fb2 file. Save the changes to the file and upload it to create a java ebook with Tricks4phone - the size should shrink significantly.
"HTML Web-page (.html) file type"
Tricks4Phone can create java ebooks from HTML-pages saved in a browser. Images, video and other multimedia elements on the page are ignored. To create a java book Tricks4Phone uses only the text of Web pages.
Import the table of contents
FictionBook files and web-pages may have elements of the built-in internal navigation. These elements are imported into this java book as a set of bookmarks. For FictionBook file it is a correct formatting of the parts and it includes part names (the id attribute or the title tag in the section tag). Web-page may have internal structure of the page. (For instance, if you saved the page you're reading now and used it then to create a java ebook, this ebook would contain bookmarks based on the headings above: File type "Plain-text", File type "MS Word document (.doc, .docx)" and so on).
If you don't want bookmarks in java ebook, set the "Not import the table of content" option.
You can add special markers into a source file (plain text and offices formats) - each one will designate a bookmark in a java ebook.
If the source text contains the following mark:
this line isn't included into the text of a java ebook. And the text of the line that follows next to the mark is used as the text of a bookmark that points to the beginning of this line. If the line is too long, the text of a bookmark is truncated to the first 70 symbols of that line.
If these markers are found in the source text, the appropriate bookmarks will be created certainly.