Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

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Rickard
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Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

Post by Rickard » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:33 am

UPDATED for 9.7

I really wanted to red the Ableton manual on my kindle, but as the pdf is made for A4 it really looked like crap on the small screen.
So I created a ruby script that downloads the HTML manual and all images from the Ableton web page and then relinks all links to the local copy. This can then be easily converted to a lot of format with the calibre software.

You find the script here:
https://github.com/lindroth/ableton_manual

If you only are after the finished mobi or epub file you can download them here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6sn4hj1y2dsf ... MWUVa?dl=0

I have not been able to test the epub on a real device as I have a kindle, but the mobi looks ok.
Only one small issue on the mobi format is that images has a small left margin. Will try to fix it.
Last edited by Rickard on Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

chrk
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Re: Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

Post by chrk » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:49 am

Are you sure you have read and understood the copyright page of the manual?

Rickard
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Re: Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

Post by Rickard » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:09 am

Forgot about that really.

If they ask me to take it down, I will take it down.

So Ableton, if you are not ok with this, tell me and I will remove the files.

I will try to contact them.

Rickard
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Re: Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

Post by Rickard » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:19 pm

Talked with Ableton and they said "well done". Great company! Really like what they do.
So download and read! :D

chrk
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Re: Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

Post by chrk » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:23 pm

If they're cool with it - they're cool.

But you know you're supposed to ask before publishing or redistributing someone else's intellectual property.

leafmeal
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Re: Ableton Manual as mobi(kindle) and epub

Post by leafmeal » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:52 am

Using Rickard's script I generated the EPUB manual for live 10.1.30.

You can download it here https://github.com/jessebrennan/ableton ... ag/10.1.30

I'll try again when live 11 comes out and update here with a link if I succeed.

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