If you've been wondering if there's a way
to automatically take the stories you've written on BOOKSIEsite
and clean them up, making them easier to read and more legible
for reading, the answer is yes.
It's a free utility I wrote, I don't need
any credit for it, I'm trying to help others (and myself) as I'm having
difficulty reading some of the good stories on this site when
writers don't include a single or very few line breaks or
paragraph breaks and use the default font size which is really
small on the eyes.
Now, if you are content with what you've
written and don't want to use this utility, you do not have
It's not perfect, it does take out
existing line breaks and removes any changes throughout the text
where you change color of text, tabulation, centered, justify, or
font size. I am not taking responsibility if you somehow muff up
your story with it. You should always make a backup of
your story, especially if the only copy you have is on the
Remember, you can only overwrite your work if you choose the Save And Submit button. If you click BACK or something else, then you can always experiment with it. You can also hit CTRL-Z to undo the last change you have made to any story you are writing or working with.
This program is for people who want to
spend more time writing their stories and less time tabulating
them, (and there do seem to
be quite a few of you out there), and it's instant, no
questions are asked as to how to develop the output except that
is it okay to convert.
First you'll need the link of the EXE I
wrote which is here:
(you can use any standard file
decompressor to extract the single EXE)
To begin with, bring up your story with
the included BOOKSIE text editor, click your mouse cursor
anywhere inside your story and press CTRL-A to
select all of it. Then press CTRL-INS, which
will copy it to the clipboard.
Then run my program, hit a key to
Copy your story text (not HTML)
Once you've done so (you did so with
CTRL-INS above), hit a key again:
Your story is
OKAY [Y/N] ?
It should list out the # of characters you
just copied from your story to the clipboard. If it's too low or
zero then try the CTRL-A and CTRL-INS again from the
Hit a key to continue
It should run really quickly
Paste clipboard as new SOURCEreplacing existing.
Now, it is important to remember
that SOURCEtext is different from your normal text ! Click the
button seen here in your edit window:
Labeled SOURCE. You will see all
gobbledeegook in your message area. Once again click anywhere in
the mess, press CTRL-A, it should highlight it,
then press DEL to clear it, and finally
SHIFT-INS to replace it with the new source
(HTML) the Convertor
Click the SOURCE button again to see the
final text results.
Save and you're done !
I hope this will encourage you to make
your stories both legible and easy to read with separations and
line breaks, to give periods of rest for the readers and make it
easier for them not to lose their place as they are
The easier it is for others to read your
stories, the better chance you'll have of receiving feedback and
getting recognized for your fine work.
Hope This Helps !