Importing Text and EPUB Resources

Overview

Two kinds of import operations are available in Steelkilt:

  • Importing text using Text Editor
  • Importing Resources using Code Editor

Importing Text

When Text Editor is open, you can import text by selecting a Book, Part, Document or Chapter and doing any of the following:

  • Open the File Menu and choose Import Files…
  • Right-click the selected item and choose Import Files…
  • Click the plus (➕) icon beside the Filter at the bottom of the Project Navigator and choose Import Files…
  • A File Open dialog will appear. Only text files will be selectable. Choose one or more text files to begin the import.

You can also import text files using drag and drop:

  • Drag one or more text files into the Project Navigator
  • Drop the files at the appropriate location in your Book’s structure
  • Dropped files will become Chapters, with Use Markdown enabled. Use Document and Chapter Settings to customize these settings as required

Note

Importing a large amount of text can take some time due to Markdown scanning and processing.

Importing Resources

When Code Editor is open, you can import Resources by selecting a descendent of the Package item and doing any of the following:

  • Open the File menu and choose Import Files…
  • Right-click the selected item and choose Import Files…
  • Click the plus (➕) icon beside the Filter at the bottom of the Code Navigator and choose Import Files…
  • A File Open dialog will appear. All file types will be selectable. Choose one or more files to begin the import.

Code Editor functionality is dependent on the Resource’s type (determined by the file’s content and extension):

  • Text-based Resources can be edited
  • Images can be viewed
  • All other Resource types can be included in your EPUB, but cannot be edited or viewed by Steelkilt

Warning

Do not import unnecessary data. Doing so will:

  • Reduce EPUB Generator and EPUB Error Scanner performance
  • Increase the size of your Steelkilt Project, making synchronization between your devices more time-consuming

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