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Delmar H Dolbier
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » July 24th, 2017, 3:22 pm

I always copy Gutenberg texts into WORD Files for reading. Is there a way to do that with Internet Archive texts?

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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2017, 4:52 pm

Not really. Archive has a "text" format, but it's the OCR of the scan, not proofread or corrected, so it's always full of errors.
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » July 24th, 2017, 7:13 pm

Thanks. That's what I thought. Have to live with it.

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Post by VfkaBT » July 25th, 2017, 12:29 pm

If the original text is a novel, I tend to d/l the Archive PDF. If the work is a short story published before 1923, UNZ has many of them available in downloadable PDF format. Files are reasonably small if space on your computer is an issue.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/McClures-1911may-00040
This is a PDF of a short story by Theodore Dreiser from 1911 McClure's magazine.
http://www.unz.org/Pub/Scribners-1920may-00582
ditto this F. Scott Fitzgerald story from May 1920 Scribner's.

Unz sources most of its material from Google Books, and IA.
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