I need some technical help to set up a template for an ebook / document / pdf.
I have a large block of text that needs repetitive but intelligent formatting applied to it (e.g. first line = heading, second 4-7 lines apply second style, insert a line, replace HTML characters with the correct character set, etc.) It's all stuff I can do by hand but very time consuming and needs to be done on a repeating basis as the information updates from an online database.
I would like someone to come up with a program / formatting template that I can use. Ideally it would look up the information directly from the database, but I can also easily export that data into a CSV file, so it would be enough to look it up from a CSV file.
Currently the required output is into an editable ODT document. If you have experience working with ebook formats (epub, mobi etc) please tell me about that too.
When you apply for this job, please describe how you would go about solving this issue, how long you think it will take you, and your rate for this work (fixed fee). I've put an arbitrary number as can't leave blank!
I can provide more detailed information about the steps I take manually and the required output, please ask.