As I'm going through formatting guides, I am reminded that I am already far up the formatting ladder. By that, I mean that I already know how to format a document from my technical writer days. By habit, I simply produce well disciplined documents. I don't have to nuke my formatting and start over. I have done that before, but I don't have to.
Right now, I'm having a few issues with the HTML cleanup macro I'm working on. Thank God I know regular expressions. That's making the job trivial. Right now, I have something messed up with the special symbols. That's easy enough to fix. That just takes time and hunting down my stupid mistakes. The goal is that I should be able to run the macro and achieve 99% of my Kindle formatting. After that, It's just making sure that the header looks right.
The Table of Contents is the difficult part at the moment. I don't know Java well enough (which is to say, just about nothing), so I need to figure out how to gather up all the H1 references into an array, then drop them into the correct part of the document.
Most importantly, I really need a Kindle to test my formatting, but I still don't have one. They are now cheap enough that they aren't painful to buy.