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mad4rombks
12-14-2007, 07:19 PM
I recently bought an eBookwise and have noticed a problem with most of the recent books I've converted. All my e-books are PDF files so I convert them to a .doc file. Looking at it on the computer, it looks fine, but when I use the ebookwise Librarian and upload the book to the reader, certain words are missing. For example, the book I finished reading 2 days ago had "New Orleans" missing throughout the book. All I got was a blank space where it's supposed to be. Then the book I was reading yesterday, by another author, had the hero's name missing throughout it. I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. Can someone help me please?

JSWolf
12-14-2007, 07:46 PM
What I would suggest is downloading Book Designer. BD will output books in IMP format for the EBookwise. Take a look at some of the IMP file in the e-book section and see if they are to your liking. if so, then BD is for you.

Liviu_5
12-14-2007, 10:47 PM
I recently bought an eBookwise and have noticed a problem with most of the recent books I've converted. All my e-books are PDF files so I convert them to a .doc file. Looking at it on the computer, it looks fine, but when I use the ebookwise Librarian and upload the book to the reader, certain words are missing. For example, the book I finished reading 2 days ago had "New Orleans" missing throughout the book. All I got was a blank space where it's supposed to be. Then the book I was reading yesterday, by another author, had the hero's name missing throughout it. I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. Can someone help me please?

It's possible pdf's have embedded characters that do not translate well to imp. Try extracting to text, and making a rtf and converting from there, and check the imp book with the free previewer.

The other solution is to make image imp's with BookDesigner as above, but those are big and usually they can be avoided with a bit of care.

DaleDe
12-14-2007, 11:56 PM
I recently bought an eBookwise and have noticed a problem with most of the recent books I've converted. All my e-books are PDF files so I convert them to a .doc file. Looking at it on the computer, it looks fine, but when I use the ebookwise Librarian and upload the book to the reader, certain words are missing. For example, the book I finished reading 2 days ago had "New Orleans" missing throughout the book. All I got was a blank space where it's supposed to be. Then the book I was reading yesterday, by another author, had the hero's name missing throughout it. I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. Can someone help me please?

Try eBook publisher to make your books. It builds an intermediate HTML file that we can look at to find out what is wrong. It is a free download from ETI. Actually ebookwise librarian also builds and intermediate file but then erases it. I am not sure how to make it stay around.

eBook publisher gives you the best control over content of any choice out there. ETI support (http://www.ebooktechnologies.com/support.htm)

Dale

Stephanos
12-15-2007, 12:20 PM
PDFs are notoriously difficult to convert to other formats. The Book Designer program preserves the formatting of the PDF well but, as mentioned above, there may be characters that cannot be converted. When I feed Book Designer PDF files, I sometimes get question mark characters instead of letters in the middle of a word.

I agree with Liviu_5 above that your best option is to convert the PDF to a text file (giving up italics and bold text) and then convert to IMP. Instead of using the Adobe reader to do the converting, I prefer the "Free PDF Text Reader" available here: http://www.ctdeveloping.com/ctdeveloping/products/pdftextreader_info.asp

This program preserves the layout of the PDF better than Adobe.

WeirdBeard
12-27-2007, 11:43 AM
Where do you get the Book Designer program?

DaleDe
12-27-2007, 12:37 PM
Where do you get the Book Designer program?

Check the wiki (see wiki link at the top of the page). There are instructions and links to the program. You need the base program and the final update.

Dale

JSWolf
01-06-2008, 10:19 AM
Where do you get the Book Designer program?

Book Designer (red the entire thread)

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11786


Book Cleaner (read the entire thread)

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11649