Originally Posted by Adiman423
because a project that I am doing requires me to create a version of the PDF which can be read on an iPad
a PDF reader that will allow the PDF to be read on the IPAD
There are other PDF readers if you don't like that one.
If you want an EPUB, try exporting text from your PDF in a PDF editor, then cut and paste it into the EPUB using an EPUB editor, like Sigil.
Nothing will give you an EPUB conversion that looks like the multi-column PDF you started with.