|07-15-2010, 05:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: kindle 2
word document conversion
Hope someone can advise
I've been converting some word docs to read on my Kindle 2 but not too happy with the overall result.
First I convert to PDF then using calibre convert to Mobi.
Tried a few different fonts about size 12.
The basic problem is with the formatting when reading on Kindle ie line spacing w, sentences flowing across line spaces and justification of texts paragraph flowing into each other
|07-15-2010, 05:51 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Device: Kindle DX Graphite/Kobo Aura HD
|07-15-2010, 06:14 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Göttingen, Germany
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle 3 Wi-Fi
Amazon's Personal Document Service
Agreed that going through PDF is not a good idea.
I've had good success with Amazon's conversion service. You send them your .doc file and they send it to you by email for free for you to transfer yourself via USB or they'll send it directly to your kindle via Whispernet for a fee.
|07-15-2010, 07:03 AM||#4|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
Anything BUT PDF !!!!
|07-15-2010, 07:37 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: near Heathrow
Device: Kindle 2i, Kindle DX, Kindle 3G
I've found HTML to MOBI in Calibre is pretty good - I converted my PDF ebooks that way, via HTML first, as PDF straight to MOBI didn't give very good results.
|07-15-2010, 09:56 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: KPW, KT, K3, KDXG, KDX, prs505(silver) and prs500(my first e-reader)
If you check in the Sony forum you may find a Word macro that I did years ago to clean up word files before converting. It should hopefully still work.
|07-16-2010, 01:15 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Kairos, I have a set of tutorial steps on my website to help authors with this word-to-kindle problem. Covers hanging-indents on paragraph starts, embedded styles, image embedding, page-breaks etc. Check it out: http://BVLARSON.COM
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