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Old 07-25-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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convert word doc to pdf or epub

Is it possible? If so, is it simple?
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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Calibre is your friend.

It is free ebook management software that will convert ebooks to different formats and transfer them to your ereader.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

There is a Calibre forum right here on Mobileread to also help you with further questions
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have Calibre and have converted many books but I am having trouble with one that says it is Microsoft Word. I can usally convert Pdfs and others.

Meh, I have about 190 books to catch up on so I guess it can wait. I MUST stop looking for books.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:40 PM   #4
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Office 2007 and 2010 allow you to save as PDF I believe.

I know Open Office does.

Have you tried that?
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I will. I have Open Ofc. Thanks for trying to help. It is addicting to try to get these things on a reader. I have been reading way more now that I have the gadget but I also spend a lot of time on this stuff.

thanks again.
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Happy to help.

I remember the early days trying to convert ebooks. A lot more options available these days!
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:27 AM   #7
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I am computer stupid so to me it is a miracle when it works. It works so often and so simply that I never give up and eventually they work....mostly by accident.

I did get one up and running but can't find the other one. I think I deleted it. But I am happy to have this one so thanks again for your help. hagd
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:14 AM   #8
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I will. I have Open Ofc. Thanks for trying to help. It is addicting to try to get these things on a reader. I have been reading way more now that I have the gadget but I also spend a lot of time on this stuff.

thanks again.
there is also an epub export plugin for open office. i found it a few days ago (from another thread here on mobileread). URL for the plugin is: http://luke.simplicissimus.it/writer2epub/#english
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:52 AM   #9
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nice find!
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:31 PM   #10
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Oooo thanks. So many great finds on this forum.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #11
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Whatever you do, don't go the PDF route.

The best results seem to be to use OpenOffice to open the file, and then do one of two things:

1. Store it as ODT, which then ends up looking like HTML to Calibre (I think)
2. Use this: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...t=69636&page=7
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:26 AM   #12
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If you make the paper size about 3.5" by 4.5" (4.75), then the pdf files will fit the screen with no reduction and no need for zoom/scrolling. Just don't use the default paper size.

Just another possibility.
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You don't need to go the PDF route with a Word file. You just need to save it as an RTF file and Cablibre can convert it.
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You don't need to go the PDF route with a Word file. You just need to save it as an RTF file and Cablibre can convert it.
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