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Old 11-23-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Converting from PDF to ePub

So I have just downloaded and installed calibre and have been trying to convert the attached PDF to an ePub which can be read on an iPad. However, the ePub which calibre produced(see attached) did not come out properly. Does anyone know why it does not come properly?

Hope to hear from someone soon,
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File Type: pdf 100517_pulse_109_104.pdf (2.15 MB, 435 views)
File Type: epub Pulse Magazine Summer 2010 - Unknown.epub (1.84 MB, 68 views)
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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Why not just use the PRF reader 'goodreader' on the iPad, instead of converting?
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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because a project that I am doing requires me to create a version of the PDF which can be read on an iPad
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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Your PDF is multi-column which is currently out of scope for calibre epub-conversion as i understand. There is work underway for two-column PDF support but this wouldn't help you.

Looking at your PDF i doubt there is any conversion tool which will create a good epub version of your PDF.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:56 PM   #5
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because a project that I am doing requires me to create a version of the PDF which can be read on an iPad
GoodReader is 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.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:48 AM   #6
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Your PDF is multi-column which is currently out of scope for calibre epub-conversion as i understand. There is work underway for two-column PDF support but this wouldn't help you.

Looking at your PDF i doubt there is any conversion tool which will create a good epub version of your PDF.
I haven't looked the file in question over, since I'm no expert. I have had acceptable results with using Mobipocket Creator to extract the text from two-column PDFs, but that involves some manual editing of the resulting HTML before making into a PRC (which Calibre likes quite well). Maybe I'm overcomplicating my life with this, but I really want all my e-books, both ePub and PDF, in one app if at all possible.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #7
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That PDF will never convert well to any other format.

As was suggested before, use Goodreader to display that PDF on the iPad.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:48 AM   #8
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With the regularity of questions cropping up regarding PDF conversion, and the amount of duplicated/similar questions, would it be worth having a calibre sub-forum dedicated to PDF conversion?
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:03 AM   #9
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Not really - it's the same five questions over and over. Maybe worth having a sticky with all five of those answers.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:14 AM   #10
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feel free to start a new thread with the common PDF answers, I'll stick it.
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