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Old 05-30-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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PDF conversion after Briss

Hi,

I've been searching on this for ages and finally decided to post.

I had a multi-column PDF. I used Briss to change it to one column, but when I convert from PDF to ePub, the sentences get rearranged so that it's completely unreadable. As an example, sentences within a paragraph will be moved to the bottom of the page.

Is this something that's easily fixable, or is it an issue with the source PDF?

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Briss doesn't change it to one column. It renders it into an image and chops up the image. The text in the PDF is still multi-column.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:14 AM   #3
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Will a pdf splitter which allows you to cut a pdf file by command line help? try to find one in Google
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:25 AM   #4
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One that actually rearranges the text will help. It won't matter if it is called via command line or a GUI.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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Briss doesn't change it to one column. It renders it into an image and chops up the image. The text in the PDF is still multi-column.
Hi kovidgoyal,

Thanks for the info, I didn't realise that. Do you know of a converter that won't make it an image?

Or will Calibre support multi columns soon?

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Old 06-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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No, I dont know of any such converter. Multicol support is on my TODO list, but it has been on it for a long time.
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