|10-21-2010, 12:45 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona, USA
[Old Thread] Problem reading converted EPUB & PDB on Barnes & Noble eReader
I want to make sure my book looks OK on different ereaders. Using Calibre, I converted an html file (originally created in Word 2008 for Mac) to EPUB. Since I don't have a Nook, I'm using the Barnes and Noble eReader downloaded to my MacBook Pro OS 10.5.8. When I look at the file, the lines of text are shifted & indented strangely. The shorter lines look like they might be centered. Why is this happening and what can I do about it? The EPUB file looks fine on other readers on my Mac.
Also, when I convert either the HTML or the EPUB files to PDB and view that in the B&N eReader or in Calibre, formatting is lost: indentation, line spacing, bold & italicized characters, font size variations. The cover and one GIF image are also missing. In troubleshooting, I've downloaded a PDB book from B&N and all of these items are present. Where does the problem lie?
Thanks for any help you can give. I appreciate it.
|10-21-2010, 07:06 AM||#2|
Sigil & calibre developer
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida, USA
Device: Nook STR
My recommendation to avoid display issues: you will want to use something like Sigil and reduce the formatting to the bare minimum. Some readers do strange things with complex formatting.
|01-09-2012, 02:26 PM||#3|
Where's the backlight??
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: Dell Streak 7 and Nook Simple Touch
I don't use nor do I care for the Barnes and Noble reader for desktops or tablets. However, I can say that if I am looking for content to sideload onto my Nook, my preferred format is HTML. I have found that if it looks good in HTML, it will look good on my Nook Simple Touch.
|01-09-2012, 10:08 PM||#4|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
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