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Old 12-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Fewer pages after conversion, did something go wrong?

I just tried to convert an epub formated book with 808 pages into a mobi formate. I ended up with 636 pages, that's a lot fewer pages... did something go wrong in the process?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Well....epub makers often insert page breaks at the beginning of each new chapter. A mobi ebook will not create those page breaks and will create one long, run-on file.

I'm not sure that will explain 144 pages...it depends on how many chapters are in the book, I guess! Plus, there could be simple things like the dedication, author notes, etc, that were each on single pages that are now not.

What are you basing your page count on? Is it Kindle pages? (I don't have a Kindle, so I can only answer in general on what I see when I convert epub > mobi).
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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No, I'm basing this off of the ebook viewer in calibre which I viewed both versions in. I did a quick search through the book, it looks like the beginning and ending are the same but I'm not sure if everything else is still there in the middle of the book..
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Did you hard-code a font size in? As a person with older eyes, I tend to make sure my default font size 14. That would also change the page counts, although for me, it would be in the other direction.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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I dont think I did, I just use the default settings on calibre, I don't understand how to configure many of the features.

I'm reading it and it looks like some of the texts are white on the kindle so I can't read it...

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