Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
madelonw
Enthusiast
madelonw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2009
Location: FL
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle with Special Offers, iPad 2
Can I make MOBI the default conversion file type?



If this has been asked a million times already, my apologies. I am not a patient person, and I do realize that not everyone will use the same terminology when starting out with a new program.

I've been using Calibre for a couple of weeks, and I find that it is really doing a good job on what I'm guessing is the simple stuff.

I have a Kindle (and Kindle apps on my iPad and iPhone). I haven't gotten brave enough to try any plugins, but I have been converting lots of epubs to mobi, and some pdf to mobi with great success. (I only read on my phone when I'm stuck somewhere and forgot my Kindle, and I rarely read on my iPad because it is just too heavy.)

So you can see, mobi is my conversion of file type of choice. I have looked in preferences and there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. It is frustrating because I don't always remember (yet) to check the dropdown in the upper right of the conversion window.

I ask your patience with a newbie who is not unfamiliar with computers and programming (I am already delving into using regular expressions in the search and replace page of conversion), and who just loves to read. I used to have more than five thousand paper books, now I'm working on going all digital.

Thanks for your patience

Mad
madelonw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
JimmyR
Ebook Enthusiast
JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JimmyR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 207
Karma: 839738
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Touch, PW
Go to Preferences > Behavior > Preferred Output Format

You can set mobi as the preferred output.
JimmyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
madelonw
Enthusiast
madelonw began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2009
Location: FL
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle with Special Offers, iPad 2
Thanks so much. That helps a lot.
madelonw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
conversion, defaults, mobi

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Update Mobi header/file metadata without doing a Mobi to Mobi conversion RecQuery Conversion 2 06-30-2012 11:43 AM
Conversion fail: CHM to MOBI, 142mb file shesaidit Conversion 0 06-29-2011 03:04 PM
Large File Conversion MOBI -> ePub Hangs at 67% Snauzoo Conversion 3 06-07-2011 01:03 PM
Mobigen Mass Batch conversion of HTML-Single-File ebooks to .mobi ebooks cklammer Kindle Formats 9 11-20-2009 03:00 AM
Display File Type and Sort by Type pragmortal Calibre 7 09-21-2009 08:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:40 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.