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Old 01-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #16
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Yes, that is true if you want a perfect conversion. But a readable conversion can be had with much less work. I used to use BookDesigner 5 to convert from PDF to LRF with acceptable results and minimal editing. Unfortunately BookDesigner does not support ePub, so an extra step would be needed.

Calibre is also one of the worst converters, it totally ruins paragraph and page layout with 1 line and empty pages, etc.

I will try the methods described by the thread starter.
Calibre is not as bad as you say. But given that I like my formatting a certain way, I do take the Calibre converted ePub and tweak it so it displays as I want. I also make sure the underlying code is fairly clean.
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saoir, on the Mac you might try the free application TextWrangler. It has regular expression support, so you can find and replace tags. It also can find text across line boundaries. And you can specific a range using the text selection for where a "Replace All" operation will take place. It also allows you to write perl or shell scripts and use those scripts to modify the selected text.
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