|05-06-2013, 11:01 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2013
Device: iPad Mini
PDF looks fine, ePUB formatting is awful (pics included)
Hi everyone! I've been a lurker here on and off for a few months, but I've finally decided to post about a problem I've been having.
I have a PDF that I've been trying to convert to ePUB format but every time I convert it, the formatting goes all haywire (see pictures)
How did the formatting get so messed up? What can I do to correct this problem when going through the conversion process?
Any help would be appreciated!
|05-06-2013, 05:57 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Kobo Aura, Nokia Lumia 920 (Freda)
Looks like a line unwrapping detection issue. Play with the line-unwrap factor. There is no one-size-fits-all processing for PDF. You need to tweak processing settings on a case by case basis.
|05-06-2013, 06:25 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
yes, it will take time to properly A/B. But that's the only way to do it.
|05-06-2013, 07:24 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NSW Australia
@knet229 - as JSWolf & toddos have indicated PDF to ebook conversions are problematic.
They will never be perfect, any more than a computerised translations will be ever be perfect. And for similar reasons, disparate semantics and syntax in the underlying languages. If the web had been based on Postscript rather than SGML then... life might have been easier
I posted some alternatives for PDF to EPUB conversions towards the end of this thread --->>> http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=212437
|05-07-2013, 11:38 AM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
After clicking convert, check the little box in heuristic processing (near top) and you might also check the fonts box in look and feel Filter Style information. Shoud be fine then.
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