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Old 02-24-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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mobi > epub > mobi = changed line spacing?

I have a book I was trying to do some cleanup on to get rid of random line/paragraph breaks. I converted the book from MOBI (that showed as KF8 in the viewer) to EPUB with no problem. I edited the EPUB and reimported it into Calibre. I then converted it to MOBI (that showed as MOBI in the viewer), but the formatting was off; it looked like it was just one long page. Instead of trying to identify the problem, I just converted it to AZW3 (which showed as KF8 in the viewer), and it looked a lot better. I went through the options a little more closely, and found the option to save MOBI in new (KF8) format. So I tried that. Although I'm sure I didn't change any of the options in the conversion screens, it looks to me like the line spacing is changed.

In the Calibre viewer, the EPUBs look the same up until the edits I made.

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Conversion (of any media) introduces noise.
Double conversion adds noise to the noise.

This may be a case where the Limits of Mobi cause a round up of a line space value.
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Hello SampleAndy,

"The Black Camel" was recently posted in EPUB format right here on MobileRead by another Charlie Chan fan:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=204926

Starting with an EPUB might avoid some of the conversion problems you're encountering.

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Starting with an EPUB might avoid some of the conversion problems you're encountering.

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Thanks for the suggestion, Marty. This is where I got the MOBI files to begin with. The EPUB has the same extra para/line breaks, so it wasn't something in my original Calibre conversion to MOBI. If it's still a problem, I guess I could pull the text as straight HTML and start with a brand new shell. (shrugs)

I was hoping to learn how to work with formatting with something like this which is really close to what I think an ebook should be so I can learn to fix the ones I have that are REALly screwed up. (insert saying about best laid plans)

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