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Old 11-16-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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PDB conversion problem in Calibre 5

I can't convert PDB files to EPUB or PDF files in Calibre 5 on an iMac. How do I do it. The specs say it is possible, but I can't figure it out. I highlight the PDB file in the list, click convert, select output format at EPUB and it won't convert it. Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:20 AM   #2
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I'll ask a kind mod to relocate this to the Calibre Forum, you may have a better chance of a response from experts, there. Good luck with getting this solved.
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What on earth is Calibre 5? Do you mean 0.7.25?
Also, are you getting any errors or messages? What exactly does "it won't convert" mean? Does the PDB have DRM?
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:02 AM   #4
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The PDB extension does not specifiy a praticular ebook format. For that matter, it doesn't specifiy an ebook at all. It is merely a container type used originally under the PalmOS for data files (Palm DataBase).

There are quite a number of ebook formats that have used the PDB container structure. The two most popular were the eReader format and the PalmDOC/AportisDOC format. Apparently, your file is one of the many that Calibre doesn't support.
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