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Old 08-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #1
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Question Formatting lost during epub to mobi conversion

Hello,

I have some experience with eBook publishing, so I am not a complete beginner.

I am new to using Sigil.

After spending quite a bit of time scouring blogs, forums, and FAQ's, I have yet to find an answer to my conversion issues.

When I use the Kindle Previewer to convert my epub, I get seemingly random formatting issues.

This is a problem through the Kindle Previewer and Kindle App on the iPhone/iPad.

Paragraphs are randomly indented.
Some-----text-----is-----fully-----justified-----where-----it-----shouldn't.

I am lost. Any sort of guidance would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
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Try converting to az3, or convert to html then to mobi.
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Try converting to az3, or convert to html then to mobi.
I will give it a try, thanks.

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I should have clarified more in my original text, but everything was created using Sigil. I thought perhaps I am missing an option to "force/keep formatting." I don't know.
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I will give it a try, thanks.



I should have clarified more in my original text, but everything was created using Sigil. I thought perhaps I am missing an option to "force/keep formatting." I don't know.
The shirt my wife made on her Brother does not fit me.
Is it the sewing Machines fault? (Or the batch of Chocolate chip Cookies I snarfed ) The Pattern she used? Or the failure to consider the final Target wearer?

(FWIW My wife's creations DO FIT perfectly. I have the pin marks to prove the fitting sessions )

Sigil/Calibre-editor only help make (valid) EPUB.
There is no guarantee they (down?) convert as desired.
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Hello,

I have some experience with eBook publishing, so I am not a complete beginner.

I am new to using Sigil.

After spending quite a bit of time scouring blogs, forums, and FAQ's, I have yet to find an answer to my conversion issues.

When I use the Kindle Previewer to convert my epub, I get seemingly random formatting issues.
I keep the Preview Pane open in Sigil, a bit narrower than the Code View window in which I do all my work. (Since Preview Pane came to live with us, I've almost never used Book View.) It is, for all practical purposes, WYSIWYG and gives a true picture of what you are building. I use the built-in validator (the green check on the toolbar) regularly. It does miss a few things that Epubcheck will throw up as an error, so you might use Epubcheck online as a final validation.

I then upload the epub directly to the KDP, let it convert, and download the converted book file, which calls itself a "mobi" though it is really a great deal more than that. I then use Kindle Previewer (also my Fire HD and sometimes an e-ink Kindle) to check every possible emulation.

I've never had a validated epub fail to convert just as I hoped it would.
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I keep the Preview Pane open in Sigil, a bit narrower than the Code View window in which I do all my work. (Since Preview Pane came to live with us, I've almost never used Book View.) It is, for all practical purposes, WYSIWYG and gives a true picture of what you are building. I use the built-in validator (the green check on the toolbar) regularly. It does miss a few things that Epubcheck will throw up as an error, so you might use Epubcheck online as a final validation.

I then upload the epub directly to the KDP, let it convert, and download the converted book file, which calls itself a "mobi" though it is really a great deal more than that. I then use Kindle Previewer (also my Fire HD and sometimes an e-ink Kindle) to check every possible emulation.

I've never had a validated epub fail to convert just as I hoped it would.
Thanks for the tip!
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