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Old 01-21-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Convert to PDF broken?

I've just upgraded to Calibre 7.40 and when I try to convert from MOBI, EPUB, LIT or other formats to PDF it yields a really huge file. A 500K MOBI file or a 2.5MB EPUB creates a 125MB PDF. I think this is not normal. Is this a known bug?
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I've just upgraded to Calibre 7.40 and when I try to convert from MOBI, EPUB, LIT or other formats to PDF it yields a really huge file. A 500K MOBI file or a 2.5MB EPUB creates a 125MB PDF. I think this is not normal. Is this a known bug?
Are you on an Apple computer? It seems that for some reason calibre on OSX creates image based PDF files. Where conversions done on Linux or Windows produces a standard text pdf. This goes unreported because folks converting to PDF via calibre are a rare breed.
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PDF output on OS X is currently broken. It is an upstream issue related to the PDF renderer calibre uses and there isn't anything we can do to correct it.
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Yes, I'm using OS X. I'm converting to PDF because I want to put some books on my Dropbox account for Goodreader for iPhone.

So it's one of those issues that cannot be fixed huh
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You could install Windows or Linux in a VM. It's only broken on OS X.
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Yes, I'm using OS X. I'm converting to PDF because I want to put some books on my Dropbox account for Goodreader for iPhone.

So it's one of those issues that cannot be fixed huh
You can follow user_none's suggestion or find a different reader and stick with ePubs.

Good Luck.
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