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Old 02-07-2011, 02:54 AM   #1
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Conversion from which format gives best results?

I have been asked by a friend who is an author to convert some of his books into eBook format.

He currently has his books in M$ Word format. These books have some images embedded in them. What is the best intermediate format to convert these books to before putting them into Calibre?

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:17 AM   #2
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He currently has his books in M$ Word format. These books have some images embedded in them. What is the best intermediate format to convert these books to before putting them into Calibre?
As I understand it saving the file in MS Word as web page (filtered) or html (filtered) works the best.
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If word is the source then the best thing to do is save it as an html file from word using the 'filtered html' option in the save as dialog. If there is an encoding option choose UTF-8. This will create an html file along with a folder with all the embedded content (images, etc). Drag only the main html file to Calibre's main window, it will grab the rest of the content and create a zipped ebook format.

From there you can edit metadata, cover, etc and convert to your destination format. A lot of people choose to convert to epub first, then to final 'ebook' editing/formatting in Sigil, then finally convert to whatever destination format is desired.
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Thanks for the responses I will check out what you have suggested and see how his books look.
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