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Old 03-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Question Keep getting Chapter,Date,Time stamps

So I am very new to Calibre and to Kindle itself, we are talking just a couple of hours, so I apologize in advance if the problem I am facing is very obvious and very amateur-ish.

So I tried converting a PDF formatted book into .MOBI. The conversion went not so greatly, I keep getting these at the end of each page and other times just in random places...

(This was in the acknowledgment section of the book)
Chapter = ack
Date: August 26, 2009
Time: 9:11 am

(For example this was stamped at the end of each page in chapter 1)
Chapter = c01
Date: July 8, 2009
Time: 6:35 pm

Can anyone please help me understand why I am getting these and how I can remove it please?

Again I apologize in advance if this is a very stupid question, as I said I am very very new to all this.

Thank you,
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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That looks like page headers/footers. You'll need to use the search & replace feature in the conversion options to get rid of those. Refer to the PDF sticky and the search & replace sticky for further information, and if you need more help, ask back.
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So I am very new to Calibre and to Kindle itself, we are talking just a couple of hours, so I apologize in advance if the problem I am facing is very obvious and very amateur-ish.

So I tried converting a PDF formatted book into .MOBI. The conversion went not so greatly, I keep getting these at the end of each page and other times just in random places...

(This was in the acknowledgment section of the book)
Chapter = ack
Date: August 26, 2009
Time: 9:11 am

(For example this was stamped at the end of each page in chapter 1)
Chapter = c01
Date: July 8, 2009
Time: 6:35 pm

Can anyone please help me understand why I am getting these and how I can remove it please?

Again I apologize in advance if this is a very stupid question, as I said I am very very new to all this.

Thank you,
They are part of the PDF (Hidden, or 'off page' but still part PDF is for a Hardcopy format. there are many markings included for printers to use in assembling individual pages into the correct order)

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is going to a tricky 'footer' removal setting <- Hint

I prefer to use Sigil after the basic convert and see what my REGEX finds before letting it replace YMMV
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I asked kind of the same question in another thread and it seems there are only two ways: the search & replace way (either in calibre or a regex-able text editor) and the cropping-with-Adobe-Acrobat way.

If you try to crop your pdf with anything else (as I recently discovered), it will "hide" the header and/or footer but the actual text will still be in the file and show after conversion.
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