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Old 03-29-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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I have unwanted breaks between pages (threads I searched only spoke of missing breaks). I'm converting a picture book (just images [text is part of picture]) from PDF to epub for Nook and ipad. I assume these unwanted gaps will appear in Nook if my epub file has them.
I read something about changing breaks in HTML to after (or before) pages (but the only place I see to edit HTML in Calibre is the metadata.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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I have unwanted breaks between pages (threads I searched only spoke of missing breaks). I'm converting a picture book (just images [text is part of picture]) from PDF to epub for Nook and ipad. I assume these unwanted gaps will appear in Nook if my epub file has them.
I read something about changing breaks in HTML to after (or before) pages (but the only place I see to edit HTML in Calibre is the metadata.
That 'Edit' applies to HTML in the comments section of the Metadata.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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I have unwanted breaks between pages (threads I searched only spoke of missing breaks). I'm converting a picture book (just images [text is part of picture]) from PDF to epub for Nook and ipad.
Two questions?

What version of calibre are you using?
What is your (Preferences - Common Options - Page setup) Output profile set to?
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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I'm using the latest version: 0.7.52
everything is on the default setting (I'm converting from PDF images to epub).
(to clarify my ignorance: the only place I see to edit HTML is in the "comments" of edit meta data--no sign of page breaks in that HTML)
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #5
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That will be a function of the epub reader you use inserting page breaks. In anycase there isn't any point converting a collection of images from pdf to epub. They should both render the same on the Nook.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:42 AM   #6
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Yes, but Apple and Nook want me to upload epub files (in a reply to my inquiry, Nook didn't mention pdf--only that they accept HTML, .txt, .doc, or epub--or where they being mindless and didn't get that I only have images?)
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If you're converting to create production quality ebooks then you shouldn't really consider Calibre as your final tool regardless. If all you have is pdf then Calibre is a perfectly good tool to do the initial conversion from pdf to epub, but you should consider that a starting point, not the end point.

Unfortunately you're going to need to learn a little bit about the epub format, or find someone to do it for you. Creating commercial products that work on the iPad and on the Nook will take a bit of effort, and due to the fact that Apple doesn't conform to the epub spec in a number of ways means there may be some special handling required.

Do your conversion using Calibre, then edit the epub using Sigil. The epub sub-forum would be the best place to go for advice on creating a commercial grade epub and the people who regularly monitor those forums will have the best advice for you. There are a number of other threads where people have had to deal with Children's books, I recommend doing some searches and reading up on past experiences as a starting point.
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