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Old 05-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Lost Info In Conversions

I have reason to want to convert LIT to PDF, and then subsequently to MOBI in order to have a readable text on my Kindle 2. Unfortunately data is lost. Strangely the letter "l" is lost in every case where a double "l" is needed. Hill becomes Hil, and "They were all" becomes "They were al." Other incorrect spellings also occur. The format looks okay, however, which is why I needed to convert to PDF before going to MOBI. From LIT to Mobi directly causes paragraphing errors. From PDF to MOBI directly causes artifact problems. Thought I had it licked by doing the double conversion. I changed to heuristic as an option under settings but that didn't produce any difference.

Can anyone help?

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Old 05-05-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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You should never use pdf as an interim format. Just convert directly from Lit to Mobi. If there are errors with paragraphs please describe those in more detail.

My suspicion is you have a crappy Lit file with hard line breaks. Go into the conversion options and enable Heuristics while converting from Lit to Mobi.

If Heuristics didn't work then you're better off converting to text (markdown/textile) and then to mobi.

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:53 AM   #3
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Good to have your company, Carl. Luck with the wee hitch, happy Kindling and best wishes. Neil
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