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Old 05-16-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am mostly reading a technical books containing graphs, screenshots and parts of a source code. Some of them are in pdf and I must say that reading a pdf on my kindle is really unpleasant experience.
I have been trying to convert these books to mobi using calibre and I tried all possible settings trying to get as good result as possible - which means - not to loose the source code formating... The problem I have is that I start to think that its nearly impossible :-(
Does anybody know how to get a good mobi from a technical pdf? Is it even possible? Anyone knows how to keep formating of <code> or <pre>-like parts of text when converting from the pdf?

Thanks for any help...
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PDF is a "terminal" format; it will rarely convert cleanly to another format, especially if the layout is complex. Using an OCR program is often the best choice.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for replay..
Yes - the pdf is a piece of unconvertible and unformatted crap :-(
I tried ocr like ABBY but the result was not as good as I expected even the pdf was in great resolution and the text was clearly readable.
Is there any other good ocr?
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My only suggestion would be to approach the publisher and ask if the book is available in Mobi format rather than PDF.
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