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Old 07-15-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Pdf to ePub text problem

I converted a pdf magazine to epud format using Calibre. the problem i'm having is when i zoom into the text it gets distorted and unreadable.

can any one help ? is there a setting on Calibre that would prevent this.


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Old 07-15-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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That suggests the PDF file was really just scanned images so you are limited by the resolution of the scan. If it was a text PDF then zooming would leave the text sharply defined, and should also allow text re-flow between lines.
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I converted a pdf magazine to epud format using Calibre. the problem i'm having is when i zoom into the text it gets distorted and unreadable.

can any one help ? is there a setting on Calibre that would prevent this.
Thanks.
First, make sure you read this:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=118605

Next, it looks like you are converting images of text pages, not text, so you need maximum resolution to zoom in. Your specified device controls resolution (Calibre makes your images match your device screen size). You can try using a tablet device for better resolution, or better, just stick with the original PDF.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #4
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Perhaps you could OCR the pdf first.
Documents scanned to images are not very user friendly on a computer, much less an ebook reader. Lots of pdf magazines are like that.

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I converted a pdf magazine to epud format using Calibre. the problem i'm having is when i zoom into the text it gets distorted and unreadable.

can any one help ? is there a setting on Calibre that would prevent this.


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It is ePub, not epud.
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