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Old 12-01-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Smile Java open source api required to convert from PDF to MOBI file

Hi All,

Nice to meet you all in this forum.
I am looking for any java open source api to convert from
a PDF file to Mobi file.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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I'm afraid you'll probably have to write it yourself. No such beast exists that I know of.

Welcome to the forum, though.

EDIT: There's probably open-source java code available for manipulating PDFs, but the only open-source code for manipulating MOBIs that I know of is either in Perl (MobiPerl) or Python (calibre).

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I'm afraid you'll probably have to write it yourself. No such beast exists that I know of.

Welcome to the forum, though.

EDIT: There's probably open-source java code available for manipulating PDFs, but the only open-source code for manipulating MOBIs that I know of is either in Perl (MobiPerl) or Python (calibre).

Hi DiapDealer,

Thank you so much. How PDF to Mobi conversion will become easier? I mean what will be the best intermediate file ...

PDF -> HTML -> Mobi? Or
PDF -> Images (.pmg,.tiff,.jpg?) -> Mobi?
PDF -> EPUB -> Mobi?

I am new to this file formats.

Appreciate you help.
Thanks in advance.

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Converting from pdf is always a problem and requires some further work afterwards.

You can try how the Mobipocket Creator works for you. You will find this program at www.mobipocket.com
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PDF to Mobi conversion required

Hi All,

We need to convert PDF files to Mobi files using java.

As there are no such direct apis, we want to know the best approach.

PDF -> convert to Html -> convert html files to Mobi file.
PDF -> convert to Image (.png\.tif\.jpg\.gif) -> convert image files to Mobil file.
PDF -> convert to Text -> convert text files to Mobil file.

is this best approach? if not what could be the best approach?

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There is no "best" approach. Converting from PDF almost always involves manual intervention of some kind. What works well for one PDF may turn out to be a disaster for a different PDF.

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