|12-15-2011, 08:55 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Yorkshire, tha noz
Device: 2nd hand paperback
|12-15-2011, 09:46 AM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
The fundamental problem is that a PDF is formatted for a specific page size, and not all reading devices use the same page size. Suppose you format your PDF for a 6" page. That's fine if you're reading it on a device with a 6" screen, but what happens when you want to read it on your 10" tablet, or your 4" smartphone screen?
PDF is not an eBook format. Don't try to use it for something that it was never designed for.
|12-16-2011, 01:01 AM||#18|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Deep in Maryland
Device: Android G1
PDF is a portable document format designed to move work and graphic documents between work devices. It is not designed for eBook format and was never intended to be either. It will lock everything in one place based on the size of the page, and PDF conversion into MOBI or ePUB formats leads to oddities.
Best bet and I've done this with two graphic/narrative hybrids with my graphic novel fabula and illustrated children book unconditional. Is to work with a basic word document and center your images in anchored on the page where the text goes. Use Pubit to convert the document and then Sigil to tidy up the conversion. All images must be set to 100% width, which means they will resize to whatever size screen you view your eBooks on. You cannot, and I repeat cannot do left or right text flow at the moment as the nature of eBooks is dynamic not fixed.
It isn't easy, but can be done with a little patience and you have to compromise, as this is not a print book you are working with.
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