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Old 12-28-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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I've just installed Calibre in order to attempt to convert some pdf documents into epub. I created an empty book, added a pdf to the book and chose Convert Books -> convert individually. I just get an error every time: "Could not convert 1 of 1 books because no suitable source format was found". I take this to mean it doesn't understand pdf. Is this correct? If not, any idea what has gone wrong?
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Hi,

I've just installed Calibre in order to attempt to convert some pdf documents into epub. I created an empty book, added a pdf to the book and chose Convert Books -> convert individually. I just get an error every time: "Could not convert 1 of 1 books because no suitable source format was found". I take this to mean it doesn't understand pdf. Is this correct? If not, any idea what has gone wrong?
Your PDF may not really be a PDF (inside). Try and view the source with Adobe Reader
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The document starts with: %PDF-1.6

I can read it with Acrobat and Foxit and on my Kindle.
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The document starts with: %PDF-1.6

I can read it with Acrobat and Foxit and on my Kindle.
Try Printing it with PDFCreator installed which will create a new PDF file and then use Calibre to convert the new PDF file.
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Thanks. That works. I'm very puzzled why though :-)
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Thanks. That works. I'm very puzzled why though :-)
PDFs seem to always be puzzling.
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