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Old 01-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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converting pdf to mobi

the original file size is 739KB. the converted file size is 1,011 kb. Is this increase in file size normal?

Also, the formatting looks just fine when I open the original pdf in ADE, but in the converted file, there are broken lines, and other odd artifacts of conversion.

i've not done much conversion at all, and this is my first one from pdf - are there any settings I should use for a cleaner final file?

The book is this month's free book from University of Chicago: Collections of Nothing. I'm trying to convert it so my parents (who are even less technical than I am) can read it on their kindle.
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the original file size is 739KB. the converted file size is 1,011 kb. Is this increase in file size normal?

Also, the formatting looks just fine when I open the original pdf in ADE, but in the converted file, there are broken lines, and other odd artifacts of conversion.

i've not done much conversion at all, and this is my first one from pdf - are there any settings I should use for a cleaner final file?

The book is this month's free book from University of Chicago: Collections of Nothing. I'm trying to convert it so my parents (who are even less technical than I am) can read it on their kindle.
Converting PDF is a crap shoot and probably guaranteed to NOT be the most efficient coding
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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the original file size is 739KB. the converted file size is 1,011 kb. Is this increase in file size normal?
They're pert near the same size. Now if the output balloons up to 10, 20, 30 meg I might think twice.

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i've not done much conversion at all, and this is my first one from pdf - are there any settings I should use for a cleaner final file?
PDF is often a horrible source format for conversions. You might want to review the sticky post at the top of the conversion sub-forum titled, Read this before Posting PDF Questions.

Good Luck.
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