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Old 01-10-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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which best format to convert to epub

Maybe there is a thread I haven't seen....

I have sometimes mayn formats of a book: pdf, txt, doc, rtf, ....

Which is the best format to convert to epub?

And after converting: Should I delete the other formats?

Which format should I keep if something went wrong with converting?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Try rtf, then rtf/doc saved as HTML using Word/Openoffice/etc. HTML is best. txt works but pure txt does not usually contain stuff like italics so the result may be lacking.
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Maybe there is a thread I haven't seen....

I have sometimes mayn formats of a book: pdf, txt, doc, rtf, ....

Which is the best format to convert to epub?

And after converting: Should I delete the other formats?

Which format should I keep if something went wrong with converting?
Your list, as shown:, is from WORST to better
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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Thank you both!

Should I write the tags/genres and all other stuff collected in Calibre in the epub-file? Which method should I use?
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What are the best source formats to convert?

In order of decreasing preference: LIT, MOBI, EPUB, FB2, HTML, PRC, RTF, PDB, TXT, PDF
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Thank you both!

Should I write the tags/genres and all other stuff collected in Calibre in the epub-file? Which method should I use?
Calibre can create those when it converts or you can use the Modify EPUB plugin to force the change without conversion
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OK, now I can convert my books and also have a good feeling.
Thanks again.
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