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Old 01-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Pdf to MOBI as pictures not as text

Hello!
I´ve been converting my pdf-formed assaigment sheets to mobi for my amazon kindle.
I study mathemathics so it´s necessair for my files and study materials to be converted as pictures and not as text because of the mathematical symbols.
This worked well untill recently but for some reason suddenly my files are converted as text (the file is still mobi) and only the first page ("the cover") is shown as a picture of the original pdf.

I would be very grateful if someone could tell me how to change my setting or something to solve this problem. I´ve tried several programs and setting and searching online but to no avail.

Thank you, Eeva
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hello!
I´ve been converting my pdf-formed assaigment sheets to mobi for my amazon kindle.
I study mathemathics so it´s necessair for my files and study materials to be converted as pictures and not as text because of the mathematical symbols.
This worked well untill recently but for some reason suddenly my files are converted as text (the file is still mobi) and only the first page ("the cover") is shown as a picture of the original pdf.

I would be very grateful if someone could tell me how to change my setting or something to solve this problem. I´ve tried several programs and setting and searching online but to no avail.

Thank you, Eeva
Calibre does not convert Non-Image (text) to Images (pictures).
FFor 1 or 2 pages, you could do a screen capture and include that.
For lots of pages
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Well there's a thread just below yours http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=166531

might just work the same way for mobi (does all pages as pictures)
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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...or something to solve this problem. I´ve tried several programs and setting and searching online but to no avail.

Thank you, Eeva
Try something like PDFRead which can convert .pdf to (image based) .mobi.

After installing the package located in the first post of that link provided above, also install the extras, namely the "EDIT: 8 Mar 2009 - FOR KINDLE/iLIAD/CYBOOK USERS (fixed that .jpg quality compromise imposed on .prc files!)". It installs a modified NRhtml2mobi.exe that works with a Kindle 2 specific resolution (480x622).

The resolution may be too low to read on under 8" screened devices though. Just test a page range to see if it's acceptable. If not, consider installing the SONY users extra pdfread-MinFilter5-mod-bin.zip for higher dpi conversion prior to the resulting images.

Hope it helps.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thank you everyone! Especially nrapallo.
I got the pdf´s turned into readable pictures (even though the quality suffers a lot)
Though, I´m still trying to figure out why calibre refuses to convert my pdf to MOBI that looks like the original pdf, even though it did so before.
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