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Old 04-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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pdf to mobi gets cutted into pieces

I got my Kindle DX yesterday and realized that the Kindle DX displays a pdf (high resolution magazine) really unsharp so I tried to convert it into .mobi to see if that is a general issue. The mobi file is displayed really sharp now but each page is cutted into like 8 parts that are divided from each other by horizontal spaces. I tried Calibre, Mobipocket, some online converter and softxyz with the same result. What am I doing wrong? Does .mobi only work with like pure font files or what is the problem?
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Trying to convert a PDF file to anything else.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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You cant tell me for real that that's it? I guess the only shaddy thing at the kindle dx is it's pdf converter. Some parts are not readable and compared to the font on the converted .mobi pieces it's a joke. The .mobi files display the orginal pdf so clear. There must be a way because I love kindle dx's size so much.
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Yes, I'm telling you for real that converting PDF to anything else is rarely easy or straightforward. There's always manual proofing and lots of hands-on correction involved if you want any kind of quality. PDF should be considered a one-way street: you convert something to PDF, but not from PDF. It's just the nature of the PDF format.
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Ah,ok. Didnt know that. Do you have any advice how to format a magazine that's in pdf somehow to a format that the kindle dx supports better? Have you heard of the same problems with those white strips in between because the internet seems not to offer any topics to that topic that's why I was wondering if it's probably somehow a problem on my pc?
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...Do you have any advice how to format a magazine that's in pdf somehow to a format that the kindle dx supports better?...
There is no magic bullet.

To start with, read the Stickies at the top of MobleRead's PDF Forum and then search that forum for threads discussing issues similar to yours.

Every PDF is a bit unique and the steps to a usable conversion will vary and will usually require some hand editing. In the case of MOBI being the final format, you'll likely find that you will need to convert to some other editable format first (HTML, ePub, ...), then editing and finally converting to MOBI.
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