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Old 10-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Convert PDF to EPUB

I downloaded a pdf book, Sustainable Fuels, 13.9 MB ad want to convert it to Epub to load on Kobo.

It gets stuck at 1% for up to three minutes, I've waited.

I know that is a big file but should it work the same way.

I'm sure I have converted other pdf's to epub.

What else do I need to know.

Running Win 7 64, and latest version of Calibre,
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Leave the process running. 3 minutes isn't that long for a large and complex PDF file and Calibre will let you know if the conversion fails.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Leave the process running. 3 minutes isn't that long for a large and complex PDF file and Calibre will let you know if the conversion fails.
Too true... I've had conversions take up to 45 minutes for large and complex PDFs...
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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Also, don't expect too much out of it.

PDF is about the worst input AND output format you can have for use on an e-reader. PDF works everywhere, except on e-readers under 9.7 inch; it "works"... so-so.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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Thanks . It took nearly 8 minutes, and comes up with some odd spacing, readable but so-so.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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readable but so-so.
Which is really about the best you can hope for with conversions from PDF.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:17 AM   #7
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