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Old 05-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hi guys so I'm trying to convert two files, I'll try and and just get help with the first one for now. It's only 6mb in size. I've tried using Calibre, and converted it to both a Mobi and AZW3 file. The font seems like it would be fine, but all the links don't work. Like when I'm at the contents page and I click 1.1 it doesn't bring me to that section like it does in the pdf file on my computer. Instead it brings me to the first page, it doesn't matter what section I click on 5.6, etc, it will just bring me to the first page.. what can I do?

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Hi guys so I'm trying to convert two files, I'll try and and just get help with the first one for now. It's only 6mb in size. I've tried using Calibre, and converted it to both a Mobi and AZW3 file. The font seems like it would be fine, but all the links don't work. Like when I'm at the contents page and I click 1.1 it doesn't bring me to that section like it does in the pdf file on my computer. Instead it brings me to the first page, it doesn't matter what section I click on 5.6, etc, it will just bring me to the first page.. what can I do?
Tray it whit Mobipocket Reader
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Tray it whit Mobipocket Reader
i don't know how to use it, downloaded it, can't figure it out at all.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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i don't know how to use it, downloaded it, can't figure it out at all.
Download it here http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloa...ailsreader.asp
Install and start it, drag & drop yor PDF File, copy into Kindle and enjoy it!

(Sorry for my poor English )
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Download it here http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloa...ailsreader.asp
Install and start it, drag & drop yor PDF File, copy into Kindle and enjoy it!

(Sorry for my poor English )
creator or reader? I have creator and dragging and dropping doesn't do anything.. Isn't reader for reading only.. it doesn't covert does it? Download link doesn't work either, says it no longer exists.
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creator or reader? I have creator and dragging and dropping doesn't do anything.. Isn't reader for reading only.. it doesn't covert does it? Download link doesn't work either, says it no longer exists.
Oh! Sorry for this dead link. Here is another one http://www.computerbild.de/download/...1971.html?dl=1

Not Mobipocket Creator! Better und very simple is Reader. Just drag & drop PDF File on the surface and created *mobi put into Kindle. Later, when you will choose in Contents link 2.2.2, you must tap on 2.2.1 (!). So is my experience. I hope it helps you.
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PDF format is the worst choice of source formats to use with Calibre, and conversions can range from decent to quite awful. Read here for the official statement on Calibre's PDF support.

This post will go into a little more detail on the various issues surrounding pdf conversions and what can be done about it. Note if your PDF looks like complete garbage after conversion (i.e. nothing at all like the original text) there is nothing to be done about it using Calibre.

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My PDF has a table of contents or links/bookmarks, but they weren't used during conversion
Calibre doesn't support the existing Table of Contents/links/bookmarks in a pdf, for either building a TOC or detecting chapters. Instead it uses a heuristic approach to guess where the appropriate chapter breaks are. This works well in some documents, but can produce poor results or false positives in other documents.
MobiPocket Creator is often suggested as a converter that handles PDF better than most others in many cases, but YMMV. There is simply no guarantee that PDF can be turned into something usable.
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Oh! Sorry for this dead link. Here is another one http://www.computerbild.de/download/...1971.html?dl=1

Not Mobipocket Creator! Better und very simple is Reader. Just drag & drop PDF File on the surface and created *mobi put into Kindle. Later, when you will choose in Contents link 2.2.2, you must tap on 2.2.1 (!). So is my experience. I hope it helps you.
hi the link doesn't work, actual download link.
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What is wrong with using MobiPocket Creator?

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloa...oadCreator.asp (working link. )
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hi the link doesn't work, actual download link.
Mobipocket Reader is no longer available for download from the official site. However, you can download it from archive.org.

However, it doesn't do a better job than calibre with your book. In particular it won't create a working TOC.

Try activating all Heuristic processing options in Calibre, before converting the the .pdf file. For best results, I'd recommend to convert the .pdf file to an .epub file first. This'll allow you to fix conversion bugs in Sigil.
If you're not picky about the messed up non-working original PDF TOC, all you have to do is generate a new HTML TOC in Sigil and convert the book with Calibre or Kindle Previewer/KindleGen.
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Mobipocket Reader is no longer available for download from the official site. However, you can download it from archive.org.

However, it doesn't do a better job than calibre with your book. In particular it won't create a working TOC.

Try activating all Heuristic processing options in Calibre, before converting the the .pdf file. For best results, I'd recommend to convert the .pdf file to an .epub file first. This'll allow you to fix conversion bugs in Sigil.
If you're not picky about the messed up non-working original PDF TOC, all you have to do is generate a new HTML TOC in Sigil and convert the book with Calibre or Kindle Previewer/KindleGen.
Didn't work, the links still don't work.. is there any chance somebody would convert the file for me?
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Mobipocket Reader is no longer available for download from the official site. However, you can download it from archive.org.

However, it doesn't do a better job than calibre with your book. In particular it won't create a working TOC.

Try activating all Heuristic processing options in Calibre, before converting the the .pdf file. For best results, I'd recommend to convert the .pdf file to an .epub file first. This'll allow you to fix conversion bugs in Sigil.
If you're not picky about the messed up non-working original PDF TOC, all you have to do is generate a new HTML TOC in Sigil and convert the book with Calibre or Kindle Previewer/KindleGen.
Doits:

If he simply opens the resulting HTML in an html editor, and marks the entries, it will, in fact, create a working HTML TOC for him. I remember this well--I started out on old MBPC, 5+ years ago. He should, I'd suspect, get the PDF into (either) HTML or Word, first, from Calibre; mark the headings in Word, say, and then feed it to MBPC.

I mean, nothing is going to automagically make his entire, working, perfect MOBI file for him, not without a little elbow grease. We do this all day long, and there's a reason that people pay money to have PDF's turned into properly-made, functioning mobi files. It's work. {shrug}.

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