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Old 03-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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pdf convesion failed

i recieve this error:

Job: **Convert book: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Random House, 2007)**
**tuple**: ('ConversionError', u'Error: PDF version 1.6 -- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway)\r\n')
**Traceback**:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "parallel.py", line 957, in worker
File "parallel.py", line 915, in work
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\any\c onvert_from.py", line 196, in main
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\any\c onvert_from.py", line 165, in process_file
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\pdf\c onvert_from.py", line 106, in process_file
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\pdf\c onvert_from.py", line 67, in generate_html
ConversionError: Error: PDF version 1.6 -- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway)


**Log**:
('ConversionError', u'Error: PDF version 1.6 -- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway)\r\n')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "parallel.py", line 957, in worker
File "parallel.py", line 915, in work
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\any\c onvert_from.py", line 196, in main
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\any\c onvert_from.py", line 165, in process_file
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\pdf\c onvert_from.py", line 106, in process_file
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\ebooks\lrf\pdf\c onvert_from.py", line 67, in generate_html
ConversionError: Error: PDF version 1.6 -- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway)
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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I also had a PDF-conversion error.

When I tried to convert the free PDF 'Assassin's Apprentice' by Robin Hobb (found on the Suvudu-site (www.suvudu.com)), Calibre said the PDF was DRM-protected.
But I could convert the PDF without problems using Mobipocket creator, so there is something not completely correct in Calibre.
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ConversionError: Error: PDF version 1.6 -- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway)

As Kovid said here, calibre only supports PDF versions up to 1.5.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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does calibre v. 5 also support only pdf versions up to 1.5?

if this is the case, the software may be of only limited use to me.

i'm trying to convert a 2mb pdf v. 1.6 right now as a test, and it's been running for a while. shouldn't it fail immediately if it's not going to work? (it's an e-book made freely available to the world.)

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Old 03-13-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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does calibre v. 5 also support only pdf versions up to 1.5?

if this is the case, the software may be of only limited use to me.

i'm trying to convert a 2mb pdf v. 1.6 right now as a test, and it's been running for a while. shouldn't it fail immediately if it's not going to work? (it's an e-book made freely available to the world.)
Have you tried converting it down to an earlier version of PDF?
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Have you tried converting it down to an earlier version of PDF?
I'm having the same problem, how does one do that?
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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I'm having the same problem, how does one do that?
I would try the Ghostscript utilities.
Maybe convert the PDF to PS and back to PDF at a version lower.

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/AFPL/index.htm
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