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Old 03-16-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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converting .lit to mobi

I just got my kindle about two hours ago. I had about 10 books I already had in the .lit format converted to mobi using calibre. If I viewed them in Calibre it would show that it moved all indentations, if I opened them in Stanza they would remain. I just figured I would see what happened when I put them on the Kindle. Well the indentions do not show up on the kindle. Does anyone have any tips on how I should convert these books so I do not loose indentations? Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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I just got my kindle about two hours ago. I had about 10 books I already had in the .lit format converted to mobi using calibre. If I viewed them in Calibre it would show that it moved all indentations, if I opened them in Stanza they would remain. I just figured I would see what happened when I put them on the Kindle. Well the indentions do not show up on the kindle. Does anyone have any tips on how I should convert these books so I do not loose indentations? Thanks for your help.
have you viewed these eBooks with Mobipocket Reader for Windows? If not, do so and if the problem is not there, then there is a problem with the Kindle.
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If I have a .mobi with troublesome formatting, I use the mobi2html command line tool (part of the mobiperl package). From there you can either make the changes in the html itself, if you're comfortable doing that, or you can copy and paste into Word, make whatever changes you want, then rebuild using Mobipocket Creator.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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I have converted many .lit files to mobi with indentations that appear in my Kindle 2.

Here is what I do in Calibre when I convert an e-book:
1. Check "Remove spacing between paragraphs" in Look & Feel.
2. Change Source profile to Kindle and Destination profile to Kindle in Page Setup.

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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If I have a .mobi with troublesome formatting, I use the mobi2html command line tool (part of the mobiperl package). From there you can either make the changes in the html itself, if you're comfortable doing that, or you can copy and paste into Word, make whatever changes you want, then rebuild using Mobipocket Creator.
But you cannot be sure that mobi2html will actually work. It fails on the higher compression. So to be sure your method works every time, use mobi2oeb which is part of Calibre. Then you know what you'll be getting and can go from there.

Which legally purchased Mobipocket eBooks have you have formatting issues with?
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #6
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how come with i use calibre 0.6 beta to convert .lit to mobi i get this error:

"Could not convert 1 of 1 books, because no suitable source format was found."

anyone get this error before? when i click on detail it just says the name of the title.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:31 PM   #7
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actually when i open the file in calibre it says its a LRF format. is that the same?

nvm. i am not sure why it says .lit on the file then LRF in calibre. i know what i gotta do to convert them to mobi on mac. thanks!

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Where did you get this file?
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how come with i use calibre 0.6 beta to convert .lit to mobi i get this error:

"Could not convert 1 of 1 books, because no suitable source format was found."

anyone get this error before? when i click on detail it just says the name of the title.
That looks like the error you get when you try to convert a book with DRM. If you bought this book from an online bookstore, it probably has DRM which would have to be "dealt with" before you could convert it.
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