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Old 05-09-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Mobi to epub page break

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I'm converting my ebooks from mobi (html converted with mobi creator) to epub using calibre (while waiting for the new cybook firmware :-))

If I have a chapter title followed by a pagebreak, and then a line on its own, in the resulting epub the page breaks after that line as well, so I have a page with just a single line in it.

If I add an "html page break" to the code used for creating the mobi the epub will look fine, but the converted-from-mobi toc won't work anymore... :-(

Does anyone know a workaround for this?

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Old 05-09-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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Set chapter decoration to none in the conversion options
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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Hi Kovid, that was a really quick answer! Thank you!

Unfortunately that didn't seem to work...

My structure is more or less like this:

<h1>chapter name</h1>
<mobi page break>
Text of the book, blah blah.</br></br>

I disabled the chapter detection and mark in calibre, but the page still breaks after the </br> code.

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Old 05-09-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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Why do you have <mobi page break> in your code?
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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Sorry, I meant <mbp:pagebreak/>
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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Don't use <mbpagenreak/> Use <div style="page-break-after:always"/> instead. calibre will automatically create te neccessary mobipocket tags
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Don't use <mbpagenreak/> Use <div style="page-break-after:always"/> instead. calibre will automatically create te neccessary mobipocket tags
But wasn't this thread about converting from mobi to ePub?
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But wasn't this thread about converting from mobi to ePub?
I got the impression that the OP was inserting the tags by hand. If he's converting using calibre, the mbpagebreak tags will not be present in the generated HTML
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:13 PM   #9
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I insert tags by hand, but then I use the mobipocket creator to generate the prc.

I tried to replace the tags as you suggested and create the mobi with calibre, but when I converted it to epub the problem of the page break after the first line break was still there in (both converting the mobi to epub and converting the source html to epub).

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Old 05-10-2009, 05:23 PM   #10
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Can you attach a sample html file showing this behavior
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:47 PM   #11
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Here you go (it's just the first 2 chapters).

Interestingly, if I use both the <mbp:pagebreak> and the <div style="page-break-after:always"/> in the html and create the prc with Mobipocket Creator then convert it to epub with calibre, the epub will look correct, but the TOC won't work correctly (most links will just send to the TOC index instead of the correct page).

Thanks, by the way!

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Old 05-10-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
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I'm confused, the epub file calibre generates from that html file is fine (apart from some spurious <pagebreak/> tags that come from the <mbpagebreak/> tags in the source? So what was the problem again?
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The problem is that for some reason, I have an additional page break after the first line break of the text... I.e it appears like this in ADE:

---page break---
PRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE
---page break---
LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings
---page break---
of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped...

The last page break shouldn't be there... And actually, in the calibre reader it'll look like this:

---page break---
PRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE

LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings
---page break---
of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped...

The way it should be (and how it appears in the prc) is:


---page break---
PRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE
---page break---
LO, praise of the prowess of people-king

of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped...

etc...

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i dont see those page breaks in my conversion. what conversion options are you using?
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:01 PM   #15
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That's strange...

I use all default settings "except chapter mark" set to "none" and "exclude first image" set to true.

If that can make a difference, I'm using XP and the latest version of Calibre...

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