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Old 06-26-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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PDF Kindle Conversion troubleshooting

I am trying to convert a .pdf book that I received from Italy into a format I can use to read it on my Kindle. After looking around for different solutions, I downloaded Mobipocket Creator and used in on the book, but what I produced was garbled text. I tried to use the different encoding options and the Italian text option to no avail -- same result.

I used the software on a couple of other .pdf files produced in the US, and the conversion worked great. Does anyone have any thoughts on what the problem might be and/or any suggestions on other conversion programs that might be available?
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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I don't have a Kindle, but I do convert alot of my ebooks to mobipocket format. I had a PDF book that had a mix of asian and latin characters that I had problems converting to mobipocket format (the latin text converted ok, but the asian characters were garbage). I also had no success with Creator's encoding options. The way I worked around it was to convert the text to html encoded in UTF-8, and then used the html to feed into mobipocket creator.

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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I suggest trying calibre 0.6 beta. This probably isn't as good as MobiPocket Creator on average at PDF to MOBI, but it may work on your PDF.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thank you all. It turns out that Amazon was able to convert it. I sent the file to free.kindle.com and I got back a good file. I wanted to do it myself but I guess thsi was the least frustrating option.

I will try what you guys suggested. Thanks again.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #5
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I tried free.kindle.com...it is a money management site...what is the exact site for the Kindle to have hem convert the files
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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I tried free.kindle.com...it is a money management site...what is the exact site for the Kindle to have hem convert the files
It isn't a site, but an e-mail conversion service. You e-mail the documents to "name"@free.kindle.com and Amazon sends back the converted files by e-mail. For this to work, you need to establish your Kindle's e-mail address and list approved "From" e-mail addresses to send files for conversion. See Transferring Documents and Files to Kindle.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:32 AM   #7
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Hi
I am a new Kindle2 user. I have read with interest the posts re: converting pdfs to be read on the Kindle but am wondering if there is a way to bring back the document to the original pdf? I am particularly interested in being able to view my annotations (those made while reading on the Kindle)
I sent a message to Amazon but have not received a reply.

Here is what I want to do.
1. read articles on my Kindle...make annotations and save these for future reference.
2. covert the 'reveiwed' articles back to PDF so that I can view these on my pc and add the 'reveiwed' articles to my reference/citation manager (Endnote) as a PDF

Is this possible?
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:18 PM   #8
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erm translatite it to einglish pdf and then use mobile pocket on westion key code thing
that may work
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