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Old 09-14-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Some Calibre PDF>Mobi conversion advise please

Hi,

So I downloaded the free PDF version of Perdido Street Station, the only version I could get in Australia.

I attempted to convert the PDF to Mobi using Calibre but the output was pretty nasty. The headers/footers were converted and the page numbering too.

Can anyone suggest some settings to help me improve my PDF > Mobi conversions please?
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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I'd like to know, too...

Currently my only reader is a pocket pc with mobipocket reader installed. My public library has many more books available in Adobe Digital Editions format (don't know it by any other name). Can I still use calibre to convert the Adobe DE to Mobipocket? How?

Also, I have been looking at the Sony PRS-505 (reasonably priced on eBay), but none of the specs says specifically if it has Adobe DE installed or on the software. Anybody know? Thanks for your time.
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I use Mobicreator to convert PDF to Mobi. It isn't perfect, but it looks better than the result I get from Calibre.
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Currently my only reader is a pocket pc with mobipocket reader installed. My public library has many more books available in Adobe Digital Editions format (don't know it by any other name). Can I still use calibre to convert the Adobe DE to Mobipocket? How?
Calibre only converts DRM-free ebooks. See Adobe ADEPT DRM for PDF circumvented for how to remove Adobe's DRM (encryption). Note that in the US, doing this on ebooks you own may be legal but doing it on lending library ebooks is not. The result is a standard PDF, which Calibre or Windows MobiPocket Reader can format shift to MOBI for you.

All PRS-505's can support ADE. However, if it one of the very first PRS-505s and still has the original firmware on it, you may need to upgrade to the latest firmware to get ADE.
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