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Old 10-22-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Question converting PDFs with equations

Most of the documents I'd like to convert using Calibre are PDFs of scientific papers that include lots of equations. I am trying to convert them to mobipocket format for my Kindle. I haven't been able to get the equations to display correctly (or even readably) in the first few I've tried. As per someone else's suggestion, I tried downloading ABC PDF converter and converting to RTF first, but that doesn't do any better (even in the RTF). I'd really appreciate any help.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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as far as i know, other than redering the pdf as a collection of images, there is no way to satisfactorily convert mathematics.
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Oh well. Thank you for the quick reply (and for Calibre itself!).

Given that, do you know of any tools that *will* render PDFs as a collection of graphics for me?
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Oh well. Thank you for the quick reply (and for Calibre itself!).

Given that, do you know of any tools that *will* render PDFs as a collection of graphics for me?
Adobe Acrobat or Ghostscript will render PDFs as a collection of graphics.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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also pdflrf
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:16 AM   #6
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Kindle is definitely not the right reader for someone interested in technical material. Almost any other device would be better, unfortunately.

PDFLRF is a great tool, but it'll add an extra step, since you'll need to convert the LRF to Mobi afterwards. You might want to try a similar tool, PDFRead, with .PRC output:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21906
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:36 PM   #7
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Thank you. PDFRead seems to do the job nicely.
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