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Old 02-02-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Looking for Word/PDF to ePUB Format Contractor

Hi.

I want to convert my word/pdf file to ePUB format. I'm willing to pay for it. Please post in this thread or PM me. Any recommendation is great.

I'm willing to use escrow.com or any escrow site of your choice.

Mods, if this is not the right forum, please move it to the right forum.

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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I used Calibre to convert pdf to ePUB but some of the font is grainy since I have some images. Is there a way to fix this issue? I don't mind paying.
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I used Calibre to convert pdf to ePUB but some of the font is grainy since I have some images. Is there a way to fix this issue? I don't mind paying.
You may want to check out OmniPage — I hear it does a pretty decent job with PDF conversions back to text. Not cheap though
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sigil is a free epub editor ; you might want to take a look at it. it has its own forum here.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:37 PM   #6
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I saved the .doc document as a .htm file and used Calibre to create the ePUB format. After inserting some images, the ePUB file works like a charm.

However, the same thing cannot be said for the .MOBI format that is used on Kindle. I used Mobipocket Creator and Calibre to convert ePUB to .mobi and neither software works. For some reason, the picture doesn't align well with the text. I want them side by side.

Here is the code. It works fine when converting to ePUB format but not .mobi. Below is the picture of the bad format. I want "Example 4.1" to be up.

<p class=Standard><img src="sample-for-epub-html_files/4-1-image.PNG" width=285 height=343 style="float:left" hspace=12><b>Example
4.1:</b>&nbsp; This is a spot where you can be a pouncer by betting the turn with
the intention of</p>


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Old 02-03-2010, 12:36 AM   #7
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I was reading the wiki for .mobi and apparently, one of its formatting limitation is:

"Text cannot flow around images taller than one line of text."

I'm not sure if this is the error I'm experiencing. If it is, is there any hack around it?
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:19 AM   #8
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Often you can get text to wrap around images using the "float" command in CSS. Another trick: set the image in its own paragraph with "leading" set to zero.g

Generally, it is recommended that all images be in-line and in their own paragraphs, to display properly in all readers. [sigh.]

I create professional ePub book formatting for self-published writers, and am happy to help if you need it.
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I'm not sure if this is the error I'm experiencing. If it is, is there any hack around it?
That is indeed the error you're experiencing. There is no hack around it, as far as I know. It's one of the many problems with the mobi format. It's really not a very good format.

The float CSS property should work fine for ePub, but not for mobi, unfortunately.
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Thanks, frabjous--I didn't know mobi format didn't support the "float" command. I'll experiment with it.
Sorry, ygrinch, but inline images in their own paragraph are the most reliable way to go for eBooks. It's too bad.
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