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Old 07-20-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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I had the original Nook and converted a bunch of books using Calibre. I am looking at getting a Nook Color, would I be able to just add the books I already converted right to the Nook Color or would I have to ggo back and re-convert all of the books to fit the Nook Color screen??
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:00 AM   #2
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If your books are text based (novels) then you shouldn't need to reconvert. The text in an EPUB file will reflow to accommodate different screen sizes. If these are comic books then you should reconvert to account for the differences in screen size.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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Calibre is updated to 8.11. I've used it for a long time w/no problems. Now-- My html looks great in the browser, but run thru Calibre to epub, it comes out with errors: . for an em dash, . for ... all usually punctuation, like ? for beginning ". What can I do?

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Old 07-22-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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Sorry. I used Notepad to strip Word, then used CSS formatting, saving to title.html
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #6
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The above question pertains to the books I've written, preparing for epub publishing, Nook, etc.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:45 PM   #7
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Get Sigil, a very nice epub/html editor, and use that to create your epub. Then use Calibre to convert to different formats.

http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

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Old 07-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #8
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If em-dashes, curly-quotes, etc, are appearing as "?" in your book, that's a character encoding issue. You need to ensure that your book correctly specifies its encoding.
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