Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
dcarlozzi
Member
dcarlozzi began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Sony prs-505, iPad
settings for ipad for epub to pdf conversion

Would anyone know the correct Calibre conversion settings to enable formatting for a pdf reading app on the ipad? I converted a bunch of epubs to pdf but there is NO formatting on the pages (the words run off the page) and the font is miniscule. Thanks much for any suggestions.

Also, if the above isn't possible, how would I delete just the pdfs from my Calibre folders and not the epubs?
dcarlozzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
itimpi
Wizard
itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,055
Karma: 777825
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
Why use PDF files on the iPad if you already have ePub ones? For ePub files you can use either the Apple provided iBooks reader, or the independent Stanza reader. EPub files are far better as they support reflowable text so that it is easy to set font sizes to suit you.

To get rid of a particular format you can select all the books and select Edit Metadata. One of the options offered on the resulting dialog is to remove selected formats.
itimpi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 07-05-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
dcarlozzi
Member
dcarlozzi began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Sony prs-505, iPad
itimpi, thank you...you are correct..I removed all the converted pdfs..I was thinking to have the option of different readers, but the conversion just doesn't work..I removed them all (converted pdfs) per your instructions.
dcarlozzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
dcarlozzi
Member
dcarlozzi began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Sony prs-505, iPad
new problem with the above post- after deleting all the not wanted pdf files individually from each indiv folder in the Calibre folder (mistakenly not using the commands in the Calibre software), the metadata file is still reading that it has these pdfs even though they aren't present in the folders-

is there any way to get the metadata file to update??
dcarlozzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #5
Starson17
Wizard
Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
Posts: 4,004
Karma: 177841
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: WinMo: IPAQ; Android: HTC HD2, Archos 7o; Java:Gravity T
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcarlozzi View Post
the metadata file is still reading that it has these pdfs even though they aren't present in the folders-

is there any way to get the metadata file to update??
Run Preferences | Advanced | "Check database integrity".
Starson17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 02:01 PM   #6
dcarlozzi
Member
dcarlozzi began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Sony prs-505, iPad
Thank you so much for the reply....worked great! So much to learn and so little time!!!!
dcarlozzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 02:16 PM   #7
dcarlozzi
Member
dcarlozzi began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Sony prs-505, iPad
PS. Wow- Now the Calibre interface is correct, however I now have duplicate folders of every book (with different numbers) in all of my folders in my Calibre main folder.

Don't want to go deleting them without advice first...just made that mistake.
dcarlozzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 09:54 AM   #8
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,838
Karma: 12535517
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcarlozzi View Post
PS. Wow- Now the Calibre interface is correct, however I now have duplicate folders of every book (with different numbers) in all of my folders in my Calibre main folder.

Don't want to go deleting them without advice first...just made that mistake.
Look in calibre GUI, select the book that has a duplicate folder and click "O" to open the folder. The one that opens is the one being used.

After you get it cleaned up, keep your fingers out of the calibre database and don't look under the hood again.
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #9
itimpi
Wizard
itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,055
Karma: 777825
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
Are some of the directories empty? If so then they are going to be the ones you want to remove. It is easy enough to google for utilities for automating the removal of empty directories.

In the case where you have two non-empty folders for the same book, then you will have to follow the earlier advice of looking in the Calibre GUI to see which number corresponds to the correct one.
itimpi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Old Thread] Recommendation settings for pdf to epub conversion for iPad dteixeira Calibre 11 06-22-2012 02:50 PM
[Old thread] ePub output margins - settings unresponsive, issue on iPad/iBook garrick Conversion 4 05-14-2011 06:56 PM
Ipad conversion settings jwadle Calibre 5 06-25-2010 09:13 PM
PDF to EPUB conversion jfontana Calibre 2 03-17-2010 03:09 AM
pdf to epub conversion mediax Sigil 16 11-19-2009 03:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.