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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
mrslecavalier
Junior Member
mrslecavalier began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 2
Cropping .pdfs with Briss and converting with Calibre

I've been using the awesome .pdf cropping Briss, and so far I've had no trouble with it, but when I try to convert a .pdf to a .mobi with Calibre, I still end up with the dreaded headers and footers that were cropped out, but if I select all on the .pdf and copy/paste it into a document, the headers and footers don't show up.

Am I trying to use Briss for the wrong thing? Where am I messing up?
mrslecavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
avlad
Member
avlad began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 24
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Device: PRS-505, DX, DXG
To be able to convert pdf files in mobi format, I have taken the following steps:
1. convert pdf file into word document ( I've used Nuance PDF converter)
2. save word document as rtf file
3. convert rtf to mobi format using calibre
avlad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
Osiyo
Member
Osiyo began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 17
Karma: 12
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle DX Graphite
Hey guys,

I just signed up for these forums because I bought a Kindle GDX. This thread has brought the program BRISS to my attention, but unfortunately even after downloading, I just can't figure out how to run it...I guess I am more of a computer newb than I thought I was. I know BRISS runs on the java platform, and I installed java, but when I try to run the command in the command terminal it just tell me it can't find the jar file. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

P.S. sorry for hijacking the thread.
Osiyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
mrslecavalier
Junior Member
mrslecavalier began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osiyo View Post
Hey guys,

I just signed up for these forums because I bought a Kindle GDX. This thread has brought the program BRISS to my attention, but unfortunately even after downloading, I just can't figure out how to run it...I guess I am more of a computer newb than I thought I was. I know BRISS runs on the java platform, and I installed java, but when I try to run the command in the command terminal it just tell me it can't find the jar file. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

P.S. sorry for hijacking the thread.
You shouldn't have to run something from a command terminal, you should just be able to run the program.

I'm only suggesting this because goofy me had this problem, but you should be running the file that's named "briss-0.0.x"? You can't run one of the other files in there (I KNOW, stupid suggestion... I'm a dummy....)

If you got the correct download, you should have just been able to extract a whole file named "briss-0.0.x" that had all of the neccessary files. I think this folder has to stay intact for it to work...
mrslecavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
Osiyo
Member
Osiyo began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 17
Karma: 12
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle DX Graphite
I can't seem to find that file myself...there's nothing that looks like an executable that I can just click and run...just a bunch of .class files and such.
Osiyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
mrslecavalier
Junior Member
mrslecavalier began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by avlad View Post
To be able to convert pdf files in mobi format, I have taken the following steps:
1. convert pdf file into word document ( I've used Nuance PDF converter)
2. save word document as rtf file
3. convert rtf to mobi format using calibre
But will that address the problem with a header and a footer interrupting the words? I haven't had a problem converting it, just getting rid of the irritating page numbers...

Thanks for the reply, though.
mrslecavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
mrslecavalier
Junior Member
mrslecavalier began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osiyo View Post
I can't seem to find that file myself...there's nothing that looks like an executable that I can just click and run...just a bunch of .class files and such.
This is the link that the developer provided for the latest version. http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/

Are you running on a Mac? I don't know if it's supported for that. (Possibly another dumb question...) If downloading from that link doesn't work, the developer for BRISS is pretty helpful. He had started this thread for the program and suggestions: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83055

I'm sure he would help you. I'll try helping, I'm just extremely limited in my knowledge this stuff.

EDIT: nevermind, it does work on a Mac...

Last edited by mrslecavalier; 07-13-2010 at 07:56 PM.
mrslecavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
briss, calibre, cropping pdf

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PDF cropping software: BRISS laborg PDF 298 09-16-2014 09:41 AM
Converting PDFs macrotor PDF 62 08-14-2011 07:10 PM
Converting PDFs JoshLessard Amazon Kindle 12 10-07-2010 06:40 AM
reader for PDFs without converting? kuck Which one should I buy? 24 06-30-2010 02:55 AM
Cropping PDFs harryo iRex 33 11-20-2009 10:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 AM.


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