Originally Posted by Txomin
Thank you for the quick reply and please forgive my ignorance.
What is Tweak? I've been playing with ebook-convert.
Converting to what format - TXT (i.e. a file with the extension txt) I assume
AFAIK what you see in the EPUB Viewer is what you'll get in TXT output file - but without any formatting/styling or images - the important settings are the TXT Output settings
Given that EPUB is Calibre's native format I would anticipate it might be faster.
If you don't have access to PDF editing software like Acrobat, Nitro etc to do the conversions, then you could try
- use MobiCreator program to convert PDF's to PRC
- use Calibre to convert the PRC to EPUB
- use Sigil to tidy up the EPUB - needed on most books, the Quality Check plugin could also help in this regard
- then use Calibre to convert the Sigil'd/QC'd EPUB to TXT.
But if you have a lot of PDF's you would probably save a lot of time if you had Acrobat (you'll need the full product) then you could create the TXT files direct - can't recall if Acrobat does bulk operations. Another possibility are the Nitro PDF tools, some people here have them.
I suggest you steer clear of the "Free PDF to ..." converters unless you get a specific recommendation - as in the case of MobiCreator.