Originally Posted by akosimike
Originally Posted by speakingtohe
Did you try checking remove spacing in the look & feel section under conversion?
Left justifying often makes files shorter as well.
yup i tried that I also trued to reinstall that also didnt work.
any more ideas would be appreciated.
The remove spacing only works on paragraphs or divisions. When you run into a book that it doesn't work on it is usually because the line breaks are hardcoded in the html using <br/> instead of </p><p> paragraph html.
The only way to correct this is by manually editing the html. You can do this by running the conversion with a directory specified in the Debug area of Calibre. Once the (failed) conversion is complete look in the directory you specified and you will find the resultant html before conversion.
I have had easy fixes and books that I decided weren't worth it once I viewed the source. The easy fixes were simply replacing <br/> with <br/><br/> then using a find and replace to substitute </p><p> with every set of <br/><br/> in the document. This changes the line breaks to paragraphs. I use notepad++ for this.
Then I hand edit out the large groups of </p><p> before chapters etc... Drag the new html to Calibre and convert.
Each html document is different, Good Luck.