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Old 08-02-2019, 02:15 PM   #3
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I don't know what you mean by the "original # of pages". If this is a Kindle book purchased from Amazon they will show either the number of pages in some printed edition of the book or else a KENPC (Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count) that is calculated by Amazon using undisclosed standard formatting settings. In either case there is nothing special about that specific page count.

When you convert to PDF the number of pages produced depends on a lot of factors: the page size, margins, font size, and others. If you are trying to hit a target number of pages it will be a trial and error process of changing these factors until you come close to your desired result.

Paragraphs being split across pages is common in books. You can prevent this is various ways, but the result is usually inferior to just letting the paragraphs be split. Using "page-break-inside: avoid" can prevent this, but will leave blank spaces at the bottom of pages, which look like scene breaks.

Even if you do manage to achieve your target number of pages, the actual content on each PDF page will almost certainly not match the equivalent page number in a printed edition of the book.
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