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Old 12-16-2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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new person to ebooks (within the last 3 months). and new to calibre and conversions. Although I feel this may be a more common question than I know, I will ask it anyhow and hope for some mercy because of the newbie status.

I have recently purchased 2 epub books that are art related - they are roughly 26mb and 16mb in size. Although they work on my iBooks app, there are features that I like in my kindle app that I have used a little more - page color and font size in particular. these are features that I cannot access in iBooks with these 2.

I am currently trying to convert to mobi, and I am reaching hour 20 as I am typing. which seems excessive to me but again I do not know. My MacBook Pro is from 2011 - so I do not know if that is contributing as well.

any help, suggestions with what to expect or if this is a problem would be greatly appreciated

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Calibre questions belong in the Calibre forum, to where I'm now moving this.
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it seems like the awz3 may be making more progress more quickly - more lines processed in the progress with less time - I did open the book in the reader and noticed when I tried to enlarge the text everything crashed together - could that be one of the things the conversion is trying to correct?
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Your book may be fixed layout where everything on each page is precisely positioned and cannot be changed. If so then conversion using calibre will not yield anything useful.
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thanks - that may be - when released they seemed as if to say it took a while to preserve the original form
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