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Old 07-08-2018, 01:58 AM   #1
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Flagging books to prevent conversion?

I will use this one for this example: The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

In 99.9 percent of the cases I want epubs. and I don't mind so much if there are errors during the conversion process, I can still read the book and get through it. But books like this grammar book absolutely must not get converted and sent to my reader as they will be completely useless with any change to the layout. So, an original PDF must be sent to the reader.

So, despite the fact that I tell Calibre that I want epubs for everything, is there someway to lock this one book and force Calibre to leave it alone and if I ask for it to be transferred, transfer it as is? or must I remember 5 years from now every book that I have ever run across that has formatting issues? I think it would be easier to be able to flag a book, when I discover it, that must be transferred unconverted.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:23 AM   #2
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As long as a format supported by the connected device is present, calibre will not convert the book when sending.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:25 AM   #3
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Why not simply add pdf to the file types that can be sent to your ereader to prevent an attempt to convert on the fly. If you click on the ebook in your library and tell calibre to convert, then that's on you but since conversion leaves the original, you could just delete the converted version. I've attached samples of the configuration for my Tolino and Kobo ereaders from the Configure Device menu.

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