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Old 10-28-2020, 12:46 PM   #1
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EPUB views fine in Apple Books but formatting distorted in Calibre epub viewer

Hi, I have a book that views beautifully in Apple books - looks like a PDF book. When I open it in Calibre viewer, the formatting is completely messed up to the point the text is impossible to read. Curious if there are known issues with the Calibre viewer or some setting I can change.
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Update: when I converted to PDF I got something more readable but still with messed up pagination. Still, better than the EPUB view.
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looks like a PDF book
That sounds like a fixed-layout EPUB. Calibre does not support those.
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Thanks. Just out of curiosity, do you or anyone else know a way to convert fixed-layout EPUB to a proper PDF?
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Thanks. Just out of curiosity, do you or anyone else know a way to convert fixed-layout EPUB to a proper PDF?
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If Apple Books supported printing, presumably it would be easy! Not sure there is another EPUB viewer that supports fixed-layout PDFs but doesn't disable printing.
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