Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
Junior Member
JJH1947 began at the beginning.
JJH1947's Avatar
Posts: 7
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: None
Output Formats and Destination Profile

What is the relationship between the drop-down Output format on Calibre's main screen and the Source Profile drop-down on Calibre's Page Setup screen? In other words, how do these two options relate to one another?

Also, I am not clear what Source Profile on Calibre's Page Setup screen means or does.

Are these features documented somewhere? I have looked at the Calibre manual; perhaps I missed something.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
JJH1947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
BinaryTB is on a distinguished road
BinaryTB's Avatar
Posts: 73
Karma: 74
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Device: Kindle 3
I was interested in finding out what Profiles are too, couldn't find anything in the forum, and the only thing I got from the manual was this:

The important part:
"Affects conversion of font sizes, image rescaling and rasterization of tables"

Don't understand why, for instance, a mobi file needs to be made for a Kindle compared to another reader. It's a mobi, it should be pretty much the same (very similar at least) in all mobi readers, right?
BinaryTB is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Output profile not sticking... grizedale Calibre 2 08-05-2010 09:50 AM
wrong output profile alexxxm Calibre 2 06-24-2010 03:52 AM
iPhone Output Profile FransUrbo Calibre 4 05-19-2010 11:33 AM
What output profile should I use? Autarch1 Calibre 2 11-02-2009 03:17 AM
Using iPhone, which output profile? bthoven Calibre 2 10-22-2009 02:10 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM. is a privately owned, operated and funded community.