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Old 08-22-2019, 05:00 AM   #1
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Epub from Google books to AZW3 as the original ?

Hello,

I tried converting an Epub from Google Books to AZW3 for a new Oasis Kindle but the result is without the scanned pages, only the text (with many errors).

Are there any possibilities for keeping the exact same content in this type of convertion ?

Many thanks for this forum and your help.
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Hello,

I tried converting an Epub from Google Books to AZW3 for a new Oasis Kindle but the result is without the scanned pages, only the text (with many errors).

Are there any possibilities for keeping the exact same content in this type of convertion ?

Many thanks for this forum and your help.
It seems the file was actually a PDF, not EPUB. I convert Google Play Epubs to AZW3 routinely without any problems. Often you can download both EPUB and PDF with a Google book. And sometimes there is only the PDF, which is impossible to convert without errors. Before buying a book from Google, check Additional Information. If it says "Original Pages" and not "Flowing Text", it's a PDF.
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In addition to the image layer from the scanned old book, PDFs can have an "invisible" layer over that that is the optical character recognition (OCR) text. You can drag your mouse over the page and select and copy the invisible text. There are typically many errors in the OCR of old books. As far as I know the only time you can have this dual layer of the original image and the OCR'd text is with a PDF. The EPUB you downloaded was the OCR'd text from the PDF. You can also find many of these dual layer PDFs on archive.org.
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Hi,

Yes, it seems that the Epub is an OCR PDF version.

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