Sep 4th, 2012, 5:49 pm
Hi!

I have never had problems converting PDF to MOBI except with this book: https://rapidgator.net/file/39206883/WWW.rar.html

In every page of the PDF there are two pages from the book. So, how can I convert this in a decent MOBI?

Thanks!! :)
Sep 4th, 2012, 5:49 pm

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Sep 5th, 2012, 2:39 pm
The best way I have found to convert these annoying double-page files is PDFtoEPUB, a program by DNAML Software. You can convert to mobi later. I did this one for you, but if it needs cleaning you'll have to do it yourself ;-)

merry60 wrote:Link to book removed, no longer needed.


PDFtoEPUB takes care of the annoying headers and footers with name of author and such.
Sep 5th, 2012, 2:39 pm
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Sep 5th, 2012, 5:33 pm
WOW!! Thanks!! I was about to copy / paste every single page in a DOC file :lol:
Sep 5th, 2012, 5:33 pm

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Sep 14th, 2012, 5:58 pm
the best converter as far as i know is calibree it supports every format and it s free!!!
Sep 14th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Sep 14th, 2012, 6:13 pm
afrznane wrote:the best converter as far as i know is calibree it supports every format and it s free!!!

Of course. That is, if you want to read the author's name and page number and title of book in every page.
Sep 14th, 2012, 6:13 pm
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Sep 16th, 2012, 5:03 pm
I went DNAML to check out the recommendation, and PDFtoEPUB is free right now too. They apparently are giving away 20,000 copies, so no idea how long it will be available.
Sep 16th, 2012, 5:03 pm

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Sep 16th, 2012, 5:13 pm
You pretended to be an author then? ;)
Sep 16th, 2012, 5:13 pm
Sep 16th, 2012, 5:28 pm
lol -- no, I was good, I gave my real occupation. :-)

I'm also checking out the sale they have going on the Desktop Author software as I create a number of ebooks a year for work, with one coming up next month. Has anyone used Desktop Author? My current system works, but its somewhat clunky and involves bouncing between a number of different softwares.
Sep 16th, 2012, 5:28 pm

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Sep 26th, 2012, 8:19 pm
Great tip, thanks! :)

merry60 wrote:The best way I have found to convert these annoying double-page files is PDFtoEPUB, a program by DNAML Software. You can convert to mobi later. I did this one for you, but if it needs cleaning you'll have to do it yourself ;-)
https://rapidshare.com/files/2950283507/WWW.rar
Sep 26th, 2012, 8:19 pm
Last edited by merry60 on Sep 26th, 2012, 8:35 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: You're welcome, enjoy!
Sep 29th, 2012, 12:00 pm
Hi,

I haven't bothered with converter software so long I've forgotten most of them. Used to have Calibre but then my PC crashed and all data was lost. Now I use http://www.online-convert.com/ I downloaded your file and converted .pdf to .mobi and it checked out fine, both on Kindle reader and on Mobipocket reader.
Sep 29th, 2012, 12:00 pm
Sep 29th, 2012, 12:57 pm
Thanks!! :)
Sep 29th, 2012, 12:57 pm

Important: The hard drive where I kept my e-books has died. I'm afraid I won't be able to post any re-up. I'm really sorry!! :(
Sep 30th, 2012, 4:53 am
Nice thread.
Sep 30th, 2012, 4:53 am
Oct 11th, 2012, 1:49 pm
I'm using calibre converter, it's perfect and for free
Oct 11th, 2012, 1:49 pm
Oct 12th, 2012, 3:39 pm
barbh wrote:I'm using calibre converter, it's perfect and for free


I love calibre too -- it's great for organizing books and converting between epub, mobi, lit, fb2 and lord knows what else, but I'm really glad Merry shared the information about PDFtoEPUB. The latter is significantly more intuitive than Calibre in removing page headers and footers, dealing with columns and so forth. After all the ephemera is gone, I can import the new epub into calibre with less cleanup required in Sigil. It makes your life a lot easier if you have a large book or a bunch of PDFs to deal with. It also, btw, converts to mobi, but since I read in epub, I don't know if its mobi files are as clean as its epubs.
Oct 12th, 2012, 3:39 pm
Last edited by merry60 on Oct 12th, 2012, 3:49 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Thank you, I hate having to repeat myself!

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Oct 13th, 2012, 8:21 am
Run the stock .PDF file through PDFtoEPUB - to remove all the "Junk" headers and footers.

Open the resulting EPUB in Sigil - to correct all the rest of the problems.

Run the edited EPUB from Sigil through Calibre - to convert to MOBI (or whatever your preferred format happens to be).

Note: All these programs are free!
Oct 13th, 2012, 8:21 am

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