05-29-2011 04:55 PM
Calibre sucks doing that. I'm trying to convert a PDF magazine to EPUB like the magazines you get from the Nook store. I tried using it to convert to HTMLZ and then to EPUB. That kept the pictures but the text sucked.
Has any one had any success?
05-29-2011 05:21 PM
05-29-2011 06:28 PM
Calibre can do it! Download the program at www.calibre-ebook.com once it's downloaded and installed make sure you put the input format as pdf and the output to EPUB. If you need any help with that let me know! It's a great program
05-29-2011 06:38 PM
Tho calibre does indeed convert pdf to epub. It doesn't do well with wide ranging types as magazines,Textbooks or Books with a lot of Pictures,graphs,etc.. That is why the publisher chose pdf format in the first place.
And yep it sucks the default pdf reader is so lame. And even more lame they didn't upgrade it in the 1.2 upgrade.
Your only choice as mentioned is EzPdf app for .99 cents. That will bookmark. Or can root your nook into more android type tablet and install one of a dozen pdf reader apps out there.
The only pdf's I have converted successfully are novels to epub to get bookmarking. And is mostly sucessful with only a few layout or formating issues.
05-29-2011 07:26 PM
Hi chubbycheese, welcome to the Nookcolor fan and support forum.
Calibre is a great program and the author is constantly improving it.
Go to the calibre forum, post your problem and you will get a number of responses. The converter can be tailored to do a variety of different things. If the converter can't do what you want, the PM the author and maybe if you ask real nice, he either will give you tips on how to accomplish what you want or may even incorporate changes to make calibre capable.
05-29-2011 08:13 PM
I've had success converting CBR (comic book files) to PDF and to EPUB using Calibre. I would guess that there is some kind of function that will give you what you want in calibre, it may just not be very straightforward and will probably require some googling!
05-29-2011 08:34 PM
Yes, using Ezpdf you can bookmark PDFs, add notes, pinch zoom, read in landscape as well as in portrait, etc. So I would not convert PDF to EPUB, since the NC EPUB reader is much less flexible than Ezpdf. Buy Expdf for $0.99.