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Johno02
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Putting text files on Nook

I have tried converting text files to PDFs to store on my Nook, and need to find a better way to convert them. Using MSword 2007, I saved the files as PDF form and it looked good, until I tried to read it on my Nook.  The first page was in very small type, too small to read.  I first tried to increase font size with no results.  Then I paged down to the second page, and the remainder of the file was OK, normal font size, able to change font size, etc..  Has anyone else converted files, and what software is best to use for conversion?? 

 

 

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gstone
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Re: Putting text files on Nook

Try Calibre its free and is a good organization tool for your eBooks on your PC. In addition to conversion to other formats, it will allow you to downloadand and incorporate cover art for the eBook and edit the metadata.

 

From Word 2007, save the file as HTM, TXT or RTF. Use Calibre to convert to ePub. It will also convert from PDF to ePub format. I save as HTM so I can create a table of contents the nook can use after conversion.

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Johno02
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Re: Putting text files on Nook

Loaded up Calibre and it worked really great.  Looks like it can do a lot of things, which I don't expect to use.  Thanks for the suggestion!

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Francis27
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Re: Putting text files on Nook

Thank you for the tip. I had tried to add a .txt file to Calibre but it only showed as a Notepad file. Calibre could not convert the file to EPUB. So I put it in Word, saved it as a .htm file and Calibre converted it to an EPUB file.

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fangjay2003
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Re: Putting text files on Nook

thanks for all the tips.

 

however, I tried to save txt with UNICODE for some Chinese books and then convert into EPUB with Calibre, the file can be read perfectly in Calibre, but I can not read the same EPUB uploaded to Nook, the Chinese words can not be displayed properly.

 

please help, thanks.

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keriflur
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Re: Putting text files on Nook


fangjay2003 wrote:

thanks for all the tips.

 

however, I tried to save txt with UNICODE for some Chinese books and then convert into EPUB with Calibre, the file can be read perfectly in Calibre, but I can not read the same EPUB uploaded to Nook, the Chinese words can not be displayed properly.

 

please help, thanks.


My guess is that the nook does not have the font.  Currently there is no way to add a font to your nook.

 

You could try converting to PDF.