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edhoel
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PDF to epub and calibre

I am considering getting a color nook to use for sideloading magazines. I downloaded a PDF of a magazine and added it to Calibre and then converted it to an epub. I then opened it using Calibre's viewer and the cover of the magazine was accurate but all of the pictures in the articles were reversed (like a color negative). I didn't have a chance to loaded on my nook to see if the pictures looked like a black and white negative.

 

What happened? and what can I do to correct this before I purchase a color nook?

 

Thanks

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ABthree
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Registered: ‎01-27-2010
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Re: PDF to epub and calibre

 


edhoel wrote:

I am considering getting a color nook to use for sideloading magazines. I downloaded a PDF of a magazine and added it to Calibre and then converted it to an epub. I then opened it using Calibre's viewer and the cover of the magazine was accurate but all of the pictures in the articles were reversed (like a color negative). I didn't have a chance to loaded on my nook to see if the pictures looked like a black and white negative.

 

What happened? and what can I do to correct this before I purchase a color nook?

 

Thanks


Someone on the NookColor Support board might have more relevant information for you (this is the Nook [e-ink display] Support board) but in general, Calibre conversions of PDFs are spotty at best.  As has been posted many times before, PDF is a page-design format, it contains a lot of extraneous data to maintain the pages as originally laid out, and much of that data is beyond Calibre's ability to handle.

 

 

Calibre can handle a PDF that's pretty much straight ahead text, but the above considerations mean that text flow will probably be pretty bad.  A text interspersed with illustrations, decorative fonts and embellishments -- like a glossy magazine article -- is pretty much guaranteed to be a mashup.  :smileyindifferent:

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KnitKicky
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Registered: ‎12-26-2010
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Re: PDF to epub and calibre

Hi, perhaps depending on the magazine you buy, it would make sense to switch your subscription to B&N. Then you can download directly to your color nook.  One of the selling features is directly magazine download for the color (not the classic) nook.  But the folks over at the NookColor boards can tell you better.

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