[LMB] AKICOT:L Kindle Help

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 15:54:26 BST 2021


those are the reasons why the Calibre documentation says that PDF is not a
good source format for ebook conversion. But sometimes PDF is all you can
get. :(


On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:42 AM B. Ross Ashley <brashley46 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jun 2021 12:51:27 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
> wrote, inter alia:
>
> > Indeed I have. The instructions, however, only work for books (and I
> already knew how to adjust fonts and sizes for them) not for magazines. I
> can?t get Analog out of the two column mode. There is supposed to be
> something called immersive reading that is more like what I use with books.
> I can?t get it to turn on with the magazine. I mean the controls aren?t
> there.
> Gives me to wonder ... perhaps the magazines are digitised by copying as
> .pdf files. I know that when I convert a .pdf to .epub, it often treats
> each .pdf page as a picture, which tells me the pdf itself was built
> from, probably, scans of the pages rather than text freshly copied into
> an ebook publishing programme.  So the same thing probably happens when
> the magazine gets converted to whichever format Kindle is using for the
> .aw3 or .mobi or whatever. The onlu way to transform the typography to
> any text format  would be running it through OCR conversion, which will
> have real problems with two or three column pages. I have played with
> that often enough to know this!
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