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On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 06:20:48 AM Bernie Dowling wrote:
> I am a small publisher and I have three PDF to ePub conversion
> programs and none of them work very well on my files which have
> graphics.
> One imports text (without headers) well but does not import the
> graphics. Another imports graphics and headers well but splits the
> text in mid sentence and goes to a new page. It does not convert
> hyperlinks. The third delivers strange looking fonts but converts
> hyperlinks. What do you think is my best course of action?
> If I learn LUA (and I do not know hoe difficult that is), will I be
> able to reproduce my PDF in ePub but with interactive capabilities
> which is my goal?
> Are there any advanced conversion programs?
> As a non-technical observer, it seems to me the eBook industry is
> advancing at a greater rate than the technology underpinning it.
> Thanks for you time.
> Cheers
> Bernie

Hi Bernie,

You're fighting huge headwinds trying to convert from PDF to ePub, 
because PDF is nothing but appearance -- all the styles have been 
thrown away.

You're much better off converting HTML or some other style-rich format 
to ePub. If you still have the source that produced your PDF, *that's* 
what you should be converting.

Otherwise, you'll be doing a lot of patching, regardless of what 
converter you use.

Here's the link to my LyX to Mobi (Kindle) converter. Once you get it 
in .mobi form, you can use calibre to convert it to ePub, pretty much 


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