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phil good
PDF submissions
Posted: Apr 14, 2008 6:56 PM
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All our books are currently available in .pdf format. The conversion is complete garbage. Do you plan to correct this?
kreelanwarrior

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Apr 15, 2008 6:53 PM   in response to: phil good in response to: phil good
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phil -

see my other reply to you about the mobipocket creator software. i have not tried the PDF import myself, but i've read from some other folks that it seems to work fairly well (depending on the source file), and certainly better than DTP is doing thus far.

so give that a try and see if it works for you! :-)

cheers,
mike
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conversionexpert

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Apr 16, 2008 2:10 PM   in response to: phil good in response to: phil good
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If your PDF has many images, special formatting etc, DTP and Mobipocket converter both will fail.

Files like these have to be manually converted to achieve good flow of content and 99% similarity of the original file in final Kindle format.

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Bob
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kdpadmin

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Apr 17, 2008 3:41 PM   in response to: phil good in response to: phil good
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Hello,

PDF is a bad format for conversion to a reflowable text edition such as Kindle. If you have the original source files that you saved as PDF (e.g. Quark, InDesign, PageMaker, Word, etc), please try to save/export your content as HTML instead.
denverpublisher

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Jun 3, 2008 4:32 PM   in response to: kdpadmin in response to: kdpadmin
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I agree, the PDF file renders as total garbage.

However, when I went to export into HTML from my master QuarkXPress 7.3 file, I ended up with a series of html files, one file for each page, and Amazon wants a single file uploaded. So, that's a no-go.

Frankly, I'm thinking this DTP system is bunk. Why can't I just sell my copy-protected PDF file on Amazon as I did before they converted to the useless DTP system?

Amazon is losing thousands or millions or dollars in sales revenue because their PDF conversion system is crapolicious.
audreyeve

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Jun 7, 2008 12:40 AM   in response to: conversionexpert in response to: conversionexpert
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I have an MSWord file on my PC that has many png images. How do I manually convert this file for Kindle?

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Audrey
kreelanwarrior

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Jun 7, 2008 1:20 PM   in response to: audreyeve in response to: audreyeve
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audrey -

the first thing i'd try would be to upload the file in its Word format (it has to be .doc, i believe; if you have a later version of Word that produces .docx files, just "save as" an earlier version of Word).

upload that, then check it out in the preview tool. if it looks okay and the pics are where they're supposed to be, you're likely in good shape.

if not, my next suggestion would be to save your file in rich text format (.RTF), then try uploading that.

so, give that a try and let us know how it goes! :-)

cheers,
mike
www.KreelanWarrior.com
dhcook

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Re: PDF submissions
Posted: Jan 9, 2010 9:25 AM   in response to: phil good in response to: phil good
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It is pretty easy to format a 'Kindle-specific' designed Word document and convert it to PDF. If I can then email that to my own Kindle and have it render in a wonderful format, wouldn't it seem logical to allow us to upload the PDF WITHOUT taking it through the DTP reformating process that gums it up?

I don't get it...Is this so hard?
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