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How can I convert PDF files to ePub format?

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I have a CD of PDF files, is there a way I can convert them to ePub files?
Is there an online/desktop tool that will allow me to do that?
Thanks.
post #2 of 9
A quick Google search gives me these results:
- http://www.epub2go.com/Web/default.aspx
- http://www.pdftoepub.com/
- http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/04...e-epub-format/
- http://www.2epub.com/
- http://www.pdftoepubconverter.net/
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Google? What is this Google you speak of???
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Keep in mind that they'll usually come out terrible, since PDF is a finished-document format and all the interesting metadata you would need to properly format an ePub file is generally long gone. It's better to make an ePub from the source document, if available. Otherwise you gain nothing and may as well leave it in PDF format.
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post #5 of 9
http://calibre-ebook.com/

Calibre is an excellent too for organising and converting your ebooks I use it and it does exactly what you want, and it actually gives a readable well formatted ePub at the end of it

And you can batch convert, and it's got Heuristics which somehow magically make a decent ePub out of pretty much any old nonsense formatting-stripped PDF
post #6 of 9
I second the nomination for Calibre. I have used it many times to convert PDF's to epub, and it works pretty well. Depending on the PDF you can get odd things in the conversion, but things almost always come out perfectly readable (except when the document is barely readable in its original PDF form).
    
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if you have adobe cs4 InDesign you can create Epubs. I do it daily


EDIT:

how is calibre with the preservation of bookmarks and does it validate??
Edited by graphicsman - 5/6/11 at 7:59am
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if you have adobe cs4 InDesign you can create Epubs. I do it daily


EDIT:

how is calibre with the preservation of bookmarks and does it validate??
Gotta admit, I have never tried anything like that.

I just used it to convert some PDF books to epub, then used "Stanza" to transfer/read them on my Iphone.
    
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post #9 of 9
There's a plugin for Calibre that'll turn PDF boomarks into a TOC in the ePub I believe

Never had to deal with validating ePubs, so don't know. Only way to know would be to try it
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