Trouble converting odt to epub and mobi

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Trouble converting odt to epub and mobi

Postby dprowell » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:13 pm

I'm trying to convert my book to an ebook format like epub or mobi using calibre, but for some reason, the format is completely screwed up when I preview it. For instance, there are extra blank pages added, and the chapter names are listed like bullet points and way off center, and on their own page.

I'm not sure what's causing this issue.
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Re: Trouble converting odt to epub and mobi

Postby John_Ha » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 pm

Search with epub or mobi or calibre or kindle for lots of posts about ebooks.

Upload a small example file showing the problem.
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Re: Trouble converting odt to epub and mobi

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Calibre permits many parameters be selected to define how you want your book displayed. You will have to read their documentation or seek help on a Calibre forum. I find that a book (plain novel format) formatted using Styles (not direct formatting) will transfer well to epub formats without tweaking Calibre.
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