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asked 2015-12-07 06:45:46 -0500

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What package, or application can I use to convert pdf files to epub? I tried using Calibre, and it doesn't convert pdf files for me. Can you help? I'm a student.

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To diagnose a problem, it's always good to say what you did and what didn't work. "It doesn't convert ..." may be a fact but not enough to troubleshoot.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-12-07 09:46:43 -0500 )edit

Some PDF files can't be converted, as they are scanned images. please also read this answer as general answer about the subject

Rabin gravatar imageRabin ( 2015-12-07 15:27:09 -0500 )edit

@Florian I only want the highlighting feature in Calibre, that is why I downloaded it. But everytime I try to convert PDF files I saved, I get a message that It cannot convert the file into PDF.

Anyway, I found out that Doucment Viewer has a highlighting feature on documents. So, I won't need Calibre anymore. I only asked, because I thought it's the only way to edit documents. Thanks for the reply.

eron_ee gravatar imageeron_ee ( 2015-12-07 21:43:56 -0500 )edit

You're welcome.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-12-07 21:55:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-07 09:43:35 -0500

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updated 2015-12-07 09:54:02 -0500

Have you tried Calibre's CLI tool?

Open a terminal, go to the folder where you saved your pdf file, and type ebook-convert file.pdf file.epub. That should work, and if not let us know why.

( Another option is pdftotext which should be installed in Fedora by default.

Yet another option is LibreOffice. It has an epub exporter extension. You need to install the LibreOffice PDF importer extension, then import your PDF, and then export to epub. )

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