5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2013 7:14 AM by Tom Gewecke
Touch Hean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to convert PDF or an existing ePub2 reflowable layout to fixed layout?

Thanks

  • 1. Re: ePub2 Fixed Layout?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    There is no automatic way to do such conversions.  I suggest you google "fixed layout epub" to find the instructions for how to create books in that format.  PDF is the worst format to convert to anything else, but again via google you can probably find some online pdf to epub conversion service.

  • 2. Re: ePub2 Fixed Layout?
    Touch Hean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I want to create an ePub2 Fixed layout. It seems a bit weird there is no documentation.

    For fixed layout, the viewport is provided but for reflowable layout, it is not provided.

     

    Any ideas to develop it?

    Thanks,

  • 3. Re: ePub2 Fixed Layout?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    Sorry, no.  I would do a google search on "epub fixed layout ipad" (or whatever device you are aiming at)

  • 4. Re: ePub2 Fixed Layout?
    Touch Hean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After surfing the Internet, i found that there is no way to convert the PDF to EPUB 2 Fixed layout. But it could be converted to the EPUB 3 Fixed layout and i still have a problem of setting up vieport and font of the text with a complex layout PDF (Grid layout like newspapper). I need to guess the font size and then build and .epub and then run on the device iPad, it takes long times .

     

    Any ideas? I appreciate for your help.

    Thanks

  • 5. Re: ePub2 Fixed Layout?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    I would try to get my content in some other format than PDF, which was never intended for conversion to anything else.  You might be better off starting from scratch.