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Offline sywwow
14 Jun 2019, 10:40 AM | Post: #1

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pdf conversion

Hello,
I'm about to publish my first kindle book and am using Amazon's Kindle Create.
When I went to convert from word docx I was horrified at the result. As I had predicted the whole thing would require extensive work [it's heavily formatted with pictures & graphics]
However, when I went a different route and used a pdf as the source it took about 10seconds and looks perfect.
Am I missing something
ie am I right in creating in docx, converting to pdf, convert pdf to kindle using the tool, ready to publish?
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Offline Jan Hurst-Nicholson Reading Haven't got a Kindle. A big pile of books.
15 Jun 2019, 07:37 AM | Post: #2

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RE: pdf conversion

I've only used KDP to convert my ebook to a print version. I converted the mobi file to a PDF, but to work on it I needed to then convert that to a Word.docx.  I uploaded the Word.docx and only had to make slight changes to the size of two of the illustrations. But it looks like you have succeeded with your attempt by using a PDF.
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Offline sywwow
15 Jun 2019, 09:13 AM | Post: #3

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RE: pdf conversion

(15 Jun 2019 07:37 AM)Jan Hurst-Nicholson Wrote: Wrote:  I've only used KDP to convert my ebook to a print version. I converted the mobi file to a PDF, but to work on it I needed to then convert that to a Word.docx.  I uploaded the Word.docx and only had to make slight changes to the size of two of the illustrations. But it looks like you have succeeded with your attempt by using a PDF.

Thanks - i'm new to all this
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