I use Calibre as well and have had nothing but awesome times with it. I convert my word document into a filtered html document (from Word's SAVE menu), feet that into Calibre to generate .MOBI and .EPUB files. I've never had any problems or complaints from readers...Jonathan C. Gillespie said:
Calibre is one that a lot of folks use. Scrivener is another.John Dwyer said:Hi All,
A slightly techie question but is anybody aware of a tool or plugin that converts word documents to Kindle formats? Even clean HTML would do. From the endless web sites and blogs, converting from word to kindle is a big pain, especially when the book is not just plain text. Would love to know of any tools out there to make the job easier.
Calibre will automatically remove font-face/font-family and change font-size to EMs when you convert html to mobi.3) Remove the @font-face styles and any page styles. You will not need them.
4) In your styles that are left, change your fonts to just "sans-serif" and "serif". Change all font sizes to percentages; the default should be 100%, so everything is relative to that.
Well that sucks. I wonder if it's a newer or older version. I run Word 2003. The regular HTML option is indeed terrible. It's amazing how much useless crap Word insists on throwing in there.Eltanin Publishing said:Just an FYI, not all versions of Word have option to save as "filtered HTML". Another publisher has asked me for help with conversion, and I said sure, I've got a system that works pretty well for me. But their version of Word didn't have "filtered HTML" and the regular HTML option is very very awful.
You should download the mobi of one of your books and look at it in the downloadable viewer set for the PaperWhite. They don't display correctly on KF8 devices aka the PaperWhite bug. They're locked into Helvetica.S.L. Baum said:If you know your way around Word then nothing else is needed to upload to Kindle.