HOW TO: Convert PDFs to Aldiko Books


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  1. talktoanil

    talktoanil Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I found this application for PC, Mac and Linux called Calibre. This application will converyt all of your .PDF into .ePUB files. So here is the process i used to convert Zombie Survival guide into an Aldiko book.

    1. Install Calibre. Tell it where you want the converted files output to.

    2. Select the Google phone setting in Calibre for conversion.

    3. Up in the top left corner of Calibre, there is a green button that you use to add your PDFs. You can either go one at a time and convert them, or you can add all of your PDFs and convert them in a batch.

    4. Mount your phone and navigate to your eBooks section on the SD card. Add a new folder called import.

    5. Now in another explorer window, navigate to your Ebook output folder that you designated at the install of calibre.

    6. copy your book over from your computer to your phone. If you want to conserve space, you can also open up the books file and delete the original PDF. Make sure you leave the .Epub in there though

    7. Lastly, unmount your phone, open up aldiko, press the menu softkey and select import. This will scan your import folder and import any books you have put in there. (Dont worry if it takes a long time, its just doin its thing.)

    Hopefully this helps a lot of people out. i know im going to be reading more.

    Source : HOW TO: Convert PDFs to Aldiko Books - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
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  2. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this turns out better than another app I tried which seemed to break Aldiko and gave a corrupted book name and no cover.

    Thanks, I intend to convert several car manuals :)
     
  3. techdaring

    techdaring Well-Known Member

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    Great tips to help many people know how to convert it.
     
  4. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member

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    Is there any way to do this and get a table of contents?
     
  5. talktoanil

    talktoanil Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes i guess. check settings of that software.
     
  6. talktoanil

    talktoanil Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    keep everything at default and try...works simply awesome here. upload your PDF and i will try it.
     
  7. Brinkley1988

    Brinkley1988 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for share, but I think the Aldiko could directly support pdf, doesn't it?
     
  8. talktoanil

    talktoanil Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    nopes i guess. never tried....try it and let us know.
     

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