I am trying to use Calibre to convert a PDF file to Epub format with a fixed layout, but I am not able to convert it. Can somebody tell me the steps to convert in a fixed layout in Calibre?
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What you're asking for is a contradiction, so it cannot be done.
The long version:
a PDF is a Portable Document Format whereas an ePub is an Electronic Publishing format.
Although both are standards for publishing documents and have a number of characteristics in common, they have different target hardware: printers and displays respectively. Whereas it's easy to have a fixed format in a PDF so it prints the same across a wide variety of printers, the opposite is true for an ePub:
The ePub format has been designed to flow naturally on a variety of hardware: from small-screen phones to high-res eBooks and the user chooses their own format:
- Font size
as the screen size is fixed by the hardware. So the ePub format does not allow you to have a fixed format as it's a flexible, reflowable, highly interactive XML format...