Many existing books are in PDF format and our publishers are keen to
convert them to ePUB3. The reality is that based on our experience due
to some intricacies of PDF, it is not a straightforward magic wand that
can properly convert a PDF to ePUB3.
However, we have
developed components for our Studio which works perfect and you can use
to import from PDF and edit your content.
Here is a step by step guide:
Start from Studio. Create your book and add chapters. Select your Chapter and start as if you are going to type in your content:
Open the Tools menu and select OCR. You will see your list of previously converted files.
Click on + sign to add a new PDF document from your local or cloud storage:
The system uploads your file (file limit is 75MB currently) and starts
processing. Once the result is ready, you will see the status changing
to "Ready". Processing might take from few minutes to up to 30 minutes.
Click on the information window of the converted file to see the actual content:
In this example we have used an Arabic book. You can browse the complete converted book
Click on chunks of text in the converted book to select all or some
of them. This automatically opens the side bar which shows each chunk in
a separate box together with option to edit each.
If you find any piece of text might have an error, you can click on
Edit to start altering it. Once satisfied, then you can save it.
You can then send each piece of text by clicking on "SEND" underneath
the text or use "SEND ALL" on the top of the side bar to all everything
in that page to the book.
And here is how it looks inside your book:
In the next few slides you will see the process for an English book. We are showing right after the conversion is completed:
We recommend that you use two monitors or two adjacent windows on
your computer to see both converted pieces and the corresponding text
inside your Authoring Studio to step by step complete a chapter and add
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