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I have a bunch of PDF files that follow this kind of layout:

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When I use k2pdfopt with options -dev kp3 -fc -j -1 -jf -1 0.75 -n- -wrap -hy -ws -0.2, I get this:

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As you can see the text gets mangled when I go for 'fit to single column'. Am doing this so I can easily read the matter on Kindle. Looking at the original PDF screenshots, what options should I be using for optimal kindle reading pdf to be generated?

I have access to a jailbroken Kindle Paperwhite (PW3) and Mac OS X. No Windows.

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Since this source has notes in the margins, use the -nl and -nr options. For this example, like so:

k2pdfopt -nl2e- -nr3o- source.pdf -o converted.pdf
  • thank you so much!! i just emailed you but please ignore it :) – Sindhu S Oct 8 '16 at 5:01
  • Never got your e-mail. Can you send again, please? I'd like to ask you something else about your post. – willus Oct 8 '16 at 15:27
  • PS. If you have Office 365--it does a good job of converting PDFs to MS Word format so that you could then more easily convert to mobi or epub. – willus Oct 8 '16 at 17:24
  • done, sent email. thanks for the tip about office 365. – Sindhu S Oct 11 '16 at 4:07

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