Converting PDF Book into IPad Format

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    Converting PDF book into IPad format
    Hi everyone:
    I wrote a book on how to read music. I have the book in both PDF and doc format. Attempts to convert the PDF into an IPad friendly format through Calibre failed. When the book was successfully translated as a doc (again, through Calibre), the music images shrunk and the page footers disappeared.

    Does anyone know how to accomplish this task? It is critical for my book to appear as written; otherwise, when one puts the IPad on one's music stand, the music images will be too small.

    Thank you so much for any help you might provide.
     
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    You might try with Sigil, which also is free.

    It takes a while to master though.
     
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    :)Thank you so much for the suggestion and quick reply! I will give it a try and let you know how it works....
    Upon reading about Sigil, it mentions ePub. I am a Mac person, and the only reason my book is in PDF format is because that is what the publisher required. My husband says that we are not working in ePub, because that is a PC program.
     
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    Odd introduction.....

    People can simply get one of many PDF readers for iPad, the best being Goodreader....Most everyone has a PDF reader on their iPad.....

    I don't think you will really get the results you want in ePub if there are a lot of graphics......
     
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    Epub is not a PC program at all. It is an ebook format developed recently to unify ebook reader manufacturers to a one and unique format. It is doing its job so far.

    You did not say if you needed your pdf book on an iPad for yourself or for a certain public or publishing.
     
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    Please, trust me on this one, leave in a PDF...... Read my post above....
     
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    Thanks, Bremen. That's what I wanted to hear. I'm new to all of this, as you can see. Thank you for taking the time to address the issue. I will keep you informed.:eek:

    Bremen: I wanted to thank you again for your invaluable suggestion. It takes a huge load off of my mind, knowing that I can leave my book intact as a PDF.

    With regard to protecting it (DRM?), do you have an opinion with regard to the best program for preventing piracy, unauthorized use, etc. of the PDF file? The ones I have found are way too expensive, and this is the only document (until the next book) that I need to protect.

    Thank you so much for any advice you may have.
     
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    Ivan: Thank you for your reply. I was clearly talking off the top of my head when I was referring to ePub. My husband knew this.:eek:

    I need the book on an iPad so that people who don't want to buy the hardcopy (spiral bound) book can still learn how to read music.
     
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    P.S.

    p.s. I believe that the Adobe Acrobat 9 may work, as long as it can't be hacked into by FreeWare, and will work with GoodReader for the iPad.

    (I looked up your web site, and am looking forward to listening to your music!!)
     
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    All I know for sure is Goodreader, and many other PDF viewers on the iPad, will read any standard Adobe PDF file. Good luck to you on all this.....

    Have you thought about going through an indie publisher like https://www.fifobooks.com/ to publish? They cater to several devices, including the iPad.....
     

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