PDF to ePub Converter Pro

PDF to ePub Converter Pro

Versatile utility to produce high-quality EPUB e-books from your PDF files
 
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Despite its name, PDF to ePub Converter Pro transforms not only PDF documents but also HTML, XML, and TXT files into reflowable EPUB e-books. Unlike many other PDF to EPUB conversion tools, this versatile program offers you the possibility of enhancing your EPUB files by applying a series of output settings that may – whenever possible – overcome the limitations of the PDF file format.

It is refreshing to see a PDF to EPUB converter that takes into consideration both the lack of flexibility and the high level of complexity of PDF files and the wider possibilities that the EPUB file format offers. Instead of simply mirroring the pages in the PDF file (which is also a possibility), Dongsoft’s PDF to ePub Converter Pro allows you to edit and preview the EPUB document, and make all the necessary changes and adjustments to help you make the most of the flexibility of the EPUB format. Thus, you will have the possibility of controlling how paragraphs, tables, mathematical formulae, headers, footers, columns, graphs, and other complex features will be represented in the EPUB file. A WYSIWYG editor will show you the original layout of the PDF page, highlighting all those elements that the program has detected and labeled as paragraphs, headings, tables, etc. It will also show you the proposed reading order, which you can check by opening the EPUB preview window. Here you can see a faithful rendition of what the conversion process will produce and of how all the changes and adjustments applied to the original file will look like in the final product. You can go back as many times as needed to fine tune your e-book, so that the resulting EPUB file looks exactly as expected.

Conversion from HTML, XML, and TXT documents into EPUB is less sophisticated. Regrettably, the plethora of features available for the PDF to EPUB conversion is nowhere to be found here. The entire conversion process is controlled by the program, and you will have to rely on an external EPUB editing tool to make all the necessary adjustments (when needed).

This professional version of the program produces truly professional results. Available in this version only are the support for multi-column texts, the conversion of tables, and the EPUB editor, which makes this attractive and versatile application a serious option to consider.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Highly customizable EPUB output.
  • Allows you to preview the resulting EPUB e-book.
  • Supports HTML, XML, and TXT files as source.
  • Wizard-like interface

Cons

  • EPUB books produced using non-PDF sources lack most of the features available for PDF to EPUB conversions
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