Converting .doc Files to epub for iBooks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MorganCreek, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. MorganCreek macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Has anyone successfully managed to convert a Word .doc file to epub so that it's readable by iBooks? I've tried the Stanza converters, which have consistently crashed the Books app.
  2. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    I have converted some PDFs to word with Acrobat Pro 8 and emailed them to myself. Mail app and Pages can't open the word .doc at all. Any clues? My next step was to try Stanza but it sounds like you are not having any luck. Calibre could not format my tables correctly when converting from PDF to epub. I'll post if I find any useful info.
  3. spiderguy84 macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    Did anyone else have problems or success with converting .doc to .epub that would work with iBooks? My iPad hasn't came in yet and I already used the aforementioned Stanza to convert to .epub and if that doesn't work I need a new way to do it so I have something to do while I wait for the delivery.
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    I have used Open Office.

    1) Load the .DOC file
    2) Save as .RTF to perserve most of the formatting.
    3) Install Calibre
    4) Convert .RTF to .ePub

    Works well.

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