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I'll tell you clearly and loudly: I don't like Calibre! So, how can I convert PDF to ePUB without it?

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You really don't like Calibre. OK, we get it. :) –  Richard Holloway Jul 29 '12 at 21:50

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We know you don't like Calibre... but have you tried it's CLI conversion tool?

The Calbire install provides the command "ebook-convert" that will handle what you want, and there's no need to run Calibre.

ebook-convert file.pdf file.epub

is all that's required.

If the output looks a little wrong - try this

ebook-convert file.pdf file.epub --enable-heuristics

It will try a "smart" way to convert. Not perfect, but can work well in most conversions.

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Any way to make it work with 2 column documents? The --enable-heuristics flag does not work well with those. –  zakkak Nov 20 at 15:55

LibreOffice has an epub exporter extension, so you can install the LibreOffice PDF importer extension, import your PDF, and then export to epub.

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Have a look at www.convertfiles.com, you can easily convert .pdf to .epub using their free online conversion tool.

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2epub.com - the same online converter with batch processing and output compression files

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