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Initial post: Aug 3, 2010 11:18:09 AM PDT
In my Calibre program, I have several Word files, and I have attempted to "convert" them to Kindle format. However, I always get an error message which states "Could not convert...because no suitable source format was found."

Does anyone know what this means, and how it can be corrected so that I can convert Word files?

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 11:21:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 3, 2010 11:22:57 AM PDT
Mobipocket Creator Publisher Edition (free on the net) will convert Word docs to mobi.

But you could also send them to Amazon for either wireless delivery ($.15perMB) or for you to copy via usb (free). Sending for conversion is written up in you User's Guide. Be sure to put CONVERT in the subject line of the email you send to Amazon.

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 11:28:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 3, 2010 11:30:16 AM PDT
One says:
MS Word documents can be converted to PDF files and then loaded to the Kindle.

I am using "PDF-File" to do the conversion.

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 11:35:49 AM PDT
GreyDay says:
You could save your word file as txt which Calibre can convert.

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 11:38:39 AM PDT
I usually convert my word files to rtf, which Word supports, then process them in Calibre for kindle conversion.

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 11:38:57 AM PDT
1. Save your word doc as *filtered* html and let Calibre convert from html
2. Save your word doc as RTF and let Calibre convert from the rtf file
3. Use Mobipocket creator to convert from .doc to mobi
4. I think someone mentioned a Word plugin that allows you to save as epub which Calibre could then convert from epub to mobi

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2010 11:44:15 AM PDT
ShirleyKat says:
You can ask Amazon to convert Word files (for free) by sending them to <your name> You do not need to put convert in the subject for anything but PDF files. You'll get the file back via a link in email. Download it and drag it to your Kindle's documents folder.

If just the text is important, save it as plain text and drag the .txt file to your Kindle. That's one of the file types Kindle supports directly.

Search for personal documents in the Kindle manual for more information about moving documents to your Kindle via USB.
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