I really hate .epub format. I have tried several online and downloaded tools to convert some .epub books I have to PDF, but it still is unsatisfactory as the original page breaks are not preserved and the formatting always messes up, text is too big, fonts are lost, colors missing, graphics poorly preserve and sometimes fall on a page break, special symbols and non-English alphabets look like a botched OCR job, random chunks of text are inserted, etc. I have tried Calibre, Epubor, Zanzar, etc. The output always seems unusable.
My question: .epub files preserve the original page break locations, if I am not mistaken. Is there any .epub to .pdf converter that can simply break the pdf pages where the original print book broke the pages, and resize the text and graphics to fit (I am assuming .epub does NOT preserve the original text size data?). I want a pdf which looks as close to the original print book as possible, pulling upon any data which a .epub file might store about the original print book. I already have a .epub file, so I would rather not manually scan the entire book and compile to a PDF, if at all possible :P
Calibre seems the most flexible of the various .epub to .pdf converters I have tried. If it is possible to do this by setting certain configuration settings with Calibre (or any other software), I would appreciate anybody showing me how as I don't really know what I am doing with those settings yet. Thank you in advance!
EDIT: I have tried numerous .epub readers and Adobe Digital Editions, Sumatra pdf, and Calibre are the best I have tried by a longshot. However, only Calibre seems able to print those .epubs to a pdf, or print .epubs at all! One big problem I have is that large images that take a whole page in the print book are broken down into chunks in the ebook, regardless of the font and margin size, even when the larger image would fit on screen! one! two! same deal across e-readers