The LaTeX Companion (Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting) 2nd Edition, by Frank Mittelbach May 2, 2004 LaTeX: A Document Preparation System (2nd Edition), by Leslie Lamport July 10, 1994

Convert ePub to pdf with pandoc

Requirements :


    [root@boulder]:(~)# cd /usr/bin 
    [root@boulder]:(/usr/bin)# ln -s dvipdfmx dvipdf

    ghc-pandoc-devel- ... including-a-jpg-image-source-code-compilation-in-pdflatex-doesnt-create-pdf

I stumbled on the same error with pandoc when trying to convert epub
to pdf :

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents)$ pandoc -s -t latex --toc --chapters \
    	--latex-engine=lualatex $BOOK.epub -o $BOOK.pdf
    !LuaTeX error (file /tmp/tex2pdf.23440/3f21bef8dd2877aad72f5cddbf00284ca88fa0e7
    .jpg): reading JPEG image failed (no marker found)
     ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
    pandoc: Error producing PDF

Here's a workaround. Check to see if a tex file can be produced :

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents)$ pandoc \
    	-s -t latex \
    	--toc --chapters \
    	--latex-engine=lualatex $BOOK.epub -o $BOOK.tex

Extract images and other media contained in the epub container to the 
path DIR, creating it if necessary, and adjust the images references in 
the [LaTeX] document so they point to the extracted files, with the 
option --extract-media= DIR . Select the current directory which also 
contains the ePub file. Add  --extract-media=. which means extract in 
the current directory, which is also $HOME/Documents 

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~)$ cd Documents
    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents)$ pandoc \
    	-s -t latex \
    	--toc --chapters \
    	--latex-engine=lualatex \
    	--extract-media=. $BOOK.epub -o $BOOK.tex
    pandoc: extracting ./images/9781501144158.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/com-01.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/f0003-01.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/f0005-01.jpg
    [ ----- extract-media logging shortened ---- ]
    pandoc: extracting ./images/f0177-01.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/f0187-01.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/logo.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/logo1.jpg
    pandoc: extracting ./images/title.jpg

Repeal the extracted .jpg images by creating new LaTeX compatible JPEG 
images with the `convert' utility (from the imagemagick program suite) 

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents)$ cd images
    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents/images)$ convert logo1.jpg logo1.jpeg 

and Replace the previously with pandoc extracted .jpg images with the 
newly created .jpeg images :

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents/images)$ mv logo1.jpeg logo1.jpg 

One can do this with a single for loop on the commandline :

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents)$ cd images/
    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents/images)$ for i in *.jpg; do convert $i `echo $i | sed 's/jpg/jpeg/'`; done
    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents/images)$ rm -f *.jpg
    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents/images)$ for i in *.jpeg; do mv $i `echo $i | sed 's/jpeg/jpg/'`; done 
    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents/images)$ cd ..

Run the first commandline again, but this time have the LuaTeX engine
seek for its \includegraphics in the same directory as where the ePub
images were extracted earlier 
( --data-dir=DIRECTORY
   Specify the user data directory to search for pandoc data files.
   If this option is not specified, the default user data directory
   will be used.  This is, in Unix: $HOME/.pandoc )
by adding the option --data-dir=. :

    [macfarlane@boulder]:(~/Documents)$ pandoc \
    	-s -t latex \
    	--toc --chapters \
    	--latex-engine=lualatex \
    	--data-dir=. $BOOK.epub -o $BOOK.pdf

[1] LaTeX: A Document Preparation System (2nd Edition)
by Leslie Lamport (Author)

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (July 10, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0201529831
ISBN-13: 978-0201529838

[2] The LaTeX Companion (Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting) 2nd Edition
by Frank Mittelbach (Author) and Michel Goossens (Author)

Paperback: 1120 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2nd edition (May 2, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0201362996
ISBN-13: 978-0201362992