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judahis
05-26-2011, 11:58 PM
I bought my Jetbook Lite because I saw somewhere it would read MS Word .doc documents, but I now find out it will only read these if converted to .txt or .rtf. I have hundreds of .doc files and cannot find a batch conversion program, so I am lost.

Please, tell me, what ebook readers can read .doc files without conversion or is there a batch conversion program I can afford? (I have found only one program but was around $500).

Please help.

DaleDe
05-27-2011, 01:09 PM
I bought my Jetbook Lite because I saw somewhere it would read MS Word .doc documents, but I now find out it will only read these if converted to .txt or .rtf. I have hundreds of .doc files and cannot find a batch conversion program, so I am lost.

Please, tell me, what ebook readers can read .doc files without conversion or is there a batch conversion program I can afford? (I have found only one program but was around $500).

Please help.

Hanlin eBook readers from Jinke can read doc files although they are slow if the document is very big. There are some others identified in the wiki. Abiword can convert these documents to rtf and can be driven in batch mode.

Dale

DSpider
06-05-2011, 04:57 AM
Come on... Just convert them to something the reader is comfortable with and be done with it. Probably PDF or HTML. You can use Calibre.

This whole thing of "hundreds and hundreds of thousands of documents" thing doesn't work for me. You should focus on quality instead of quantity. Think of it this way, out of those hundreds of documents, which ones are more important and you plan on using at the moment ? Convert those first. Then slowly convert more once you're done with them.

Faster
06-07-2011, 03:25 PM
I've put a solution here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138076