View Full Version : Technical PDf's on Kindle2

01-08-2010, 03:07 AM
Now I wanted a ereader and told my lovely mother about it. She decided to get me a Kindle and so far it has been good. I find it to only be lacking in technical PDF's. In portrait mode I simply cannot read the documents unless the kindle is near my eyes. In landscape mode I can see the text a bit better but its not perfect. By not perfect I mean sometimes a line of text gets cut in half and it is impossible to see, the only work around I have found is to go down two pages and then back up, and the kindle will reformat the page.

Here is a Pic of the Kindle in Portrait Mode (

Now in Landscape, you can see the huge difference (

Now in landscape mode, notice the bottom of the text you can see the top of the line (

Now the next page, notice the rest of the cut of line at the top. (

What can I do to stop this?

01-08-2010, 04:36 AM
Not much but tell Amazon about your experience and ask for a better pdf-viewer to be included in the Kindle.
You could also try pdfcropper to reformat the pdf to better fit the kindle.

01-08-2010, 12:51 PM
You could try processing with sopdf ( first.

08-05-2010, 06:43 PM
is that an A4 pdf file O.O

i thought the display wouldnt even be able to render the characters completely (because of the display size/dpi)

but that looks pretty good.

10-10-2011, 09:14 AM
Particularly for technical PDFs, try processing the PDF with k2pdfopt ( or PaperCrop ( before viewing on the kindle.