View Full Version : Technical PDf's on Kindle2


Zorz
01-08-2010, 04:07 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

http://imgur.com/Oxv3Vl.jpg (http://imgur.com/Oxv3V.jpg)

Now in Landscape, you can see the huge difference

http://imgur.com/cS2FXl.jpg (http://imgur.com/cS2FX.jpg)


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

http://imgur.com/GnMSel.jpg (http://imgur.com/GnMSe.jpg)

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

http://imgur.com/vbZdG.jpg (http://imgur.com/vbZdG.jpg)


What can I do to stop this?

Jonas777
01-08-2010, 05:36 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.

frabjous
01-08-2010, 01:51 PM
You could try processing with sopdf (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32066) first.

yashi
08-05-2010, 07:43 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.

willus
10-10-2011, 10:14 AM
Particularly for technical PDFs, try processing the PDF with k2pdfopt (http://willus.com/k2pdfopt/) or PaperCrop (http://code.google.com/p/papercrop/) before viewing on the kindle.