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Old 08-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #5
Alisa
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Originally Posted by giedre View Post
You can send your pdfs to Amazon and they will convert them for you, but it is .10 per page.
This isn't true. They will convert it for free. If you want it sent to you via wireless, it's 10 cents per document, not per page. That is quite a big difference.

The charge is for the convenience of wireless delivery, not conversion. If you don't want to pay at all, you email the document to yourname@free.kindle.com and they will send a link for the converted document to the email address registered to your account. You can then download it and load it via USB. You can also convert it yourself with one of the software converters.

In general, PDF is problematic for 6" devices. If it's text and marked for reflow, it may convert nicely. If there are tables, charts or other graphic elements, it can get really screwed up. PDFs are intended to preserve the format for printing on a given page size which is typically much larger than a 6" screen (letter or A4 usually). Some devices can load and display a PDF but that doesn't mean they do it well. It mostly depends on how the PDF was created in the first place.
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