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Old 08-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by rmeister0 View Post
I think this is the kind of things that manufacturers should be taken to task for.

Yes, I'm being picky, but if you have to convert a file from RTF or TXT to some other format to make it readable, than it is dishonest to say that the Sony Reader "supports" RTF or TXT. Supports should mean, to my ornery self, you can load an RTF or TXT file right on the thing and it will work.

I wish the marketing literature did a better job of differentiating what formats are supported natively (without conversion) and which ones are supported via conversion. This is why I am still confused about whether or not PDF is natively supported, because the blurbs on the Sony website suggest it both ways.

Mostly, I'm just tired of converting stuff.
The Sony Reader will read RTF and TXT directly. It always has. We just suggest converting to LRF because you can have a better format in most cases. When you read RTF, links and graphics do not work and if the font size is too small, it won't show very well. Text is just text and if the line ends are a mess or the paragraphs are a mess then it's just a messy read. So yes, the literature saying the Reader supports RTF and TXT is 100% correct.
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