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Old 10-29-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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Please give a newbe some help

Hi guys,

I am new to this whole e-reader thing. Here is my situation. I am a doctoral student and I am in the process of researching my thesis. Well I have a huge amount of PDFs from all places, dissertation abstracts, Jsotr etc.. Anyway I have a lot of reading to do and sitting at my computer is not what I call a good time. Do you have any suggestions for a portable reader? I have read many threads that say it is not a good format and I guess I agree, but I really have no choice because that is the prevailing format for scholarly research.

thanks for all your help.

I don't know how I missed the post only 10 down from me, I will read that...!

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Old 10-29-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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Hi guys,

I am new to this whole e-reader thing. Here is my situation. I am a doctoral student and I am in the process of researching my thesis. Well I have a huge amount of PDFs from all places, dissertation abstracts, Jsotr etc.. Anyway I have a lot of reading to do and sitting at my computer is not what I call a good time. Do you have any suggestions for a portable reader? I have read many threads that say it is not a good format and I guess I agree, but I really have no choice because that is the prevailing format for scholarly research.

thanks for all your help.

I don't know how I missed the post only 10 down from me, I will read that...!
iLiad or a laptop/tablet pc are your best/only good choices.

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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The iLiad is your best bet, see for example Technical Document Examples and Tool to split up double pages. You will have to decide if a 10" screen is big enough. In landscape mode with no margins it is about as wide as the text part of a letter page PDF and about 1/2 as high.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:11 AM   #4
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Agree with the previous posters - the iLiad or a laptop/tablet PC are the only sensible choices. Don't go near devices with 6" screens if PDF is your main priority.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:08 AM   #5
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And the multi column viewer works great on the iLiad for scientific papers with multiple columns.
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