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Old 06-21-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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Best way to make text on PDFs bigger?

PDFs display fine on my K3, except for the text is too small. What is the best way to increase the text size? I've seen some PDF to HTML to mobi converters, but the formatting is lost. I read technical books that contain lists, tables, charts, etc so that's just replacing one problem with another.

Then I saw Duokan, has "better PDF support" and they showed a PDF comparison and the text was bigger. Would that be my only option to simply increase the text size, or is there another way?
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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Woah! You're right, thanks!

Your recommendation is currently my favorite, but I'm still curious as to other options. It's a definite improvement, but I'd still like the text a little bigger.
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http://j.mp/iOMJ4P may help if your documents are in multicolumn format.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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PDFs display fine on my K3, except for the text is too small. What is the best way to increase the text size? I've seen some PDF to HTML to mobi converters, but the formatting is lost. I read technical books that contain lists, tables, charts, etc so that's just replacing one problem with another.

Then I saw Duokan, has "better PDF support" and they showed a PDF comparison and the text was bigger. Would that be my only option to simply increase the text size, or is there another way?
I'd recommend Doukan. Why don't you just it try? It's very easy to install.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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I'd recommend Doukan. Why don't you just it try? It's very easy to install.
Still getting to learn the Kindle I just got, I'll give Doukan a try sometime. I've been reading PDFs with the horizontal view PhillipA82 suggested and for the most part it's fine. However, parts of some PDFs will still have small text.

Does Doukan work with K3 v3.2.1 and once I put it on the Kindle all I have to do to install it is turn the Kindle off then back on?

How have you experienced any problems with Doukan?
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:30 PM   #6
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http://j.mp/iOMJ4P may help if your documents are in multicolumn format.
Most of the PDFs I get aren't multicolumn, but I'll keep that in mind when I encounter one, thanks.
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Magnifying glass?

Seriously make sure you bump the contrast level up a notch. It usually helps make the small text more readable.
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Can we please have a real link? MR does support real links. There are those of us that will no ever click a hidden link. Thanks.
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Try downloading Briss to crop out the margins on your PDFs or to divide them up into half pages before transferring them to your Kindle, if you find that helps. It is freeware.
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Can we please have a real link? MR does support real links. There are those of us that will no ever click a hidden link. Thanks.
For those of you:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31677
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