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Old 03-26-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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PDFresize - any good for PDF comics?

Hey,

this may be old news but has anyone tried using PDFresize from neeviaPDF.com for making PDFs fit the cybook better? I just converted a comic and it looked ok at 800 x 600 on my laptop (I dont have the cybook yet so was just playing about).

Anyway, I might be overly optimistic just cos it looks readable on my laptop at that res :-)
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hey,

this may be old news but has anyone tried using PDFresize from neeviaPDF.com for making PDFs fit the cybook better? I just converted a comic and it looked ok at 800 x 600 on my laptop (I dont have the cybook yet so was just playing about).

Anyway, I might be overly optimistic just cos it looks readable on my laptop at that res :-)
I'll give it a try.

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Old 03-27-2008, 06:35 AM   #3
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I'll give it a try.

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cool thanks, let us know if it produces anything useful for the Cybook. Maybe it will suck but would be nice to know... incidentally, the test I did (on a laptop) was to convert a CBR comic (zip file) to PDF using ComicRack (http://comicrack.cyolito.com/) then from there resize it with the aforementioned PDFresize.

Just for the record I assume the Cybook res of 800 * 600 is 800 vertical and 600 across?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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cool thanks, let us know if it produces anything useful for the Cybook. Maybe it will suck but would be nice to know... incidentally, the test I did (on a laptop) was to convert a CBR comic (zip file) to PDF using ComicRack (http://comicrack.cyolito.com/) then from there resize it with the aforementioned PDFresize.

Just for the record I assume the Cybook res of 800 * 600 is 800 vertical and 600 across?

Cybook has a *screen* rez of 800x600. But there are usually margins/whitespace. And I've yet to get *any* of my PDF files to work with PDFResize, not just the downloaded comics.

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Cybook has a *screen* rez of 800x600. But there are usually margins/whitespace. And I've yet to get *any* of my PDF files to work with PDFResize, not just the downloaded comics.

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Was the issue that they did not even load into PDFresize or did they not convert to something useable on the Cybook? When I tooled about with it I converted a CBR (using Comic Rack) to PDF then shrank that to 800*600 - looked fine on laptop. Of course looking fine on the Cybook I cant say yet....
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Was the issue that they did not even load into PDFresize or did they not convert to something useable on the Cybook? When I tooled about with it I converted a CBR (using Comic Rack) to PDF then shrank that to 800*600 - looked fine on laptop. Of course looking fine on the Cybook I cant say yet....

The issue for me was that even text pdf files wouldn't reformat. I keep getting errors.

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Cybook has a *screen* rez of 800x600. But there are usually margins/whitespace. And I've yet to get *any* of my PDF files to work with PDFResize, not just the downloaded comics.

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No, there are no margins with PDF when the images are converted to 600x800 (btw, that's the resolution of the Cybook. Only when using it in Landscape Mode it's 800x600).

There are some dedicated tools available to convert comics to Cybook sized PDF's, look here for example:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...935#post135935
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