Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
Chrasty
Member
Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 1296
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Device: Amazon Kindle 3
Cool Word 2007/2010 .docx to awesome .pdf converter

Hi guys, I'd like to share a little piece of software I've made. It's actually an add-in for Word 2007/2010 (I've tested it on x86 only, not sure whether it'll run on x64 as well) in which you enter your Kindle address and then by clicking a button format currently opened document for the Kindle 3's screen. You can send it directly to your Kindle with another button.

This add-in might not be useful for everybody, it's main purpose is to serve people with similar needs to mine - if you have a document with pictures, Word equations and tables, the PDF format is AFAIK the only option for preserving the exact layout as in the original document.

More info and a download link is on my blog right here

EDIT: The problems mentions in the posts below have all been fixed, so if you didn't want to try this addin because of them before, now you can!

Last edited by Chrasty; 08-07-2011 at 03:29 PM.
Chrasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
DiapDealer
Grand Sorcerer
DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DiapDealer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DiapDealer's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,311
Karma: 42858084
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD
Quote:
It's actually an add-in for Word 2007/2010 in which you enter your Kindle address and then by clicking a button format currently opened document for the Kindle 3's screen. You can send it directly to your Kindle with another button.
Do you HAVE to enter your Kindle's email address and send it via email?
DiapDealer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
billmilo
Connoisseur
billmilo has learned how to buy an e-book online
 
Posts: 59
Karma: 76
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3 Wifi
Thanks, looks like a nice tweak.

Word 2010 has an option to save word documents as pdf.
billmilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
Chrasty
Member
Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 1296
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Device: Amazon Kindle 3
DiapDealer: Yes, export and send functions are under the same button, so in order to export the document using my button, you need to have your email address filled in. But just as billmilo said, Word has an export to pdf function in case you don't want to use 'my' button.
Chrasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
Mark Rehorst
was engr, now dentist
Mark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic somethingMark Rehorst has a certain pleonastic something
 
Mark Rehorst's Avatar
 
Posts: 143
Karma: 18558
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riverside, Ca
Device: Kindle DXG
Open Office Writer (and other OO apps) can open MS Office documents and save them as pdf files. It's FREE as in beer!

http://www.openoffice.org/
Mark Rehorst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 07:37 AM   #6
DDHarriman
Guru
DDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheeseDDHarriman can extract oil from cheese
 
Posts: 854
Karma: 1200
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Almada, Portugal
Device: Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS 505, Kindle DXG and Samsung Galaxy Note
Hello

Office 2007 has a “save as pdf” free plugin that after installed lets one do exactly that in any of the office suit programs (including of course word).

One can get it in: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Best regards,
DDHarriman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #7
Chrasty
Member
Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 1296
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Device: Amazon Kindle 3
I have just released a new version of my addin. It fixes all the things mentioned here and adds a update-check feature, so you'll never miss a new version. Give a try! Link's the same as above http://blog.chrasty.cz/kindle-sender...-documents-and
Chrasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #8
Chrasty
Member
Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.Chrasty is no ebook tyro.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 1296
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Device: Amazon Kindle 3
New version available! It fixes quite an annoying bug, Word no longer stays in-memory after existing. http://blog.chrasty.cz/kindle-sender...-documents-and
Chrasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #9
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,485
Karma: 6872364
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Why re-invent a wheel that works? As other have stated Office 2007/2010 already have convert to PDF ability available for free. All you really need to do is create a template that will work with your reader (Kindle) so that new documents can be quickly formatted in a small size with small margins and a text size that is readable on a 6" screen, then creating PDFs becomes a breeze.
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #10
alansplace
Wizard
alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
alansplace's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,889
Karma: 32568750
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA, 33.938556° N, -117.271334° W
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle KB, Kindle PW 1 & 2, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire 2
Cool free!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
Why re-invent a wheel that works? As other have stated Office 2007/2010 already have convert to PDF ability available for free. All you really need to do is create a template that will work with your reader (Kindle) so that new documents can be quickly formatted in a small size with small margins and a text size that is readable on a 6" screen, then creating PDFs becomes a breeze.
i sure wouldn't call anything included in ms office free, more like no additional charge, but certainly not free..

Last edited by alansplace; 08-07-2011 at 06:27 PM.
alansplace is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
app, j. kottnauer, kindle, kindlesender, word

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting from MS Word 2007 (.docx) to MOBI DreamWriter Workshop 17 01-25-2013 07:19 AM
MS Word .docx file conversion Frank Lowney Calibre 1 06-01-2010 11:53 AM
PDF to Word Converter - Free at vendor's website [OFFER ENDED] ac9ts Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 10 02-07-2010 10:02 AM
PDF to Word Converter 2.5.3-Free till 1/3/10 PaweL_L PDF 0 02-05-2010 04:49 AM
PDF2Word(pdf to word converter) blaire576 Workshop 0 04-28-2006 04:26 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.