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Old 11-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Just got my 912 Pro e reader and I am a bit of a novice. It did not like the size of one of my Adobe files and slowed down. How can I best solve this? Would a SD card do the trick? Any reccomendations?

I am not quite sure how the mutliple page forward and back works. I press and hold, a little box with a number appears in the bottom right. Am I supposed to press something else then or just wait?

The Page updater, what is this doing, what should it be set at?

I understand some software can be installed to make the e reader work better like Calibre. Any other suggestions on that front?

Many thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Just got my 912 Pro e reader and I am a bit of a novice. It did not like the size of one of my Adobe files and slowed down. How can I best solve this? Would a SD card do the trick? Any reccomendations?

I am not quite sure how the mutliple page forward and back works. I press and hold, a little box with a number appears in the bottom right. Am I supposed to press something else then or just wait?

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I understand some software can be installed to make the e reader work better like Calibre. Any other suggestions on that front?
I would think that an SD card would be slower than the internal memory, unless that's also an SD card. If you do get an SD card, I'd get a class 6. Anything higher you're wasting your money and might actually be slowing the reader down (for reading anyway).

If you press and hold down the page turn key it will jump in 10 page increments. You shouldn't have to do anything else.

I use calibre to organize my books by tagging all my books with Genre's & subgenre's. For example a sample programming book on .Net would be tagged Programming.Dotnet.Sample. This would then be uploaded into subdirectories of my books directory based on the genre and subgenre's. e.g. \\sdcard\books\Programming\Dotnet\sample. For nontechnical books I also split them into Author directories. Calibre is so powerful there are lots of ways you can devise to upload your books. I don't know if this makes the reader work better but it is organized the way I like. My wife can't stand my directory structure. YMMV.

My one gripe for the 912 is that I can't apply any of the themes for the other devices to it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for that.

I will give calibre a try once I have uploaded the new firmware.

I have an adobe file that the e reader thinks is too large. It runs really slowly and is only 25 meg. My e reader runs adobe docs bigger than this fine. Though sometimes it says they are large too, but runs them fine?
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Thanks for that.

I will give calibre a try once I have uploaded the new firmware.

I have an adobe file that the e reader thinks is too large. It runs really slowly and is only 25 meg. My e reader runs adobe docs bigger than this fine. Though sometimes it says they are large too, but runs them fine?
I wouldn't worry too much about the message at the beginning saying the file is too large. That seems to have something to with the loading process via the library application. Large files do load more slowly than small files (I suspect that some kind of checksum is being run on the file as part of the database entry for it), but I haven't noticed that they are slower when actually reading them.

Perhaps your PDF file has complex vector images with many layers in it (the kind that you can see being drawn when viewed on a PC). The CPU in the reader isn't that powerful, and those images do take a long time to render.
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