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Old 02-11-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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DOC to PDF conversion - font size issues

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I'm slavishly following the Sony supplied directions for converting DOC format to PDF. I'm using Gutenberg text files as source, pulling them into Word, printing to a PDF using PDFCreator.

It all seems to work fine, but the subsequent book on the Reader (PRS-500) is tiny, and I have to resize each page in turn.

Why doesn't the reader stick with the current size when turning the page? Or could it be something odd about the way I create PDFs?
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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You might be better off converting the word doc to html then to LRF in book designer. That will take care of the font issues. If not, you'll have to make the font massive in word to get them to be readable on PDF on the Reader.
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Can't you set the page size in Word to be 9x12cm? If you set the right size, and if PDFCreator maintains it, you will be in WYSIWYG land...
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Hi all

I'm slavishly following the Sony supplied directions for converting DOC format to PDF. I'm using Gutenberg text files as source, pulling them into Word, printing to a PDF using PDFCreator.

It all seems to work fine, but the subsequent book on the Reader (PRS-500) is tiny, and I have to resize each page in turn.

Why doesn't the reader stick with the current size when turning the page? Or could it be something odd about the way I create PDFs?
Well I'm not answering your question directly, but if your using word to format text from PG, you might want to look at installing BookCreator and Calibre. BookCreator runs withing Word so once you edit/configure your text you can build an LRF with BookCreator. LRF is the native file to the SONY Readers so you'll end up with a better looking file and a faster performing file on the SONY Reader.


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Old 02-15-2009, 03:32 AM   #5
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Hi all

I'm slavishly following the Sony supplied directions for converting DOC format to PDF. I'm using Gutenberg text files as source, pulling them into Word, printing to a PDF using PDFCreator.

It all seems to work fine, but the subsequent book on the Reader (PRS-500) is tiny, and I have to resize each page in turn.

Why doesn't the reader stick with the current size when turning the page? Or could it be something odd about the way I create PDFs?
Not sure what you're seeing on the Sony - a page with lots of white space around it or little white space but everything in a tiny font. Those instructions suggest an 8 or 9 point font to start with, but 11 or 12 is probably better. What I do is set e.g a 12 point font in Word, 1mm margins, set page size in Word to 9 x 12cm, and print pdf also to a page size of 9 x 12cm. Comes out OK with little wasted space and a readable font size. Can be previewed in the Sony Reader software and changed if necessary.
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