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Old 04-12-2009, 12:24 PM   #46
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Just installed Version 0.10 and it worked! Thank you for developing this. My first document has already converted and even has an (images) extension. My only question is does the text conversion take longer?

While the images looks very good and will be helpful with graphic heavy books, some pdf's I have are text only, and all of the zooming, and rotating seems a bit much for a regular document.

Anyways, I'm still excited and I'll check my kindle in a few more minutes.
Thanks again.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:12 PM   #47
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Here's what I did my last go around. First uninstall everything using the update-removesavory.bin. You'll have to remove the savory-image.ext3 file yourself. Re-install Savory .06 BUT use the .ext3 file from 4-10-09 in your system directory..

When you either download or drag and drop your PDF or ePub files into the "documents" folder, wait. It takes a little while for Savory to recognize and convert the files. I'd give it at least 5-10 minutes (though I haven't put my stopwatch to it yet).
I updated my Kindle firmware to 2.0.2 and did this and it seems to be working.

Thanks again for this James.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:19 AM   #48
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Lonely Planet PDF's with Savory?

I have a Kindle 2 and am trying to figure out a practical way to view Lonely Planet Guide PDFs. I have converted the pdf to .prc and .mobi files (using calibre and/or mobipocket creator), but both of these mess up or remove the images. There are lots of maps, tables and other images that are pretty essential to a guide book--any ideas on whether Savory will work for that? Also, is there a way with Savory to edit the meta data so that the title shows up properly in the Kindle library?

I'm kinda new at this, but am dreaming of having those LP guides on my Kindle. Woud appreciate any suggestions!
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #49
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This Kindle PDF reader is amazing but it doesn't seem to be a native PDF viewer for the kindle. Instead it seems to be a document converter for the Kindle. It does work but it's not fast and I can't seem to get it to see PDF's I drop into the documents folder.

Since it's going to be a conversion anyway, there is an easier and faster way and I think the conversions are somewhat better. E-Mail the PDF as an attachment to:

yourname@free.amazon.com

They will e-mail you back a link and you can copy the file to your Documents folder.

Or if you want it wirelessly and don't mind paying 10 cents you can e-mail it to yourname@amazon.com and it will just show up like everything else you buy.

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:05 PM   #50
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I'm kinda new at this, but am dreaming of having those LP guides on my Kindle. Woud appreciate any suggestions!
Try PDFRead. Also see here:
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,4751.0.html

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:46 AM   #51
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Jesse,

This is amazing. Just what Amazon should have done in the first place. Thanks.

You have screenshots on your blog showing "Full Page", "Fit to Height" etc. How do you access those views?

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:53 AM   #52
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You have screenshots on your blog showing "Full Page", "Fit to Height" etc. How do you access those views?
They become available in the menu when you have the pdf open. If you go back to my post #41 in this thread you'll see what the menu looks like.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:52 AM   #53
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Thanks so much for writing this wonderful application. I just installed the 4-10 version following the instructions you have at blog.fsck.com. Savory converts pdfs that I transfer via the usb cable, but when I try to download a pdf from the web, I get the message:
"Basic Web cannot download this kind of file. Only files with the extension .AZW, .PRC, .MOBI, or .TXT can be downloaded to your Kindle."
Any suggestions on how to overcome this?

Being able to read transferred files is already wonderful -- thanks so much for your efforts.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:14 PM   #54
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Update to my previous post:

If I try to download http://arxiv.org/pdf/0904.2197 (which is a pdf file), I get the error message. But downloading http://arxiv.org/pdf/0904.2197.pdf, it works perfectly.

Perhaps the package could be tweaked so that both downloads work?

Once again, many, many thanks for your great work.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:58 PM   #55
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version .10 works well with some pdfs with the creation of PNG files. however, with others, only the text file is generated and no PNG is made. Can't seem to find a pattern to this. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #56
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version .10 works well with some pdfs with the creation of PNG files. however, with others, only the text file is generated and no PNG is made. Can't seem to find a pattern to this. Anyone else have this problem?
I'm getting this too. Certain pdfs just come out as text, even if they have graphics.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:01 AM   #57
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I am also getting this, that certain pdfs convert only to text even though they have equations and images. After a few failed I went back and checked that a file that converted successfully before still does, so it definitely seems to depend on the file.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:07 AM   #58
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one of the pdfs that did not convert to PNGs was a large ~600 page book. I used PDF splitting software (pdfsam.org) to split the document into smaller chapters. I transferred some of the generated PDFs to the Kindle and they were converted to the PNG. Don't quite know the reasoning behind this.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:32 AM   #59
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Jesse,
Just dropping you a line to let you know I ordered my wife's K2 through your site. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #60
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i first installed the version 0.06 and have the same problem that lancel and alfarhan .. same files same version note. WHat should i expect? the *.pdf listed or some "working on conversion" signal?? (i cant download pdf on my browser cause im not in USA.

Ty for your help. I really need this stuff working cause i read a lot of math content.


Forget it .. just didnt read the rest of the pages. IM downloading the new versin 0.08.

ty again.

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