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Old 09-08-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hi,

I've been checking the forums for a little while, looking to see if anyone else was using their Sony Reader for PDF (in my case medical textbooks specifically), and appear to have found 2 different camps:

1. Don't do it.
2. Use rasterfarian/pdfsomething to format it, and it's ok

Since I'm going to be reading a more limited amount of content, I don't mind formatting everything I'm going to read in order to make it usable. I'll need to be able to see some figures, though, which may on occasion overlap the formatted pages. I also read some journal articles that are in unrestricted PDF form, though those are more frequent.

I'd really like NOT to get the iLiad, as it's pretty pricey, and hope I can get away with using the Reader. Has anyone else been using programs to modify their PDFs and having good enough results that they could consistently read articles/textbooks on their Sony Reader? I'm more interested in positive/pseudo-positive replies (at least I HOPE there are some)... Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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I initially bought the Sony reader before moving on to the Iliad reader. In general I found that reading PDFs in landscape mode with the larger text size was acceptable without any reformatting. There were however some documents (mainly my photography books) which were simply unreadable. I did play around with reformatting PDFs, however without a great deal of success.

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:45 AM   #3
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If reading PDFs is your main reason for buying, I really would suggest the iLiad rather than the Sony. The difference between the 6" and 8" screens makes all the difference in the world. Most A4 pages are perfectly readable in cropped landscape mode on the iLiad (and you don't need any conversion software to do it).
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:02 AM   #4
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I bought Sony reader to read my technical books, long articles and blog posts. At first I wasn't quite happy because A4 PDF's looked quite bad - since font was really small, and if original PDF had grey font instead of black this was a complete disaster. But then I discovered PDFLRF - it just formats pages exactly for sony reader's screen. PDF's printed with PDFLRF look just fantastic - better than original book

Check out this blog for more info and examples:
http://hightech.afmag.net/categories...s/sony-reader/

It takes just few minutes to print bunch of websites into pdf and then convert them for sony reader (I usually do it in batches

Now I wouldn't change my Sony Reader for anything - it fits into my pocket and I can read whenever I want - it's just brilliant!!!

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Or, a little closer to home: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13135
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