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Old 05-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Newbie question- PDF conversion without losing file formatting

Hi,

i've a question regarding file conversion and format for thie Kindle. I don't actually own one at the moment but am looking to purchase within the next couple of days.

I have several large PDF files that I'm going to be looking at putting on to the Kindle and am wondering how I would go about converting them to .mobi files without losing the current page format on them. I've tried Calibre, but when I've opened the .mobi files in the Kindle for PC program the layout is all messed up and doesn't look as crisp as the original PDF, and the pictures contained in the .PDF don't appear in the correct places!

I know its anal, but I'd much rather have everything in the same format for as much as the Kindle is able to view .PDF files if you know where I'm coming from?
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hi,

i've a question regarding file conversion and format for thie Kindle. I don't actually own one at the moment but am looking to purchase within the next couple of days.

I have several large PDF files that I'm going to be looking at putting on to the Kindle and am wondering how I would go about converting them to .mobi files without losing the current page format on them. I've tried Calibre, but when I've opened the .mobi files in the Kindle for PC program the layout is all messed up and doesn't look as crisp as the original PDF, and the pictures contained in the .PDF don't appear in the correct places!

I know its anal, but I'd much rather have everything in the same format for as much as the Kindle is able to view .PDF files if you know where I'm coming from?
The kindle can display PDF files and does keep the formatting the same.

That usually means that the page is squeezed to fit the screen, or you have to pan around the page. Some PDF files have small enough pages that this works out. The 9.7" Kindle DX is more likely to do a better job of this than the 6" Kindles.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, but it doesn't look like I can get the DX here in the UK?

I suppose that I could always wait until September when I visit the US before I order it! Plus I even save some money that way!!

£111 or $135 with the current exchange rate it works out to be about £89!!!
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Thanks for that, but it doesn't look like I can get the DX here in the UK?
It's not sold directly by "amazon.co.uk"; you have to order it from "amazon.com".
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for that I'l look into it!

Also, is it possible to disable the Kindle displaying the different covers whilst its in standby mode?
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