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Old 09-09-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Sending PDF files to device

I know PDF is a common problem with calibre but can't seem to understand why (or maybe you can?) I can't transfer the PDF book straight to my Sony reader without totally messing up the file. (keeping the original PDF file)
I have to use the sony reader software to transfer PDF books which keeps everything in sync when viewing on my PRS-600. I would like to only use calibre for it's excellent capabilities of changing metadata etc, without messing with the PDF file itself. I tried sending to device - send specific format - selecting PDF, but still converts the PDF to mess it up.

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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The only way calibre will convert PDF when sending files to a SONY device is if you told it to. You can untell it by going to preferences->plugins and customizing the SONY driver plugin, and adding pdf to the list of supported formats for that device (by default pdf is on that list, so you must have removed it at some time in the past).
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The only way calibre will convert PDF when sending files to a SONY device is if you told it to. You can untell it by going to preferences->plugins and customizing the SONY driver plugin, and adding pdf to the list of supported formats for that device (by default pdf is on that list, so you must have removed it at some time in the past).
Thanks for your reply. Sorry, not understanding where you are referring to in plugins to customize the sony driver to add PDF to the list. In plugins->conversion out plugins, I do have a PDF plugin showing?
I do have epub setup as my main preference output which I want to keep for the majority of books but want the option to transfer over without any conversion (PDF to PDF). I thought by using send to device->send specific format to-> selecting PDF would work without compromising the file, which doesn't work.

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Old 09-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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The only way calibre will convert PDF when sending files to a SONY device is if you told it to. You can untell it by going to preferences->plugins and customizing the SONY driver plugin, and adding pdf to the list of supported formats for that device (by default pdf is on that list, so you must have removed it at some time in the past).
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Thanks for your reply. Sorry, not understanding where you are referring to in plugins to customize the sony driver to add PDF to the list. In plugins->conversion out plugins, I do have a PDF plugin showing?
I do have epub setup as my main preference output which I want to keep for the majority of books but want the option to transfer over without any conversion (PDF to PDF). I thought by using send to device->send specific format to-> selecting PDF would work without compromising the file, which doesn't work.
he said 'the SONY driver plugin' iirc that's in 'device interface plugins'.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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Type sony in the search bar of the plugins screen. Then customize the plugin that you find.h
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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Under my "Sony device interface" plugin, PDF is checked off when clicking on "customize plugin". Appreciate your replies.
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