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Old 11-18-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Creating PDFs for the KFire

I played around a bit and found some good sizes for creating a PDF that fills the KFire screen really well. These are just suggestions and your mileage may vary. I use Word to create my file then save it to a PDF. There are many applications that will work. Also, for those who have a Sony PRS-950 (SCION) or a NookColor these dimensions work on them too.
  • Page Dimensions: Width = 3.56", Height = 5.95"
  • Margins: Set to 0.1" or your preference
  • Font Size: Just play around until you find what works for your eyes
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:57 PM   #2
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I played around a bit and found some good sizes for creating a PDF that fills the KFire screen really well. These are just suggestions and your mileage may vary. I use Word to create my file then save it to a PDF. There are many applications that will work. Also, for those who have a Sony PRS-950 (SCION) or a NookColor these dimensions work on them too.
  • Page Dimensions: Width = 3.56", Height = 5.95"
  • Margins: Set to 0.1" or your preference
  • Font Size: Just play around until you find what works for your eyes
Topaz books don't look have bad on the Fire.
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Topaz books don't look have bad on the Fire.
I meant to check out Topaz but forgot. I've got several so I will see if they are readable on my Fire.
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I meant to check out Topaz but forgot. I've got several so I will see if they are readable on my Fire.
You can't change the font but it's not bad really.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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Egad! You're right! Topaz can actually render decently!
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Want to make a PDF out of any webpage? Use Dolphin HD web browser. You will need to download the Dolphin Browser and the Web to PDF Add-On.



Dolphin Browser: http://www.4shared.com/android/Wz7d3...wser_HD_v.html

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Swipe a webpage left (touch, hold, drag) and the add-on toll bar will show up. Full screen button is at the top of the bar. All the other icons are the quick access for you to use the add-ons installed.


Swiping right, the bookmarks side bar will show up. You can choose your bookmarks and check you history and most visited sites there.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:44 AM   #7
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Wow the two I looked at are readable and nice looking though not as nice as mobis. Still it is much better then on E Ink Kindles! I didn't try out highlighting, dictionary look up, and search yet.

EDIT: Highlighting, dictionary lookup, and search work well. Maybe no more having to convert Topaz books!?

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Wow the two I looked at are readable and nice looking though not as nice as mobis. Still it is much better then on E Ink Kindles! I didn't try out highlighting, dictionary look up, and search yet.

EDIT: Highlighting, dictionary lookup, and search work well. Maybe no more having to convert Topaz books!?
Unless I want to read them on eInk it does help to have that option though!
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Unless I want to read them on eInk it does help to have that option though!
but.... Did you get your cover and screen protector? I'm curious if the screen protector was any good.
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but.... Did you get your cover and screen protector? I'm curious if the screen protector was any good.
Not yet It's coming first class mail so It might be here before Turkey day, might.
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I have found that PDF'S I created for my KDX using ISO A5 as the page size (perfect for the KDX) were not too bad on the KF. Although as the OP stated, it's best to create PDF'S with a page size equal to the physical screen size and with as little margin as you can get away with.

Since PDF'S on the KF have a very nice pinch to zoom capability, the margin requirement is not as necessary as it used to be.

Reading PDF'S on the KF is better than I thought it would be.
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I have found that PDF'S I created for my KDX using ISO A5 as the page size (perfect for the KDX) were not too bad on the KF. Although as the OP stated, it's best to create PDF'S with a page size equal to the physical screen size and with as little margin as you can get away with.

Since PDF'S on the KF have a very nice pinch to zoom capability, the margin requirement is not as necessary as it used to be.

Reading PDF'S on the KF is better than I thought it would be.
True. If you create the file as close to actual screen size as you can, then it is easier to get the font size where it works best for you. A much larger size document might wind up having way too small of a font to read comfortably.. plus it makes it easier to design pages and page breaks.
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