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Old 01-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Problem converting PDFs

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I'm suddenly having problems reading some PDFs on my Kindle. The words are either randomlysquashed togetherlike this, or certain letters are missing - for example, my latest download misses off the start of all words beginning fl, ie. (fl)owers. I know how to e-mail to my Kindle with "convert" in the subject line, etc etc. It used to work fine, but it appears this Cight be an issue to do with some new downloading software. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I'm suddenly having problems reading some PDFs on my Kindle. The words are either randomlysquashed togetherlike this, or certain letters are missing - for example, my latest download misses off the start of all words beginning fl, ie. (fl)owers. I know how to e-mail to my Kindle with "convert" in the subject line, etc etc. It used to work fine, but it appears this Cight be an issue to do with some new downloading software. Any ideas? Thanks.
This is a common problem when you convert certain PDFs that are generated by certain (presently which ones do this is unknown to me) PDF generating software. Try printing the afflicted PDF with PDFCreator installed (choose PDFCreator as your destination printer) which will create a new PDF file (it doesn't output anything to your printer) and then convert this new PDF file.
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It's probably using a ligature instead of fl, and that character is missing from the Kindle fonts.
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It's probably using a ligature instead of fl, and that character is missing from the Kindle fonts.
I agree, and the method I outlined has, in my experience, produced a new PDF that doesn't use ligatures.
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