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Old 12-09-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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New user - best format for ebooks?

New to the forum and to eReaders! I'm getting an iLiad for Christmas and am just wondering what the best format for reading ebooks is (ie downloaded from Gutenberg). I have a number of books on my PC in rtf and html. I'd like to start converting them to the best format now so I'm ready to load and read when I get the iLiad.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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Download a copy of Book Designer and the associate Book Cleaner file and you can use it to create Mobipocket format books from your RTF.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:50 AM   #4
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You can also directly download books for your iLiad from Feedbooks: http://www.feedbooks.com

We have a special PDF template for the iLiad that looks wonderful, and today, we'll add Mobipocket support too.

This way you can select between:
- best looking format, but you can't change the size of the font on the device: PDF
- reflowable, but not as good looking: Mobipocket

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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The other method to try is FBReader, which will read single-file HTML and RTF files directly. You can try this on your Desktop, and if it works it will save you a lot of work. Note that FBReader is very customizable, and you may need to play with its many options (tools icon) to get the look you like. A big advantage of FBReader on the iLiad is that you can select the font, the line spacing, and the margins. With the MobiPocket Reader you are stuck with a very sub-optimal setup.
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JSWolf - downloaded Book Designer and it looked great until I realized I need Word to run it - I use OpenOffice. Bummer. Any work around?

Hadrien and wallcraft - thanks, I'll check those out!
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You could try converting your content to HTML and then try loading it with Book Designer.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:52 AM   #8
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I'm a newbie, and I haven't tried the Book Designer.

But I found that the latest Mobipocket Creator is also a great software for converting files (HTML, PDF, Word, TXT) into mobipocket format. The programs run independently, and the results is good for reading on an iLiad. You may give it a try:

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Downloa...sp?Language=EN

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