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Old 01-07-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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I have collection of pdf files (mostly technical publications) in two colum IEE
publication formation, i have tried various combinations on a trial and error basis to conver them to rtf or print them to pdf with reduced size to be able to read on my reader. None of my attemps prduced a readable document on my reader(with out squinting).

Is there a way i can convert all these publications that i have to eother rtf/pdf that i can read on sony readed.

Suggestions---help--- any thing would be greatly appreciated
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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Welcome! I recommend you read the thread here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ghlight=pdflrf

PDFLRF is a free utility that will convert your pdf files to LRF files in a way that they will be very readable on your Sony. It's not an ideal solution but works and I use it all the time.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Vivaldirules ... I tried this...the best part being it preservs the 2 column format..It essentially gives me something but yet again i am not able to read the content with out squinting and am not able to increase the size. Back to square one.. :-((
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Use pdflrf in portrait mode with the split column option enabled. If the vertical center is between the two columns, the output one column which spans the display of the reader. Obviously anything that spans two columns will not be readable such as the title of the paper. Good luck.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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Great it worked.... I only wish i could covert my other pdf documents the same way...:-(( i have few ebooks (pdf files) any suggestion on converting them...
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i have few ebooks (pdf files) any suggestion on converting them...
If they're DRM'd your out of look at this point.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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Hmm none of them are DRM'd....so now can i consider my self luck.... or is it too soon.
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If no DRM, you're in luck and should be able to use PDFLRF although you may need to set the options differently.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
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great great thanks alll

I am listing here all the options tat are avialble can u rep with wot the setting shd be...

Thanks again,

split pages
join pages
smart cut
ghostscript
padding
cross sides
no toc
overlap
colors
grayscale
filter
scale
stretch
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I uncheck split pages and join pages.
I leave the check in smart cut.
I set the stretch to fit height.
I leave everything else as it is by default.
I set the thickening to either 1 or 2.

I set the rotation to 0 and set the orientation to portrait.
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Wonderfull

Great it works for me.....
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If they're DRM'd your out of look at this point.
even though the pdf file is DRM'd, if your using linux and xpdf viewer,
xpdf can print the DRM'd file into ps format, then you may use
ps2pdf to convert ps to pdf back.
That's how I rip off the DRM from PDF files
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I uncheck split pages and join pages.
I leave the check in smart cut.
I set the stretch to fit height.
I leave everything else as it is by default.
I set the thickening to either 1 or 2.

I set the rotation to 0 and set the orientation to portrait.

Can you tell me where to find the "stretch to fit height" and "thickening" options, please? I can't see them in my copy of PDFLRF ..
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Can you tell me where to find the "stretch to fit height" and "thickening" options, please? I can't see them in my copy of PDFLRF ..
Which version of PDFLRF do you have? if you have .99 at the bottom of the options, see SCALE and STRETCH. This is using the Windows GUI version.
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Ah! Thanks Jon, I was using version 0.9, I didn't realise there was a later version available.
I've picked up the correct version now.

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