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Old 10-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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PDF Viewing(extra screen space) in Aura HD

i bought my kobo ereader few weeks back for pdf viewing. i convert my pdfs to landscape by k2pdfopt software to the exact dimensions of aura hd. but the page numbers consume some space.Is there a way to remove it and use all the space?? if not what height and width (in pixels) should i convert pdfs to get the best experience (i hate zooming) .
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There are two additional reading programs you can add to your existing Kobo provided reading programs. These are still in the development process but are almost finished and
quite usable. There is an easy install program that will place older versions of both readers (CoolReader and KoReader) along with a Launcher program that has games and utilities. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...1263_KO529.zip

You will want to download the current versions from:http://pbchess.vlasovsoft.net/en/index.html
and:http://code.google.com/p/koreader-pa...downloads/list

The KoReader is the more mature port and started life as an improved PDF viewer for Kindles. Be sure and download the nightly build with "kobo" in its name.

Be sure to follow the instructions in the AltReader zip and make sure that the .png image files get processed by the Kobo software (Nickel) so that the launching tiles are on your home page. Then reconnect to your PC and complete the install by copying the KoboRoot.tgz file to the .kobo folder.
The "Main" folder is the one that opens when you select the KOBOreader drive that will appear on your PC when you "Connect" with your USB cable.

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does this involve rooting the device?? if yes what should i make the width and height settings in k2pdfopt of the display for optimal space usage till i dont root my device ??
i also wanted to ask one more thing -why dont the pdfs on kobo aura hd's books section show all books with there filename.(sort by title,author etc are not helpful.is there a way around it)
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does this involve rooting the device?? if yes what should i make the width and height settings in k2pdfopt of the display for optimal space usage till i dont root my device ??
i also wanted to ask one more thing -why dont the pdfs on kobo aura hd's books section show all books with there filename.(sort by title,author etc are not helpful.is there a way around it)
pls help
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No "rooting " involved, the two additional reading programs are even started from your home page just like selecting a book or picture. The Kobo software is almost totally unaffected by the installation and use of the additional reading programs.

The two additional programs use a file browser so you see the files in their folders and with the titles you gave them, sorted alphanumerically, although there are options on that.

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Help!!! My Aura HD seems to be frozen

I followed the instruction above but my reader seems to be frozen with 5 small square boxes on the screen. Is there anyway to restart the reader?
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I followed the instruction above but my reader seems to be frozen with 5 small square boxes on the screen. Is there anyway to restart the reader?
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Which instructions are you talking about? What was happening, what process were you doing when this happened? Also what kobo firmware version do you have?

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Is there a way to factory reset my reader just using the physical buttons?
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:01 AM   #9
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Is there a way to factory reset my reader just using the physical buttons?
Yes. The steps are:

- Power it off. If it is not responding, then hold the power slider in the off position for at least 20 seconds. This ensures it is off
- Hold the light switch down
- Slide the power switch over and release
- Release the light switch when the LED starts flashing.
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I followed the instruction above but my reader seems to be frozen with 5 small square boxes on the screen. Is there anyway to restart the reader?
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I am really interested in how this happened. The only time I've seen it posted about before is when the .png file were not processed by kobo's nickel program and added to the home page before the KoboRoot.tgz file was placed into the .kobo folder. Are you sure that the launcher and koreader .png images were processed and on your home page?

If you do the factory restore, you also should be brought up to date with the Kobo firmware when you login with their server or the desktop app.
(Having a pre-2.6.1 Firmware could be an issue as well)

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #11
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I zoom my sized pdfs (using skim on the mac) to the width of the aura hd - and that zooms them in a bit, and pushes the page numbering away. Once you're zoomed on a page, you'll stay there from page to page.

Works great for me...
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:28 PM   #12
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I just installed koreader on my Aura HD with firmware 2.8.1 - and I got into koreader - with what looked like a very basic text based file browser...

Opened a PDF - looks great!

The UI confused me a bit - but that took five minutes.

I think the best way to view PDFs is to first "skim" them down to the aura HD aspect ration, then ready them via koreader.

Looks awesome! If there's a guide as to how to making the cropping feature better - I'd look to goodreader on iOS.

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