|05-27-2010, 05:23 PM||#1|
The Grand Mouse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Kindler Previewer - Windows & Mac OS X Intel
I didn't notice any announcement about this so I'm posting this one.
Amazon now (since mid-April 2010) have available a Kindle Previewer application for Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Mac OS X Intel (10.5, 10.6).
This allows you to view DRM-free Mobipocket files (such as are produced using Kindlegen or Mobipocket Creator, or, indeed, Calibre), and see how they'll appear on the Kindle, Kindle DX and Kindle for iPhone. Well, approximately, anyway. I suspect it will use Kindle 2 settings for the Kindle sized screen, but I haven't double-checked.
|07-09-2010, 04:33 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Germany, Munich
Device: Kindle 3 & DX Graphite, PocketBook 302 & Pro 603
I use the Kindle Previewer a lot.
I find lots of interesting books on Project Gutenberg, but I don't like the way they format their Kindle versions - no cover page and very often no TOC as well.
So I usually download the HTML version, and build my own with Mobipocket Creator.
It's very usefull if you want to experiment with text styles, sizes, paragraph indents, header sizes etc. - just build the book and preview it, without having to plug and unplug your kindle all the time.
BTW, since this version only came out in 2010, it must be the kindle 2 settings, at least my versions of the Gutenberg Books look identically on my Kindle 2.
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