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Old 02-20-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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convert word doc to read on Sony reader

Can i just save the word doucumet as something? e.g XML and then view it in my reader?

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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I'm sure there's lots of people here who will give much better advice than I, but I've been saving text files as rich text files (.rtf) using Microsoft Word, and they work fine for me on my PRS-505. They also worked fine with my PRS-500.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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did you do any particular formatting in word like page size or anything?

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
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Can i just save the word doucumet as something? e.g XML and then view it in my reader?

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You have a few choices. One is to save as RFT. But you'll want to up the font to some size between 14 and 17 point. You'd have to experiment to find out what you prefer.

The other choices are to take the DOC file and run it through Book Designer and do any fixing up and output it as LRF. If this is an eBook and you want to put in ToC links and save it as RTF, you can use rtf2lrf to convert it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:42 AM   #5
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No, I usually just open the .doc file with Word and do an immediate "save as" to .rtf. I usually get readable files, but sometimes the text is a little small. Next time, I'll do what JSWolf suggests and change the font size.
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I save text files as rtf with 16-point Times font, and that works well for me.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:52 AM   #7
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Thanks all this is for some short stories so seems like basic save to RTF will be fine.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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You might try using bold text as well as changing the font size and style. It works well for me.
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