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Old 03-11-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Smaller Display Wanted

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Anyone know if I can create a template in MS Word say to copy and then paste an RTF/TXT or other format book so as to reduce the size of the screen display, if so how?. I have a fault in the bottom RH corner 20 millimeters up which hides the first three words or so from the last three sentences leaving me with approximately 100 millimeters of free screen measured from the top.
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Anyone know if I can create a template in MS Word say to copy and then paste an RTF/TXT or other format book so as to reduce the size of the screen display, if so how?. I have a fault in the bottom RH corner 20 millimeters up which hides the first three words or so from the last three sentences leaving me with approximately 100 millimeters of free screen measured from the top.
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Have your tried using Book Designer? There is an option to set the top and bottom margins in the Make Sony Reader File Options Tab.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:45 PM   #3
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Setting margins in book designer is a really good idea. Also libprs500's converters have margin options as well.
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Have your tried using Book Designer? There is an option to set the top and bottom margins in the Make Sony Reader File Options Tab.
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Hi thanks for the suggestions have downloaded Book Designer 4.0 but cannot find how to set bottom margin I don't have Make Sony Reader File Options Tab.
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Hi thanks for the suggestions have downloaded Book Designer 4.0 but cannot find how to set bottom margin I don't have Make Sony Reader File Options Tab.
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Did you install the 7/30/07 update for BD? You can find it here:

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Book_Designer

Also for a good BD primer check out Harry's excellent Book Designer Tutorial at:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10313

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Anyone know if I can create a template in MS Word say to copy and then paste an RTF/TXT
Step 1.
load the text into MSWord or OpenOffice.org writer

Step 2.
Format the page for the size 120x90mm
set left, right and top margins to 0.01cm
set bottom margin to 2cm

Step3.
set font to Arial, or Helvetica, or anything you like to read in, set font size to 16 points

Step 4.
Save the document as rtf

Step 5.
look at the document in the reader
? Do You like the result ?
..... if not, go to Step 1 and change settings accordingly.
..... If you like it, record a macro, so the next time you acomplish this with three clicks ;-)
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Step 1.
load the text into MSWord or OpenOffice.org writer

Step 2.
Format the page for the size 120x90mm
set left, right and top margins to 0.01cm
set bottom margin to 2cm

Step3.
set font to Arial, or Helvetica, or anything you like to read in, set font size to 16 points

Step 4.
Save the document as rtf

Step 5.
look at the document in the reader
? Do You like the result ?
..... if not, go to Step 1 and change settings accordingly.
..... If you like it, record a macro, so the next time you acomplish this with three clicks ;-)
Setting the page size for an RTF file will not have the slightest effect; the Reader "reflows" RTF files. The only format for which page size matters is PDF.
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Setting the page size for an RTF file will not have the slightest effect; the Reader "reflows" RTF files. The only format for which page size matters is PDF.
Thanks Harry

I am well aware of this. I use almost exclusively rtf files for uploading texts to my Reader.
I just wanted to put together the least confusing steps to create the desired document, and I thought that he has to open "page format" dialog for entering margins anyway, ...
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"Eureka" thanks to you guys, I managed it in BD with the bottom margin set at 200px because the unreadable part of the screen has now grown to approx one third, it's not an ideal solution but it will suffice until I can sus out a new reader or until I can sort out how to return this one to the States, I have written to Sony to ascertain what this may involve re: Labour and shipping costs etc. Finally Harry your tutorial on the use of BD is fantastic I had a very interesting and enlightening day yesterday.
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