|08-24-2013, 11:41 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: Sony PRS-t2
Software to read PDF's? (PRS-t2)
is there any conversion software that will convert pdfs for easy reading on the prs-t2?
I already use calibre but I find that the pdf to epub conversion is horrible and often misses lines out.
I have tried:
- the above calibre method
- k2pdf, works perfectly but takes ages and file size is huge which makes pages lag
- cut2col, works but font size on random pages is tiny
The best method I have found at the moment is to have adobe reader convert to text and read them that way but tables and images are lost. Trying to convert the text file back to epub or pdf in calibre results in words/lines being missed again.
Putting the original pdf onto the t2 seems the best, layout is correct but font is tiny, increasing it means the spaces between words disappear! I am a student and I have a lot of PDF's that I would like to read on there instead of my bulky textbooks.
I read about a programme called sopdf but can't seem to get it to work. I have windows 7 32bit starter.
---Found the different page views and crop features but this doesn't make it anymore readable as most are single columns.
Please help. I'm close to buying a kindle and using software called autokindleconverter. Screen shots look amazing but I don't want to sacrifice the functionality of my sony, not to mention the money if a programme for sony can be found or a workaround.
|08-25-2013, 04:48 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Sony T1, Nexus-7
PDF's will never work well on an eink ereader they just aren't designed for small screens can't be converted with any accuracy because a lot of the text is actually images that conversion software just won't pick up.
PDF's pretty much suck for anything but printing but you would have better luck with a laptop or tablet just because you can zoom in and out much faster and they have enough ram to cope with the big files trying to do that on any slow refresh eink screen is going to be frustrating at best.
|08-25-2013, 10:58 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
curiouscat, get a trial version of Adobe Acrobat Standard (not reader).
Open up the PDF, then save it to HTML (File, Save As, More Options, HTML Web Page).
Zip up the files that were outputted and import the Zip file into Calibre.
In Calibre, convert to ePub.
|08-25-2013, 01:23 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Device: PRS-505, PB 902, PRS-T1, PB 623
Take a look at k2pdfopt (if it's different from the k2pdf that you mention). There's a thread for it in the PDF section of this forum.
|08-25-2013, 07:20 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: PRS-650 / Cybook Opus / Nook STR (rooted)
I think Calibre should do an okay job of converting if the original pdf text is correctly formatted inside the pdf. If not, it doesn't matter what convertor program you use, it will come out with superfluous carriage returns and other formatting problems. In which case, you'll have to use a search and replace tool (see regex) to reformat the problems.
Alternatively, you could read the pdf in its native format. If your T2 is rooted, you could use Orion Viewer which is an pdf-reader app for e-ink. Also you can pre-process the pdf using Briss to crop and split dual columns etc. I find it works well on a rooted Nook ST.
|conversion software, font size, pdf, prs-t2|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|PRS-350 How to read Chinese pdf book in Sony PRS-350?||aspfun||Sony Reader||0||01-17-2011 05:19 PM|
|The SmartQ software for PDF read!||AlanMc||Alternative Devices||1||11-29-2010 03:48 PM|
|calibre software makes te prs-300 good for pdf's?||mrmojo||Sony Reader||4||05-04-2010 12:49 PM|
|PRS-600 how to read pdf file on prs 600||venkatesh||Sony Reader||10||02-19-2010 08:25 PM|
|PRS-500 and Connect software vs. PDF with embedded fonts||olegk||Sony Reader||7||11-03-2007 09:49 PM|