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04-01-2008, 09:17 AM   #31
daudi

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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Device: iRex iLiad, Psion 5MX, nokia n800
Quote:
 Originally Posted by DiaLogical That did the trick indeed, and now it sounds like a stupid mistake) Thanks a bunch, appreciate the quick reply! One more question, the font of the Guardian pdf files seems to be rather on the small side. Is there another quick way to enlarge them a few points instead of manually zooming with the iLiad's build in function every time?
I don't have my iliad at the moment so I have not been able to see what this looks like on the iliad, but if you have latex, pdfinfo and awk installed this script will create a latex file and process it to split the columns of the Guardian 24 World.pdf and produce a long thin version of the PDF. You could then read this using continuous mode on the iliad.

Here's the code for the script. I'll attach it as well. At the moment it is a bash script that is hard-coded to work with World.pdf. With a little more work it could download the PDF, but this will do for now.

Code:
cat << EOF > temp.tex
\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

\begin{document}

\includepdf[pages=1, pagecommand={\thispagestyle{empty}}]{World.pdf}

EOF

## Get number of pages
NUMPAGES=$(pdfinfo World.pdf | grep Pages | awk '{ print$2 }')

for i in $(seq 2$NUMPAGES)
do
echo \\includepdf[pages=$i, trim=0 0mm 107mm 0, clip, pagecommand={\\thispagestyle{empty}}]{World.pdf} >> temp.tex echo \\includepdf[pages=$i, trim=107mm 0mm 0 0, clip, pagecommand={\\thispagestyle{empty}}]{World.pdf} >> temp.tex
done

cat <<EOF >> temp.tex

\end{document}

EOF

pdflatex temp.tex
mv temp.pdf World-iliad.pdf
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04-01-2008, 02:11 PM   #32
sinman
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Location: Alcorcón
Hello, this is my first post. I've found useful rio script, so I've modified it for download 20minutos.es spanish free newspaper.

Also I've created an icon for it, close to rio Guardian ico.

Thanks to rio for this script, only it must uncomment download destination an add the Wi-Fi parameters.
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Last edited by sinman; 04-01-2008 at 02:45 PM.

04-02-2008, 06:00 AM   #33
cen
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Device: iRex iLiad (v1) / Sony Librie
Quote:
 Originally Posted by sinman Hello, this is my first post. I've found useful rio script, so I've modified it for download 20minutos.es spanish free newspaper.
Great, while I don't read Spanish, I'm sure this will be of use to others.

 08-08-2008, 01:15 PM #34 willyloco Enthusiast   Posts: 31 Karma: 10 Join Date: Aug 2008 Device: iLiad / PDA / PB 903 / PB a10 The Guardian 24 automatic download Hi, Looks very interesting. I want to try this out on my iLiad. But can the content downloader for guardian24 be used at a free wifi hotspot so that I do not have to use set the ssid / enc / key?? I do not know anything about Linux so please in easy steps??
11-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #36
DigiDirk
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Quote:
 I did the necessary change to the run file using notepad, i.e. deleted the comment for the MMC memory. I am using a wired connection so did not touch anything else. Saved the file.

Watch out for CR/LF line breaks!

Dirk

 11-25-2008, 11:57 AM #37 Daedalus Member   Posts: 15 Karma: 10 Join Date: Jul 2008 Device: Iliad Thanks for the reply Dirk. I take it that using Windows Notepad is not recommended then? I didn't do anything to the file apart from replace the relevant '#' symbol with a space. I hope this is correct. I'm afraid to say that I am a novice when it comes to this kind of thing. Any advice about how to get this Guardian 24 downloader up and running would be great. D.
 11-28-2008, 04:15 AM #38 cen Connoisseur   Posts: 53 Karma: 140 Join Date: Mar 2008 Device: iRex iLiad (v1) / Sony Librie DigiDirk is correct, the Windows Notepad will cause problems, start from scratch using Wordpad, iirc that should work fine or alternatively download something like Notepad++ and use it to make the changes.
 06-17-2009, 04:36 PM #39 1784pol Junior Member   Posts: 1 Karma: 10 Join Date: Jun 2009 Device: Iliad version 2 Guardian 24 problems? Hi I have just got my 2nd version Iliad and have been trying to work this zipped folder. I must admit I am not really computer literate but so far have managed to download the Guardian PDF into newspapers. I have tried to use the programme CEN suggestd, but can't seem to get the Iliad to read any of my CF cards or SD cards? Also I don't know how to send the zipped file to the SD ofr CF card. I have tried various cards, and have never used both SD and CF together? Help to a complete novice would be much appreciated Thanks Chris
 12-01-2009, 06:36 AM #40 pensos Junior Member   Posts: 3 Karma: 10 Join Date: Nov 2009 Device: iRex Iliad however i tried, it didn't work. could it be that the iliad does not recognize wpa2-personal? thanks a lot!