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Old 04-21-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Post I'm an Old Geek

I am 65 years old. I was a couch potato before the term was invented, a nerd/geek before those terms were invented and have been in IT for 40 years.

The Kindle is the first ebook reader I have bought and I like it so far.
I do have a problem and I hope someone here has solved it.
If I send a small PDF to my Kindle via Amazon the conversion is decent.
If I send any PDF larger than 20 megs it fails because gmail has that limit.
I have used Mobipocket creator to convert it to PRC. I then copied it to the Kindle. But the font size is hopeless, and the Font sizing doesn't work for .prc files.
Does anyone know the secret?
I have a lot of big fat programming books for which I also have the PDF. I have an 8GB card in the Kindle. I could carry a small programming library with me if I could convert the PDFs correctly.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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I am 65 years old. I was a couch potato before the term was invented, a nerd/geek before those terms were invented and have been in IT for 40 years.

The Kindle is the first ebook reader I have bought and I like it so far.
I do have a problem and I hope someone here has solved it.
If I send a small PDF to my Kindle via Amazon the conversion is decent.
If I send any PDF larger than 20 megs it fails because gmail has that limit.
I have used Mobipocket creator to convert it to PRC. I then copied it to the Kindle. But the font size is hopeless, and the Font sizing doesn't work for .prc files.
Does anyone know the secret?
I have a lot of big fat programming books for which I also have the PDF. I have an 8GB card in the Kindle. I could carry a small programming library with me if I could convert the PDFs correctly.

I tried converting a pdf with the mobipocket creator and editing the font size with html and css. When I built the pdf file, the font size was normal - so it didn't work.

What if you change the file extension of your prc file to azw? I've read that azw is just mobi with a different file extension. If it works, then the kindle's font size options should work.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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Hello Cathbad, the biggest file we have sent to Amazon for converting was 4.2mb. Have you tried opening the pdf with FoxIt Reader or Adobe and then saving as a txt file? I do that often and happy with the results. I use FoxIt Reader Pro
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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Hi Cathbad and welcome to the Forum. You're not the only oldster in these parts. I'm pushing 64 myself and can remember writing Fortran (Clear the A register) in my mispent youth.

Anyway, if you're an un-reconstructed geek like me, you'll find plenty of soul-mates here.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:52 PM   #5
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A good idea, but it doesn't work. It took the prc file renamed to azw, but treated it the same way it treated the prc. Oh well, on to another try.
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foxit reader is the way to go,sir.Welcome.
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