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Old 01-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Conversion of Journal Article PDF

I am new to this forum and I want to thank everyone who has contributed. In the last there days I haved learned more about working with eBooks, PRS-505 and Calibre then I thought possible.

My question revolves around converting a 2 columned article downloaded as a PDF. The problem is that the articles have text, tables and images in some combination. They also include headers and footers.

The small zoom setting shows the whole page but when zoomed issues can occur.

The text only files do pretty well and I have had better results just using calibre than messing with the article using demo versions of deskUNPDF or Textlightening.

The image containing files are readable. I have learned to ignore the smaller font text and can read the article. Tables and formulas are difficult. Sometimes formulas are are one line and for others they are on separate lines.

I realize that this may be beyond what this reader is designed to do but I found the 505 so much easier to read than the 700 (with its pan and zoom abilities) that I chose the 505.

If anyone has any ideas or can recommend things I can read about to help with these issues I would appreciate it. I am attaching a sample article that demonstrates some of these issues.

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Old 01-01-2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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Hi

Interesting: your file can reflow the 3 first pages but not the 4th!

Without loosing much time with the file I would say, try to read in landscape - press the zoom button until the screen rotates - and see if it's acceptable.

One thing you can make to try to get a bit more of information is to crop the white margin, I have made a new version of yours using Acrobat 8 and I’m uploading it here.

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Old 01-01-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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How do you crop the margins?
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In this situation and in Acrobat - where I say above I have done it - by choosing Document, Crop Pages, and in the options that appear activate Remove White Margins (on the left side) and activate Page Range All (on the right side).

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Old 01-02-2009, 12:11 PM   #5
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Hi

Interesting: your file can reflow the 3 first pages but not the 4th!

Without loosing much time with the file I would say, try to read in landscape - press the zoom button until the screen rotates - and see if it's acceptable.

One thing you can make to try to get a bit more of information is to crop the white margin, I have made a new version of yours using Acrobat 8 and I’m uploading it here.

Best,
I just got achance to try your edited file. It does make it slightly easier to read but I did notice something odd. While in landscape mode the last 4 or 5 lines near the page cut are slightly grayer. When on the top of the page the lighter text is at the bottom of the screen and when on the bottom cut the lighter text are at the top of the screen.

Any ideas?

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When the reader lets one read 2 1/2’s of a page, it superimposes the last (more or less) 3 lines of the first part with the first 3 of the second part, so one knows always when he/she stopped reading in the first page.
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Hi

Interesting: your file can reflow the 3 first pages but not the 4th!

Without loosing much time with the file I would say, try to read in landscape - press the zoom button until the screen rotates - and see if it's acceptable.

One thing you can make to try to get a bit more of information is to crop the white margin, I have made a new version of yours using Acrobat 8 and I’m uploading it here.

Best,
Since I didn't have Acrobat 8 I went searching and found the following. Skim (free, http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/index.html) can crop pages but it the change is not exportable. PDFpen and PDFpenPro ($50-100, http://www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpenPro/) can crop the pages like Acrobat and make the file look slightly larger.

With respect to the viewing in landscape, about 4-5 lines are cut out when viewing this way, any ideas why?

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