|01-20-2009, 06:21 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony Reader 505S
Create multiple PDFs
I'm working on a school project where people can upload documents to be archived and then retrieve them at a later date and the idea is that they can use a PC, an ebook reader, smartphone etc.
The format they will be uploaded in is PDF but as HarryT just told me in the general forum it's not a great format for readers but i've read that it's ok as long as the pdf has been saved at the right dimensions, like feedbooks does.
The system will be running on a linux server with php - does any one know of any php/linux software that I could use to resize existing pdfs? Or can anyone from feedbooks tell me how their system works?
Thanks in advance,
|01-20-2009, 07:06 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Resizing existing PDFs is non-trivial. An automated system (that produces a sensible result) is currently impossible.
If you have the source files (e.g. Text, RTF, HTML, TeX), you could use them to generate different sized PDFs.
But PDFs alone won't work on all common ebook readers. To work with Palm OS PDAs and (perhaps more relevant today) mobile phones (inlcuding iPhones) you'll need to generate eReader or Mobipocket format ebooks.
|01-20-2009, 12:06 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Galaxy S, Nook w/CM7
Feedbook has the original text stored on their server. They then created PDF on demand. For you to copy Feedbook you would have to have the students submit there documents in a reflowable format like text, HTML, Word document to the server then on the server side render it as a PDF.
There are server side solutions that do do this. Google and Blackberry are examples of sites that render PDF file for different clients.
|01-20-2009, 12:35 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Almada, Portugal
Device: Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS 505, Kindle DXG and Samsung Galaxy Note
Sorry to put two more questions (you have already begun to answer the some I posted in the other post).
Is your project a creation of an Institutional Repository?
And if so, what is the software you are using to build it?
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