|02-14-2009, 07:44 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: sony prs 505
Pdf or epub?
Hiya all getting to grips with all this now but seem to have alot of books in PDF format and have seen people think this is a bad format?
So my questions are
1) whats wrong with PDF
2) what do you use to convert it to EPUB/LRF
3) what are your margin settings?
|02-14-2009, 07:50 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mitcham, Surrey, UK
Device: iPad. Selling my silver 505 here
I can't answer 2 and 3, but for 1
PDFs don't "flow" well - the Sony 505 does do some reflowing (not sure about the other devices out there), but even that's not perfect, and it can break horribly when you have things like mathematical formulas and the text zoomed in. But even when it does reflow, because the PDF is almost certainly not designed for screen size, you may find that you get one or two full pages of text, then the third page with one line, and so on, as it flows the PDF page to fit the reader screen.
|02-15-2009, 06:12 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505 & Nokia N800
The Sony likes LRF the best so thats what I would use if I was converting for my own benefit. However EPUB is set to be the common e-reader standard of the future so if I were to publish something to share with the rest of the world I would use that instead.
|02-15-2009, 07:47 AM||#5|
Created Sigil, FlightCrew
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony Reader PRS 505
Avoid PDF altogether. Don't even use it as a source format, because it doesn't convert well. PDF was not designed as an ebook format.
If you have no choice and have to convert it to something more usable, use soPDF.
|02-15-2009, 05:43 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Almada, Portugal
Device: Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS 505, Kindle DXG and Samsung Galaxy Note
1) Nothing - if they are mostly text (reflowing) PDF’s;
2) if needed - OCR, proof reading, pure non formatted text export (and images if they exist), formatting in word, new document;
3) top, left and right 5 points, bottom 0 points.
|02-16-2009, 03:52 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Germany, near Stuttgart
Device: Sony PRS-505, PB 360° & 302, nook wi-fi, Kindle 3
One can and should try to avoid PDF where possible but i don't think we can say "Don't even consider it".
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