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Old 03-14-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Problems converting Word docs

I have many Word docs I want to convert. For some reason, when I saved them as RTF in Open Office (I use Open Office on a Mac) then transferred them using Calibre, the font was tiny. Would I be better saving them as PDF rather than RTF? Or if I make the font bigger before I convert it, would that work? If so, how much bigger?
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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html is your best bet and use the calibre base font size option
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The way I used to make documents readable on Sony, using Word, was to copy and paste into Word (if in another format); select all, then justify; select all again if necessary, then change the font size to between 16 to 20 pts, depending on the font and your preference.

On menu: file - properties, in the property box name the file as whatever you want to show up on the reader, same for author etc; click OK.

Then save as an rtf file.

If you want something more sophisticated, make a Word template, as I've done. Measure the reader screen: roughly 3.5x5inches or 9x12.3cm, then set up the page in that size and set the margins and paragraph indents/spaces as desired. Set the font size to one you prefer (N.B. it looks much larger in Word than it does on the reader so you may need to experiment a few times and reset the template). Then save as a template (in the save as drop down box). Name something like "ereader format".

Then anytime you want to save a file for the reader just open the template and paste it in. Save as rtf.

Hope that makes sense.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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i use open office, and save as pdf - this way i can read it with lucida grande - my favourite font dimensions are 91.3mm x 122.4 mm, margins are set to 0, fornt size is 7 (i like this size, you can bigger letters of course)
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As long as the size is roughly in the region of the dimensions of the sony screen, it works.
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