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Old 03-20-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
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Question PDF-Some look great without zoom, others do not?

I am just wondering why some of my PDF books look great on my PRS-700 and don't need the zoom feature while others are worthless to me? They are so small and using the zoom does not make for pleasant reading. Most of these are simple documents (nothing technical about them). Is there a difference in the way they are created? Is there any way to make them more readable?
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:54 AM   #2
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I am just wondering why some of my PDF books look great on my PRS-700 and don't need the zoom feature while others are worthless to me? They are so small and using the zoom does not make for pleasant reading. Most of these are simple documents (nothing technical about them). Is there a difference in the way they are created? Is there any way to make them more readable?
Basically there are three reasons for this:
  • wrong format used within the PDF (mostly A4, which is much to big for a 6'' display)
  • big margins (borders)
  • small base font size used within the PDF
It's is possible to crop the margins with tools like soPDF (search the forum), which often makes PDFs much better readable even without using the zoom.
PDFs which were especially created with little displays in mind do usually look very well on the reader.
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Also, some PDFs are created as images rather than text. If this is the case with your files, the reflow option for PDFs won't work.

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