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Old 05-27-2009, 05:28 AM   #1
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Best way to view/convert scanned PDFs?

What's the best way to view scanned books in PDF format on an ereader?

I have one scanned book in PDF form, and there are big left and right margins, so I thought this might be contributing to how much it downsizes on an ereader. I tried to fix this by cropping the pages in Nitro PDF, but even after cropping, the margins still appeared on the ereader - even though they don't appear on my computer's Adobe reader. I think this is because the ereader has to display certain dimensions - and I don't know how to change the page dimensions of the PDF.

Anyway, what is the best way to view scanned-book PDFs on an ereader, and what can I do to fix the specific book I mentioned so that it views better?

Thanks.
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If it's a scanned PDF (image based) there are several solutions PaperCrop, PDFLRF, and PDFRead.
  • PaperCrop is my favorite, imaged base reflow, customizable crop. Only outputs (PNG, JPG, TIFF, or PDF)
  • PDFLRF is no longer on MobileRead you'll have to torrent it. Only produced LRF but makes the BEST LRF
  • PDFRead : Supports the most devices (IMP, MOBI, LRF). But the LRF does not look very good.

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Old 05-28-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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What's the best way to view scanned books in PDF format on an ereader?

I have one scanned book in PDF form, and there are big left and right margins, so I thought this might be contributing to how much it downsizes on an ereader. I tried to fix this by cropping the pages in Nitro PDF, but even after cropping, the margins still appeared on the ereader - even though they don't appear on my computer's Adobe reader. I think this is because the ereader has to display certain dimensions - and I don't know how to change the page dimensions of the PDF.

Anyway, what is the best way to view scanned-book PDFs on an ereader, and what can I do to fix the specific book I mentioned so that it views better?

Thanks.
What e Reader do you have?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:38 AM   #4
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What e Reader do you have?
Sony PRS-505.
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A strong second for PDFLRF for this kind of job. If you can't find it, let me know, and I'll send you a link.
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A strong second for PDFLRF for this kind of job. If you can't find it, let me know, and I'll send you a link.
I couldn't find it.
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