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Old 06-11-2009, 10:17 PM   #16
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I just wonder why you can't zoom or reflow PDF's at all in portrait mode. The Sony can do it, so it can't be a hardware power thing.

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Old 06-11-2009, 10:43 PM   #17
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So do you think Amazon botched the PDF viewer?
I want a bigger screen but I know Sony will come out with one this year, so I'm waiting for that. With their reflowable DRM PDF and zooming capability, it will be a better device. I have a Kindle 2, so I will wait for the Sony!
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So do you think Amazon botched the PDF viewer?
I think it's a work in progress... Let's see what they do.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #19
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So do you think Amazon botched the PDF viewer?
I think if they never change it, it's fair to say it's gimped and other ereaders are preferable. But I have faith that Amazon will integrate the PDF function more in future software versions.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #20
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I think if they never change it, it's fair to say it's gimped and other ereaders are preferable. But I have faith that Amazon will integrate the PDF function more in future software versions.
Except that Amazon hasn't added vast new abilities in the past upgrades. They've only been incremental improvements. I don't think they will do it this time either.
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Except that Amazon hasn't added vast new abilities in the past upgrades. They've only been incremental improvements. I don't think they will do it this time either.
Not true; the 1.2 firmware for K1 gave it WhisperSync, Image Zoom, and support for Greek and Monospace fonts.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:29 AM   #22
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Sounds like this may have been a rush to head off both the Plastic Logic unit and potential units from the newspapers themselves. Probably the right course of action (for Amazon), though.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:59 AM   #23
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I am surprised how lackluster the PDF support is. I am surprised that Adobe didn't insist that PDF support be there in full.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:48 AM   #24
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of the 10 or so docs I opened so far. the table of contents did not work.

the higher res display is gorgious.. 'free wireless internet'..!! are you kiidding??!! I pay $35 for the same thing on my AT&T bill.. i opened a dozen mobile optimized sites and they worked perfectly.. one good starting point for that is cantoni.mobi (list of links for cell phone users that point to sites designed to display on a very simple browser)..

all the pdfs except for 1 opened and i could flip pages and go ato a certain page number but the referesh was pretty slow but usable.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #25
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Not true; the 1.2 firmware for K1 gave it WhisperSync, Image Zoom, and support for Greek and Monospace fonts.
The image zoom was already there; i just wasn't enabled for all images. And the font support was already present in the Java code; you just couldn't access it.

Whispersync was a major upgrade, I'll give you that.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #26
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Large Print for Visually Impaired

I am considering buying one of these for my grandmother, who can read playing cards, but has trouble with standard large print books. Im worried that the Kindle DX wont be able to enlarge text enough for her. Can anyone report how large the kindle DX text can be made by default for standard Amazon downloadable books?
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #27
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Can anyone report how large the kindle DX text can be made by default for standard Amazon downloadable books?
The font sizes are the same as the Kindle 2, which is very disappointing. I have screenshots of the fonts on the Kindle 1 (same size again), see Font Sizes. Note that the screenshots will appear larger on a computer monitor, than on the Kindle screen. The menus are easier to read on the KDX though, see Windwalker Review of the KDX.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:47 PM   #28
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Does anyone know if jumping to specific page is possible in the PDF viewer?
Lacking this would be a deal breaker.

For those in academia (esp math, CS) here's a review on Kindle DX for math:
http://blog.computationalcomplexity....kindle-dx.html
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Does anyone know if jumping to specific page is possible in the PDF viewer?
Lacking this would be a deal breaker.

For those in academia (esp math, CS) here's a review on Kindle DX for math:
http://blog.computationalcomplexity....kindle-dx.html
At present you would have to bookmark the page, or use the "go to location" feature.
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Does anyone know if jumping to specific page is possible in the PDF viewer?
The User's Guide indicates that there is a "Go to Page" option in the PDF menu. Perhaps this is what poohbear_nc means by "go to location"
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