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Old 06-13-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Could somebody help me try the attached PDF??

I think DR 1000s is more flexible to read PDF file. However, considering its big price, I have to make a decision between DR and DX.....

What I am concerning is that I mainly use the device to read academic papers, however, the font size of PDF can be adjusted on the DX (at least currently), so could somebody kindly help me try the attached PDF file and take some pictures if possible? The file has small font size, two columns, and small blank margin, which is very difficult to display.

The DR 1000s seems dislay very well, so how well on the DX???????

Thanks very very much.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Here you go. This is smaller text than most pdf's, but I still find it readable, especially in landscape mode.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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Hi tklaus, yap, that looks good and thank you very much. Your help is a big favor for me. I think many people is making their decision and evaluate how well the PDF materials can be displayed on the DX. Could you kindly try another attached file that is very standard for most of academic papers in AI, I mean, if time is good for you. Thanks very much.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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Sure, here you go. I also included a cropped section at full resolution so you can see the detail.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #5
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tklaus, you are so kind. I think it is readable!! Sorry, I just notice that the second file has 47 pages. Thanks a lot. your help is very important for me.
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You're welcome! The papers were interesting too
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #7
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In the area of AI. Enjoy it

This is the reason I am planning to buy a e-reader that I had wanted to have one from my PhD.

Do you think it could be used in academic reading? Unfortunately, what a pity is that the DX has no highlight.
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I bought my DX primarily for academic reading (computer science and CCD astronomy). My plan was to continue using my K1 for recreational reading, but I've found that I enjoy that more on the DX as well. The big screen is seductive! I wish the pdf navigation features in the DX were better (table of contents and clickable links within the document), but it's still much better than my old practice of printing out pdfs to read them away from the computer. I hope that Amazon will improve the pdf features via firmware updates, but if not, the DX will hold me over until the Plastic Logic readers come out next year.
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I imagine you might get better results with PDFs like the first one if you ran it through PaperCrop or something similar first, though with the bigger screen, it might not even be necessary.

You guys are making me wish I had waited and bought a DX...
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