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Old 09-27-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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I am a new user and this is probably a dumb question.
I use the reader for various reports in PDF format. When I create a PDF from Internet content and give it a file name on my computer, the file name does not show on the reader when I sync. The reader has an unrecognizable filename made up of a stream of meaningless alphanumeric characters. How do I name PDF files in a way that will identify them on the reader?
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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Not a dumb question; there's nothing in the obvious instructions for the Reader that makes it clear how it reads PDFs.

The Reader checks the author & title listed in the PDF's metadata, not the filename. You can edit this with Acrobat Professional, or with a free program like BeCyPDFMetaEdit 2.37.0.

There might be a way to set the title/author when you create the PDF, depending on the method you use. (Do you print to PDF, or save it out first & use a program to convert it?)

Sometimes I copy a webpage, paste it into Word, set the the title & author under File-->Properties, and change the page size to something that shows up well in the Reader before converting to PDF.
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Thank you for the indications- I was wondering how to do that just the other day...
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You can use Calibre to manage your collection and load books to the Sony. You can make changes to the book and author name in Calibre and also add tags or series information that will break out your books into Collections on the Sony.

I started using Calibre very shortly after getting my Sony. It's very flexible and you can also use it to convert other formats to lrf or epub to read on the Sony. I have not had much success converting PDF though.
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I have been putting PDF through Calibre and onto my Sony. It's OK it does the job very well. I don't need it to be pretty.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:45 PM   #6
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Not a dumb question; there's nothing in the obvious instructions for the Reader that makes it clear how it reads PDFs.

The Reader checks the author & title listed in the PDF's metadata, not the filename. You can edit this with Acrobat Professional, or with a free program like BeCyPDFMetaEdit 2.37.0.

There might be a way to set the title/author when you create the PDF, depending on the method you use. (Do you print to PDF, or save it out first & use a program to convert it?)

Sometimes I copy a webpage, paste it into Word, set the the title & author under File-->Properties, and change the page size to something that shows up well in the Reader before converting to PDF.
thanks. I have acrobat professional. I get a lot of pdf docs to read via email . When I get HTML files I print them to Acrobat.
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You can use Calibre to manage your collection and load books to the Sony. You can make changes to the book and author name in Calibre and also add tags or series information that will break out your books into Collections on the Sony.

I started using Calibre very shortly after getting my Sony. It's very flexible and you can also use it to convert other formats to lrf or epub to read on the Sony. I have not had much success converting PDF though.
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