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Old 09-29-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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PDF reflow--Astak Pocket Pro vs. Sony Reader

Has anyone had experience with both of these devices? I have the Sony 700, and in addition to hating the glare on it, the reflow on PDFs is not great. With some documents, it cuts lines randomly when you increase the font--like moving all but the first letter of a word to the next line. I'm tempted to sell the 700 and buy the Pocket Pro for $199 but not without getting some feedback about the PDF reflow compared to the Sony. Thanks! Skoobwoman
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Has anyone had experience with both of these devices? I have the Sony 700, and in addition to hating the glare on it, the reflow on PDFs is not great. With some documents, it cuts lines randomly when you increase the font--like moving all but the first letter of a word to the next line. I'm tempted to sell the 700 and buy the Pocket Pro for $199 but not without getting some feedback about the PDF reflow compared to the Sony. Thanks! Skoobwoman
I have both ebook readers--well, my Sonys are a 500 and a 505--but frankly PDF reflow is bad on all three. I haven't used PDF much on the PPro for just that reason. It seems to be a little bit better but I think that's probably due to the smaller screen, which causes more page breaks so you don't have quite so many places where text is left hanging halfway down the screen.
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I have not used PDFs much on my Pocket Pro, but so far as I can tell its reflow is exactly like the Windows Sony ebook library viewer. I don't think this is any different from the reflow on the PRS-700. It still sometimes has issues with reflow when there are images on the page and some PDFs seem to have hard line breaks that cause ugly reflow on both the Procket Pro and in the Sony viewer.
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Thanks for your replies. Have you heard of any devices that are better at reflow then? I hated my iLiad--it was heavy and user-unfriendly! I have the DX but I'm hoping to find something smaller that can re-flow the text.
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Thanks for your replies. Have you heard of any devices that are better at reflow then? I hated my iLiad--it was heavy and user-unfriendly! I have the DX but I'm hoping to find something smaller that can re-flow the text.
Apparently, the Foxit eSlick ebook reader is the only device handling PDFs properly. Just check this review:

http://computershopper.com/periphera...s/foxit-eslick
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Apparently, the Foxit eSlick ebook reader is the only device handling PDFs properly. Just check this review:

http://computershopper.com/periphera...s/foxit-eslick
It's funny how they say the Kindle DX doesn't reflow or zoom the PDF. Well yea, with the 9 inch screen you shouldn't have to in order to see/read the document properly. That is the whole point of the DX.

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