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Old 12-03-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Reading Scientific papers on Kindle DX

This question might have been asked and answered. But i could not find any similar.

Is there a conversion processto convert scientific papers to read on KINDLEDX. Most of these publications are in 2 colum format, when i convert the pdf document using calibre from PDF to MOBI, the outfile contains text from both colums concatenated together.

Any suggestions.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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multi column support is on the TODO list, but it's not there yet.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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Great

How long before you get to that on the list.. A big thank you for all the updates...
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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Am I missing something, or is there a reason you can't read it on the DX in PDF format?
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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i have tried reading the papers on Dx. The font is awfully small, font resizing is disabled. Were you able to read two column IEEE papers on DX. I might be doing something wrong.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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i have tried reading the papers on Dx. The font is awfully small, font resizing is disabled. Were you able to read two column IEEE papers on DX. I might be doing something wrong.
I read IEEE papers on DX frequently....and most of time it looks fine. Sometimes, I had to read in landscape mode though..
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #7
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Well then i am obvisly doing something wrong. I dont get the text correct.

Here is one of the papers i am trying to read can u tell me if this works ok...i know the text looks ok but the text from first colum gets concatenated with the text from second colum when i transfer my file.

I use calibre to transfer files to my DX

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:49 PM   #8
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Apologies... Modified the permissions and verified access. It is accessible now. When i transfer this to kindle DX the font is small to read.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:24 AM   #10
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Download works now. I don't have a Kindle DX but .... Looks fine on my computer, works on the Kindle2 (which is all I have) but the font is so tiny it's unreadable there. There is no overlapping or that sort of thing both columns are displayed correctly.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:20 PM   #11
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Yes... That is correct. The font is too small to read...so when i covert it using calibre, that is when the text overlap occurs. I found one other utility where it crops every column and makes a pdf.. thank you
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Oh, I see. I guess I wasn't following the entire process.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:46 PM   #13
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Crop margins to fit PDF's to the DX secreen, it'll look better
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It's on the TODO list of my little scanned PDF text thicken/bolden program.
But sometimes it makes not much sense for scientific papers because most of them have graphs/plots. Cutting the page in half will break the graphs.

So now I just crop the margins and thicken/bolden the texts.


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This question might have been asked and answered. But i could not find any similar.

Is there a conversion processto convert scientific papers to read on KINDLEDX. Most of these publications are in 2 colum format, when i convert the pdf document using calibre from PDF to MOBI, the outfile contains text from both colums concatenated together.

Any suggestions.
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Yes... That is correct. The font is too small to read...so when i covert it using calibre, that is when the text overlap occurs. I found one other utility where it crops every column and makes a pdf.. thank you
What utility is that? I've been looking for something like this.
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