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Old 03-20-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Question which reader has best PDF support (creating bookmarks / highlight text)?

hello,

i am a researcher and i read dozens of academic articles every week. i would love to use an ebook reader for this task but don't know which one offers the best PDF support. I woud not read any other formats so really everything I care about is which PDF reader enables me to display PDFs in excellent quality and create bookmarks and highlight text (and, very important, enables me to transfer the modefied PDFs back to my Windows PC).

Can you help me?

Thx,
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:33 AM   #2
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I would assume that the iPad, once released would be the best for PDFs. But then, it is not really a dedicated eBook reader with 'endless' battery life..
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I would assume that the iPad, once released would be the best for PDFs. But then, it is not really a dedicated eBook reader with 'endless' battery life..
Of course, the question is, what PDF viewer will be on the iPad. I know on the Mac you can view PDF files with Safari or Preview. However, while Safari is on the iPad... will you have access to your own files? I guess you would if you set up some type of server that you could browse to with your iPad.

But, if you do that... will you be able to create bookmarks and keep reading where you left off. I suspect we will get A LOT more info on the iPad come April 3.

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Old 03-21-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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i would prefer a "real" ebook reader with eInk or comparable technology.

Is there someting that fit my needs?
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The only device I'm aware of which allows you to annotate PDFs and then "merge" the annotations back into the original document is the iRex DR1000S.
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The only device I'm aware of which allows you to annotate PDFs and then "merge" the annotations back into the original document is the iRex DR1000S.
I thought the eDGe allowed this too? Although it is called a Dual Book rather than an eBook Reader.

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Old 03-23-2010, 05:44 PM   #7
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Hello

I am a lawyer and am looking for an e-reader as described by PDFler.

I deal with a lot of paperwork and am all the time underlining or highlighting sentences, encircling words or phrases, making arrows or tick marks, scribbling short notes on the margins etc etc...

The above gives an idea of my needs.

I did not like printing so much paper, so I started doing all the above stuff i.e. making the annotations on the PDF document itself on my PC.

However, soon I realised that such activity strains my eyes and it really hurts.

I think an e-reader with this e-ink tech. will suit me well.

So, help my out guys.

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I thought the eDGe allowed this too? Although it is called a Dual Book rather than an eBook Reader.

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You may well be right, Bob; I'm afraid I know very little about that device.
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thank you all for your feedback!
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