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Old 07-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Word Page Setup

Hi - I have a PRS-900 and want to import some MS Word documents that I create. Does anyone have a pointer to info on page setup, best fonts, etc.?

TIA - Tom
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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Some ideas, although I am by no means an expert:

1 - Minimize the margins, to optimize screen use.
2 - Don't use multiple columns.
3 - Times New Roman creates problems, at times, so avoid it.
4 - Use 'Save as PDF'.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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I always save Word files as RTF. It virtually eliminates the margins and looks great. I always use Times New Roman font. I think the downside is the file size is large, and it doesn't handle pictures.
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Actually, saving as PDF is probably a better idea. Just make sure the page size is set to the screen size of your reader.
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PDFs will work, but they are not going to reflow very well under many circumstances. Nor can you easily adjust fontsizes for PDFs in the Reader because it can screw up the text flow. But if you have images in your documents, you probably will need to use PDFs. The one good thing about PDFs is that you can embed your favorite fonts, though they don't always look as good on the Reader as you would like them to.

If you just have text, then RTF is a better option as it will allow you to adjust the fontsize within the Reader, will reflow text well, and is a much smaller file.

If you just have text, the best option is to save as an RTF then use calibre to convert it to an ePub. This is more work, but worth the effort IMO.

You might check around to see if there are any Word to ePub apps available. Surely there are some and they are probably cheap or even free.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:59 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll play around with this alittle to see whether PDF or RTF works best for me.

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