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Old 09-04-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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Is there a equivalent software to pdflrfwin.exe for the kindle ?

I'm a Sony PRS 505 user and very pleased with the reading experience.

I read techincal pdf mostly, but I need to convert them to lrf (proprietary format by Sony) via pdflrfwin.exe, which perserves the pdf layout and fonts, with the ability to trim off margins inorder to make them readable on the PRS 505.The resulting output file reproduces the pdf without a margin and reduces the need to adjust the zoom settings when reading.

I'm very tempted in purchasing a Kindle 3 due to constrance improvments and affordable price (wifi version).

Is there a equivalent software to pdflrfwin.exe for the kindle ?
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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AFAIK, the file format mainly used on Kindle (MOBI) does not have an option to have embedded fonts, so if you convert a PDF it would be displayed with the standard Kindle font.

Kindle can display PDFs, and there are softwares which you can use to just crop the margins, so this is a possibility as well (sorry, I don't remember the software names, but a search on the forum would definitely find them).

And, as a third option, you can convert a LRF to MOBI. You might want to take a look at the LRF subforum here (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=180).
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Thanks for the replay and info. I checked the mobi format section and I came to the following conclusion that I'm best leaving the techincal ebooks in pdf format and corrping the relavent pages to remove the margins in a pdf editor.

You are correct most convertors of pdf to kindle MOBI will remove the layout (reflow) and change the font.

According to some reports the Kindle is supposed to remove margins in pdfs.

". White margins of PDF files are automatically cropped.
Another quote from the manual. This is not necessarily true, particularly in landscape mode. I had some books that retained their margins in landscape, while others lost it and the print went right to the edge. I also had some files created as .pdf that retained their margins even in portrait. In one dictionary, the portrait mode showed print considerably larger than landscape. Portrait went to the edge, landscape retained the margins and indented the entire page. "

(www.amazon.com/review/R2F12TROV3ANLW)
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