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Old 09-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy Elonex 511EB - Help

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Im hoping this is the right section to post this. I have been using my Elonex 511EB since release and its finally bugged me enough to get help. When converting pdf ebooks to epub is there any specific settings I should use on calibre to minimise words like don?t instead of dont and when words are split between lines. Should I even choose epub or just go for txt and minimise the spacing between lines. Or should I just give in and buy a better e-reader?

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Hi Rotha, welcome.

Your issue isn't with the 511EB really, it's with converting from PDF to ePub, which is generally a hit or miss exercise as PDF format documents are laid out with the printed page in mind and the text isn't held in a way that makes it easy to pull out and convert.

I assume you've tried the Reflow setting on your Elonex? (Open the PDF, then Menu > Reflow). If that works reasonably well you wouldn't need to do the conversion.

Can I just check as well that you installed the firmware upgrade?

How complex are your PDF documents (e.g. single column, multi-column, etc)?

Can you get those documents in a format other than PDF for your conversion source?

If you want to read PDFs formatted for A4 or Letter on an e-reading device without mucking about with zoom or squinting, you really need a 10" screen or bigger.

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Hi Graham, Thanks for replying.

I have tried the reflow but it just took so long to swap pages. Yes I have installed the firmware update, did that on release date. Unfortunatley no I cant get my pdf books in any other format atleast not the ones I own already as I have been buying ebooks for years and have 500+ now. There not too complex all single column. I'm just looking for them to be easy to read without too many of the split words and symbols added in.
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OK, I'll leave this for the Calibre wizards to tackle, then. The converted ePub files you end up will look much the same on any reader.

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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EDIT: I was asking the moderators to move the thread to the Calibre section, but Rotha, it might be easier if you start a new thread there specifically asking for help on converting PDF to ePub.

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