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Old 07-28-2010, 02:42 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by frabjous View Post
PDF is actually the best ebook format, but only if the PDF was made specifically for your device, and ideally, made by you yourself.
The problem with PDF is that it's not inherently flowable (it can be made flowable, but most PDF authors don't do the right thing). It's a fixed, "pixel-perfect" format targeted at a very specific form factor. This is great when you're getting ready to print a paper book and you want to see exactly how it will look before printing. This is terrible when you're using it in a context where you need the document to be adjustable.

Also, I guess it depends on the amount of work you want to (or can, in the case of DRMed PDFs) put into modifying the PDF to fit your device. Without any modification, I've never seen a reader that can handle PDF well (as in, properly sized, reflowed text rather than panning and zooming). Maybe the Kindle DX works because it's nearly the targetted size of most PDFs, but good luck if you need to resize the font larger.

If you're going to go to the effort of modifying the PDF as you linked, why not modify it into a better ebook format?
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