|06-09-2013, 11:43 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: Kindle Paperwhite
Yamada there's more to books than just novels
|06-10-2013, 10:41 AM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Device: Kindle 4
|04-03-2014, 05:07 AM||#18|
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Device: Kobo Aura H2O
Paperwhite 2 + KoReader
I jailbroke the device, installed the KoReader, and now, reading PDF's in landscape mode is nothing but pleasure. The scanned characters are so well processed that even the portrait mode is fine. Even footnotes in portrait mode are decently readable (if you have good eyes). The problem is gone. I am amazed at what the devs have achieved and I'm happy as a child.
(oh, and I'm not talking about reflown text, I mean PDF's as they are!)
Last edited by anton79ru; 04-03-2014 at 05:10 AM.
|04-08-2014, 04:33 PM||#19|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle PW, Pocketbook 301+, Pocketbook Touch, Sony 950, 350
Kindle PW leaves very big margins in PDF viewing. I suggest alternative way of preparing pdf with standard A4/Letter pages for successful viewing on PW. Suggested workflow prepares a sequence of graphic images of half-pages stretched to PW screen in landscape. Prepared images get wrapped into single mobi, that's it. This approach allows to use entire screen with almost zero margins.
1. Download pdflrfwin-0.99.exe from http://projects.mobileread.com/reade...rfwin-0.99.zip
2. Run pdflrfwin-0.99.exe, browse for your pdf (djvu is ok as well) and set output file extension to zip (do it by hand in corresponding output file box, just substitute zip for lrf)
3. In preview you can visually control and set margin crop. However, pdflrfwin automatically crops white space around text, this is preferable for this workflow. Set Overlap to something around 0.05, this may improve reading experience.
4. Run pdflrfwin. It creates zip file with png images representing snapshots of half-pages rotated in landscape orientation.
5. Open zip file and place all png images in separate folder.
6. Install Python 2.7.6
7. Download KindleComicParser 0.2.1.zip from here , post #36 by Dc5e. Extract KindleComicParser.exe from zip.
8. Download last version of kindlegen.exe
9. Download kindlestrip.py 1.35 zip from here and extract Python script kindlescript.py.
10. Create batch file and name it, say, pdflrf2mobi.bat:
set comicname=%1 set comicname=%comicname:"=% KindleComicParser.exe "%comicname%" kindlegen -c0 "%comicname%.opf" -o out.mobi python "%~dp0kindlestrip.py" out.mobi "%comicname%.mobi" del out.mobi :: If uncommented last Calibre command automatically set mobi title and author name (author name must be second parameter in batch call) ::ebook-meta "%comicname%" -t "%comicname%.mobi" -a %2 .
11. Place files KindleComicParser.exe, kindlegen.exe, kindlestrip.py, and batch pdflrf2mobi.bat to created folder.
12. Make folder with png files (see paragraph 5 above) current.
pdflrf2mobi "name_of_output_document" "optional author name"
File name_of_output_document.mobi will appear in the folder with png files.
Note that pdflrfwin tries to cut pages between lines of text. However, in rare occasions it cuts big formulas and illustration lengthwise, that may be cause of certain inconveniences.
Sample (PW cscreenshot):
Last edited by EbokJunkie; 04-08-2014 at 04:35 PM.
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