Marcan Rayger Frontier/Elite fan-fics revisited

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Re: Marcan Rayger Frontier/Elite fan-fics revisited

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No pdf format available?

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Re: Marcan Rayger Frontier/Elite fan-fics revisited

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No PDF at the moment - do people still read PDFs, though? The Kindle applet and other similar applications are available to pretty much every platform.

The problem with PDFs is that you would have to know the size of the reader's screen; whether to design the layout for a regular A4/Letter or something more fitting for a smaller 7" or 10" display...
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Re: Marcan Rayger Frontier/Elite fan-fics revisited

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Wolfwood wrote:The problem with PDFs is that you would have to know the size of the reader's screen; whether to design the layout for a regular A4/Letter or something more fitting for a smaller 7" or 10" display...
The vast majority of my ebooks are PDFs. I read PDFs formatted all kinds of ways on my ebook reader (not a kindle, btw). I just resize according to need.. I'd assume most readers have the same ability.
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Diziet Sma wrote:I'd assume most readers have the same ability.
Most readers are not very good at PDF reflow. The notable exception according to some tests that I've read is the Pocketbook Touch Lux.

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Heck.. mine doesn't even try to reflow.. but rotate the display sideways, set zoom to 'fit width' and it's good to go. Takes about 3 'scroll down's per page, but at least it's easy to read.
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