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PDFRead - reading PDFs on the 1100/1150/1200 eBook Readers
#1  ashkulz 03-29-2007, 01:41 PM
UPDATE: PDFRead is now hosted at SourceForge.

I have a REB1100 and all other things being fine, I disliked not being able to read PDFs on it. I then watched the development of PDFRasterFarian for the Sony Reader, and thought that the same logic could be applied to the REB 1100/1150/1200 family.

So, the tool has the following features:
See the sample PDF input and the sample output generated with the REB1100 profile.

For Windows, download the PDFRead v5 installer. For Linux and OS X, download the PDFRead v5 source code. Please read the README in the source or windows installations for further details.

Changes since v4
Thanks to alex_d, Falstaff, Liviu_5 and sammykrupa for helping me and providing me inspiration.

Enjoy.....
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[txt] README.txt (7.2 KB, 1157 views)
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#2  nekokami 03-29-2007, 02:14 PM
Wow. This should work for the eBookwise 1150, too, right?
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#3  ashkulz 03-29-2007, 02:24 PM
Yep. Just use the eb1150 profile, and you're ready to go!
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#4  Shake 03-31-2007, 12:21 PM
Thank you very much for your work!!! This is *very* useful (I also use Ubuntu).

I have one suggestion for the UI: Could you add a crop function? This step has to be done for nearly every pdf...
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#5  ashkulz 03-31-2007, 02:16 PM
Quote Shake
Thank you very much for your work!!! This is *very* useful (I also use Ubuntu).

I have one suggestion for the UI: Could you add a crop function? This step has to be done for nearly every pdf...
Autocropping is already built into the code. If you mean manual cropping, that's a whole new kettle of fish ... If you do manual cropping with Acrobat or set the CropBox via Ghostscript, then PDFRead should respect it.

If you have a PDF which is not being cropped properly, please post it here and I will look into it.
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#6  ashkulz 03-31-2007, 09:06 PM
Added a GUI and automatic creation of LRFs via PyLRS.

Please note that I don't have the Sony Reader, so I haven't really tested the LRF output. However, as I'm using PyLRS for the generation I'm reasonably sure it should work out of the box. Let me know if you have any problems.
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#7  sammykrupa 03-31-2007, 10:32 PM
Any word if the Sony Reader support works on OS X?
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#8  obelix 04-01-2007, 01:58 AM
I was not able to make it working on Windows XP. It crashes immideately after pushing the "Convert" button independent on profile settings.
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#9  sputnik 04-01-2007, 02:01 AM
This is great. Support for the imp format would be fantastic, as I have an 1150 and I won't have to make any additional conversion.

By the way, is there any way of putting rb files on a 1150? I think I read somewhere that if you just change the extension of the file from .rb to .imp, the ebookwise 1150 will recognize it. Is it true? Has anyone tried it?
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#10  sputnik 04-01-2007, 02:30 AM
I don't know what am I doing wrong, but it does not work for me. When I right-click on any pdf the first option is Read. I click on it and the Acrobat opens it. Then go to Program Files and I launch PDFRead (i.e., pdfread-gui.exe) and fill in the required information, with the exception of Output ebook, where I don't know what am I supposed to put. Then I click convert, a MS DOS black windows appears and quickly disapears and nothing else happens. It must be something that I did wrong, but what?

P.S. I use eb1150
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