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 Post subject: Kindle and PDF files Question
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:24 pm 
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I know that it is possible to read PDF files on Kindle. I have several which I have loaded on my Kindle. However, the print is tiny and impossible for me to read. Does anyone know if it is possible to increase the size of the print? I have tried larger font size on the Kindle, but that doesn't seem to work in a way that makes the PDF file easy to read.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Kindle and PDF files Question
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:54 pm 
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I am not sure of Kindle specifics, but in general terms a PDF page is fixed - so if you make it larger you will have to keep scrolling left to right - which is why mobi and other reader formats flow - so as fonts is made larger the text wraps.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:58 pm 
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Thanks. It is irritating because I can read the documents perfectly well on the computer as the font is adjustable, but on the Kindle I can't seem to change it at all, except by magnifying a very small part of the text.


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 Post subject: Re: Kindle and PDF files Question
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:33 pm 
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Even on PCs there is a maximum width before you need to scroll as it won't wrap. On my PC it is 164% for an A4 page. One of the issues of PDF.

Another is that it doesn't built the page like, say, Word does so using cut and paste won't always capture what you want. As I say, it is a page markup not a text markup language.


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 Post subject: Re: Kindle and PDF files Question
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:38 pm 
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Some info here-scroll down to 'text-reflow'

http://www.anotherwindowsblog.com/2011/ ... indle.html

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:39 am 
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Thanks for that, Rebus. Some useful information - I'll have a play with the recommendations. It sounds as if one or two of them should fix the problem.


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This site seems to make a fair fist of converting pdf's to mobi;

http://ebook.online-convert.com/convert-to-mobi


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 Post subject: Re: Kindle and PDF files Question
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:24 am 
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Thanks, Ernie.


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