Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:12 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: need a portable pdf player
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:35 pm 
Little Foot
Little Foot
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:55 pm
Posts: 180
Location: USA
I am looking for a device that will help me read e-book on the run...obviously pda, pocket pc and Tablet PC are available...in your opinion which one is the best?...i am not very familiar with portable devices but tablet pc are too big and expensive, pocket pc seems to be the best way to go..but would the pocket pc screen be too small?...if i open a pdf file with adobe acrobat on a pocket pc would the page shrink to fit to the screen of the pocket pc?
thanks


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:54 am 
Klamath
Klamath
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:01 pm
Posts: 252
Location: Nor-Cal
Yes the pages do shrink.
And no the Pocket PC screen is not that small. You can increase the font size for better viewing...
They not only support PDF Acrobat Readers but tons of other ebook readers.
I would recommend gettig a Pocket PC, since its more compatible with Windows than Palm. Tablet PC is type of a laptop, I think that's kind of big to carry around everywhere with you.
Actually the decision of what to get is up to you. When doing so, keep the battery life in mind. Also try to get the one that supports some add in cards (such as, SD).I have a IPAQ 3700 series, and love every bit of it. Battery life is excellent too.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:44 pm 
Smithfield*
Smithfield*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:20 am
Posts: 5054
Location: #1 in da 'Hood, G!
I have used both palm and pcoket pc devices to read books. Matter of fact, that is my main method of reading books anymore, since I travel and hauling books is a pain. I really don't pdf format though, the readers kind of suck, at least adobe's pocket pdf reader does. No bookmarks, won't remember the last page I was at, relatively huge reader program, clunky interface, I didn't like it. I've tried a few other readers, but the one I always came back to was MobiPocket. It's a great reader utility, and you can download news and stuff with it if you like. It works with either palm or pocketpc. They have ebooks they sell on their site, and the reader uses palm-type .prc files, but there are great tools out there for converting any format there is, so your not limited by any means. There are text converters for just about any format you might have your files in, but for .pdf files I just send it to text, then use MakedocW to create the .prc file. Maybe some out there has a better method, but that one works very well for me, creating very small files for a program I like.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:54 pm 
Klamath
Klamath
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:01 pm
Posts: 252
Location: Nor-Cal
Mobipocket is probably the best. I use it 98% of the time...


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group