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lefnire
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just mobile reading, suggestions?
      #20244 - 06/13/05 07:15 PM

All I want is ebooks.
However, I want them as close to what I see on my pc in .chm, .html, .doc, .pdf, etc as i can get. I have a palm (man we americans... we just want more!) that reads pdf, but converts half of the text-based images to normal text. I'm reading a lot on programming, and when the source code is converted to big font, what was one line now spans ten, making it really hard to read. Also, I have to convert my chm and htmls to pdf if I want to read them on my palm, which makes the 50% success rates still very messy.
Course, I'm looking for a bang-for-the-buck... i don't want bells and whistles, but if they are the inevitable part of a good ebook reader, I can deal with it.
I truly know nothing about PDAs, so just toss some good names at me with maybe a "most highly recommended" if that's ok, and I thank you in advance.


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Re: just mobile reading, suggestions? [Re: lefnire]
      #20272 - 06/16/05 12:04 AM

Windows help files aren't supported by any PDA as far as I know. But the other formats are. You might want to check out Repligo for your Palm before you buy a new PDA.It does a much better job of converting and displaying PDFs than Adobe's own Acrobat Reader for Palm. You can download a free demo and give it a whirl.

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