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11 Jul 2009

Read Almanac on Kindle?

I would like to read this on my Kindle. Is the pdf protected to block conversion to a Kindle format?

Thanks

Posted by: mjposner on 11 Jul 2009

10 replies , Last at 20 Aug 2009, 12:25pm by astrasberg

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by Aaron Schatz :: Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:13pm

It shouldn't be. Will Carroll is able to read it on his Kindle fine. If you have further problems, please contact us using the contact form and we'll see what we can do.

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by BEEF (not verified) :: Sat, 07/11/2009 - 9:16pm

Hey, please let us know your how it work, how it looks.

I am inclined to wait for the book format, but I might change my mind and get a Kindle.

Thanks.

BEEF

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by JerkStore :: Sun, 07/12/2009 - 11:43am

The first two generations of Kindle will not read .pdf without conversion. If you use Mobipocket Converter it will turn a .pdf into .prc which the Kindle can read. The problem is the tables are a complete mess after conversion.

Aaron, does Will have the new Kindle DX or one of the smaller Kindles?

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by mjposner :: Sun, 07/12/2009 - 4:31pm

I did the conversion and it works except you lose any way to move through chapters directly and the tables are in fact messed up.

The chapter issue would be easy to fix via html mark-up, not sure about the tables.

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by JerkStore :: Sun, 07/12/2009 - 5:57pm

Jumping through the team chapters is easy if you search for the particular team. It might take you a few clicks, but it is definitely better than having to press page turn 300 times to get to the Seahawks chapter.

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by Vincent Verhei :: Sun, 07/12/2009 - 9:10pm

Do the bookmarks work on the Kindle? Each chapter should have one. They work in Acrobat.

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by lt5686sb :: Mon, 07/13/2009 - 5:41pm

Now for the even better question - is there any way for this to work on the Kindle download for the Itouch/Iphone?

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by astrasberg :: Thu, 08/20/2009 - 8:34am

So I loaded the .pdf onto my Kindle (2G).

The tables are a miss and no bookmarks. What I've been doing is going through each team chapter and highlighting the team name or chapter title, then I can go back to those sections later. Kinda tedious, but worth it down the road.

Any other other Kindle tips?

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by bird jam :: Thu, 08/20/2009 - 10:17am

Good idea on highlighting. Thanks!

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Re: Read Almanac on Kindle?
by astrasberg :: Thu, 08/20/2009 - 12:25pm

Sent an e-mail to Will Carroll who graciously responded.

He said he had a Kindle DX which has built in PDF support and it works well.

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