RE: OT: Anyone using Kindle for Oracle Docs and/or other tech docs?

From: Amaral, Rui <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:53:41 -0400
Message-ID: <1B861F1ABE40A84AA92AD585B20C558B2708981D31_at_EX7T2-CV06.TDBFG.COM>

Same here. I tried the same thing to my symbian and the pdf conversion was not the best. Couldn't handle the table formats in the docs properly and failed with some of the images as well. However, I did have good success converting the html versions of the docs to epub with minimal conversion issues on my Nokia.

From: [] On Behalf Of Blanchard, William G Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:45 AM
To: Steve Baldwin; Cc:; Subject: RE: OT: Anyone using Kindle for Oracle Docs and/or other tech docs?

I use Calibre to sync my Kindle with my laptop (Linux). I was disappointed when I tried to convert some pdfs into a kindle format as there was a lot of junk included with the converted pdf and if I recall it didn't handle the pictures well. It's obviously possible since the Thinkfree Office app on my android phone can convert it perfectly.

WGB From: Steve Baldwin [] Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:58 PM
Cc: Blanchard, William G;; Subject: Re: OT: Anyone using Kindle for Oracle Docs and/or other tech docs?

I haven't specifically tried it for Oracle pdf's but this (open source) tool is pretty slick for organising your ebooks :

It will convert pdf's to mobi's (and other formats for other ebook readers).

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Keith Moore <<>> wrote: I agree. I find it almost unusable for PDFs. For the text to be readable, you need to scroll back and forth to read each line.

You can convert PDFs to a kindle readable format. Here's a good article on the options:

I haven't tried too many documents and it does work but not always perfectly.


> I use it but it's less than ideal. In order to read the pdfs, you have to
> rotate and zoom in the document. I would like the Kindle to convert pdfs into
> a readable format like Thinkfree Office does on my Android phone.
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