Ebook (PDF) Reader/ Converter?

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Oct 7, 2007

Ebook (PDF) Reader/ Converter? by saw235 at 4:54 PM (10,838 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. saw235
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    Newcomer saw235 Newbie

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    Is there any homebrew that can convert Pdf files into NDS readable file? Pictods can't do it too, keep giving out error.
    Any help?
     
  2. IainDS

    Member IainDS GBAtemp Regular

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    If the pdf is just text. Export the pdf as a .txt file then use a homebrew app to read the txt file.

    If it has pictures. Find a way to convert the pdf pages into jpeg then use comicbook ds
     
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    comicbookds is your best shot
     
  4. saw235
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    how do i convert it to jpeg? I tried comic book ds . No can do
     
  5. Ramzee

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    Method I use to convert pdf comics to ComicBookDS .cbds :-

    1. Adobe Reader print out using M$ Office 2003's Document Image Writer (a virtual printer) to output an .MDI file.
    2. M$ Office Document Imaging to convert .MDI to a colour multi-page .TIF file
    3. Unidream's freeware PowerBatch to convert from the .TIF file to multi .JPGs (note the set image size determines the final resolution).
    4. Finally ComicBookDS PictoDS to convert the folder with .JPGs to a .cbds (.zip) file with thumbnails, etc.

    Must be better ways but this didn't cost me any $$$ and got the job done.

    If your interest is .PDF -> .TXT then you use the OCR tool (at stage 2.) to recognise text in the .MDI file and output it to a word document from which you can then save a plain .TXT file that your eBook program can read.

    OCR can be problematic depending on the format and layout of the text and can be more trouble than it's worth (but you might be lucky ;-)
     
  6. gyhelle

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    A simpler method : install a free virtual printer like PDFCreator, configure it to print in jpeg, open the file with your favorite PDF reader, print, use pictoDS for converting jpg in .cbds.

    In the presentation of pictoDS 2.1 here : http://www.dev-fr.org/vos-news/(pc)-pictods-v2-1/0/ (in french)
    it is said that you can link pictoDS to your favorite PDF 2 jpg converter
     
  7. kellyan95

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    Use the search! I've answered this question at least 3 times. Convert to images and use CBDS
     
  8. striderx

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    Great, Good to know I can do this.

    striderx
     
  9. Noitora

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    convert the pdf to text and read it with moonshell.I have not found any free PDF to image converters
     
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