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Greg Bergman | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 18 2009 5:53 AM

There are time when it would be nice to be able to take a book in my library with me just to read on a device such as the Kindle.  Does anyone know if it is possible to export resources to a Kindle?

 

Thanks

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 18 2009 6:00 AM

Technically and officially no.

Yet you can always remember that cutting and pasting is a function of Logos and there is always your kindle email address.  Not that I've ever done that mind you.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 18 2009 7:04 AM

WestonGBergman:
There are time when it would be nice to be able to take a book in my library with me just to read on a device such as the Kindle.  Does anyone know if it is possible to export resources to a Kindle?

You have a couple of options:

  1. You can export parts of a book to html so they can be read with your web browser (IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.).
  2. You could "print" to a PDF file using any number of free utilities.  I use "CutePDF Writer" - there are others.  This allows you to use Adobe Reader or other PDF reader to read your files on the go.

At least one person has suggested a "Print to Kindle" utility - but such an animal does not exist as of yet.

Hope this helps.

Blessings,

Floyd

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 18 2009 10:13 AM

Floyd Johnson:

  • You could "print" to a PDF file using any number of free utilities.  I use "CutePDF Writer" - there are others.  This allows you to use Adobe Reader or other PDF reader to read your files on the go.
  • Yes, this works really well. You can use for example iPhone to read your saved pdf with Stanza ebook reader or may be some other one.

    Bohuslav

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    Rob | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 5:01 AM

    This ability is one of the top two features on my wishlist.

    My top personal wish is to have a way to export for a portable device (perhaps with a timed relock to make sure items aren't being exported and spread freely)

    My other top wish is for the ability to lend a book to others for a limited time (this wouldn't benefit me much personally, but would encourage me to build a larger library for others to reference).  (I can say with a fairly high degree of certainty, that my ability to lend to others would only encourage them to buy Libronix and the resource in the future, not take away from sales. The people I would be lending to wouldn't have bought the books for their limited needs but if they are able to use them they may see the value, and this would be a great way to promote Libronix.)

     

    I love being able to take a book in my backpack or pocket. I often have reading materials loaded on my Palm that can be turned on in less than a second and read while on the bus, waiting for others, etc. I also use my Palm for reading in bed.

    There have been multiple specific resources and collections I have refrained from buying from Logos because I know they are books I would want to carry with me, not read on a computer. (I didn't buy the print version either.)

    Perhaps this ability could be developed for public domain works and allowed for other books as publishers allow.

    Rob

     

     

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    Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 7:51 AM

    Rob:
    Perhaps this ability could be developed for public domain works and allowed for other books as publishers allow.

    I agree with all you say, except the last sentence. If the portable Logos would not allow me to export ANY of my books, I would not use it. Yes, I like to read old stuff from time to time, but most of the time I read new things. The problem is, they are copyrighted. If it would include let's say 14 days time limit and than I would have to re-synchronize it with my notebook or computer, I can live with it. I want Logos to protect the resources well, because it will make more publishers offer their books in that format. I am not expert on that but I believe it should be possible to have enough protection (similar to demo-versions of software) and this would solve also the thing of letting somebody else to read one or two of your resources. They would have that one week, 14 days, one month limit to read it. The good thing is that when you forget who borrowed from you your paper book, you might loose it forever. The digital book would "come back" to you after that limited time on it's own Big Smile

    Bohuslav

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    Bill Gordon | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 9:43 AM

    I do it all the time. I consider it "fair usage" of a book that I have legally purchased. (Like uploading a song from a CD you purchased to your iPod.) I spend about an hour and a half driving to and from work every day. I upload a book to my Kindle DX and tell it to read it to me over my car stereo. Also, with the Kindle I can sit in a comfortable chair and read a book without suffering eyestrain or a sore back from trying to read it on my desktop PC.

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    Robert Lombardi | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 9:49 AM

    So can the Kindle read a PDF file? In other words, print a portion of a Logos book to PDF, and then read the PDF into a Kindle?

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    Robert Lombardi | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 10:05 AM

    I hear a lot about the Amazon Kindle, but what about the Sony Reader? They connect to Google books which has far more Christian books available---especially the free public domain books from all those giants of the Christian faith; and they have the PDF support. The Sony Reader seems like a very attractive option for Logos users.

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    George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 10:10 AM

    WestonGBergman:

    There are time when it would be nice to be able to take a book in my library with me just to read on a device such as the Kindle.  Does anyone know if it is possible to export resources to a Kindle?

     

    Thanks

    It might be nice to have a Kindle, but when I saw the price I decided I could do without it.  At $359.00 that is nearly enough to buy the 1st installment of Patrologia Graece.  Some things are more important than having a Kindle.

    george
    gfsomsel

    יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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    Greg Bergman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 10:25 AM

    Thanks to everyone for your comments.

    The Kindle does work with PDF files.  How do does one print to PDF, I have not done that one before?

    Thanks

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    Bill Gordon | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 10:38 AM

    I use the Kindle DX as a portable teleprompter when preaching sermons. I can make the print so big that even my old eyes can see it.

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    Brian Whalen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 12:18 PM

    I've been looking for a feature like this as well, if pdf export is available, that will probably work fine for me, except now I'll probably need a much bigger hard disk :)  Sometimes, just reading is something I want to do, when i first started using this product, I saw all these very precise searching capabilities, but not an easy way to read large chunks on a specific topic.

    Brian Whalen

    http://www.mcnazarene.com

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    Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 12:44 PM

    WestonGBergman:
    The Kindle does work with PDF files.  How do does one print to PDF, I have not done that one before?

    Two possible solutions:

    1. Copy text to a OpenOffice document and export to PDF
    2. Use CutePDF to "print" to a PDF file.  This neat utility can is installed as print driver and can be used as a normal printer, except that instead of creating paper documents, it creates PDF files.  There are other similar tools available, but this is the one I use.

    Blessings,

    Floyd

    Blessings,
    Floyd

    Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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    Mark Ward | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 12:50 PM

    I have a Kindle and I love Logos, and I want the two to marry! But here's what I do now:

    1. Maximize the window on my screen for whatever Logos book I want on my Kindle
    2. Shrink the type to the smallest it can go
    3. Select and copy a chapter or two at a time
    4. Paste that into a Word document (docx works fine)
    5. Send it to my Kindle

    So far I've done that only with True Spirituality and a section of Bock's commentary on Luke I needed for Sunday School teaching. It's a bit laborious, but the fastest option I've seen.

    mlwj

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    George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 1:59 PM

    Mark Ward, Jr.:
    I have a Kindle and I love Logos, and I want the two to marry!

    You must be Episcopalian (like me).  That would be a homosexual union since both are neuter.

    george
    gfsomsel

    יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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    Rob | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2009 2:12 PM

    For what it's worth. I have looked around at the free PDF creators and use these same two (Open Office and Cute PDF). There are others out there, but these seemed like the best.

    Open Office offers more depth to the PDF, but only converts its own documents.

    Cute PDF is just like a printed page (no hyperlinks, headings, etc), but will covert just about anything you can print to a printer.

    www.3rdcultureliving.com - Simple Abundant Legacy

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    Charlene | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 20 2009 10:48 AM

    So, is it correct that the Kindle does not read out loud PDF files, only books? I haven't purchased a Kindle yet, but wanted one to read to me, as I drive. If it could do this with PDF files, then that would speed up the purchase of such a beast!

    Charlene

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    John McComb | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 20 2009 12:00 PM

    CharleneDuBose:

    So, is it correct that the Kindle does not read out loud PDF files, only books? I haven't purchased a Kindle yet, but wanted one to read to me, as I drive. If it could do this with PDF files, then that would speed up the purchase of such a beast!

    Is that what Kindle does? OCR translated to sound? Whoa,.... Star Trek Plus.

    If that's the case then you're not likely to see it working for PDF files any time soon. PDFs are not arranged that way. In the general case the text is not logically sequential. Rather, it's arranged by its position on the page.

    Speaking of Star Trek, don't you just love those mechanical rotating Helm chronometers in the original series. It reminds me of that 1950's sci-fi movie "The Forbidden Planet". In it, Leslie Nielson (the captain of the visiting space rocket) talks to his crew over the handset of an old rotary dial telephone. They made the scene futuristic by painting the handset a color other than basic black. Nielson went on to do mostly comedy after that but, if you ask me, that was one of the funniest scenes he's ever done.

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    Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 20 2009 12:39 PM

    John McComb:
    If that's the case then you're not likely to see it working for PDF files any time soon.

    The Window's version of Adobe reader already has this capability.  There are also a number of tools (some free) that can turn text to speech.  Do a Google search. I use TextAloud from NextUP, a paid program, but not terrible expensive at $30.

    Blessings,

    Floyd

    Blessings,
    Floyd

    Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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