# [OS X TeX] Configuring LaTeX produced PDF's for a Kindle

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 5 00:49:49 EST 2011

To follow up a little bit: A poster (I forget whom) said that the PDF's imported into Kindle did not always have equations transfer correctly. Now, admittedly I didn't need really fancy stuff, but I looked fairly carefully at the 284 pages of my physics textbook imported into my wife's Kindle 3, and I did not see any equation that was imported incorrectly.

This was the Kindle 3, and a fairly recent one at that. I simply do not know if I was lucky, or maybe just used such a small set of math primitives that the PDF was handled correctly.

It could be that the newer Kindles do a better job with PDF's. I'm going to try the geometry package and see how that goes. I'll let the list know, but it will have to wait a bit, I'm swamped at work.

David Derbes
U of Chicago Laboratory Schools

On Jan 4, 2011, at 11:34 PM, Louis Talman wrote:

> Well, yes.
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> But this doesn't quite solve the problem for the Kindle.  Kindle does reasonably well in landscape mode with many .pdf files, but even in that mode---as has been observed---some appear in such small typeface that they're very difficult to read.  The document you give below is readable, even in portrait mode.  But I still think the best solution would be a good .dvi to .mobi converter.
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> On Jan 4, 2011, at 2:45 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
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>> Using the iBooks application one can read pdf documents (books, papers) on an iPad very comfortably provided the documents are formatted appropriately.
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>> In case of a pdflatex produced document one has to add the following paper option to the .cls file
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>> \textheight 160mm}
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>  Metropolitan State College of Denver
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