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18 February 2008 @ 11:07 pm
Vacation and short query  
Going on vacation tomorrow! Yay! (well, it's MY vacation, husband has a conference)

It looks like it might be raining the whole time. :(

I don't know if I'll have net access, but I'm certainly bringing Morwen and hope to get some writing done. Though I despair at the thought of Short Person taking a nap in a new place - that NEVER happens. Rarely at all, in general these days, and even less so if we're in a new place. But my clever plan is to pack his Razor scooter and wear him out riding that around. *looks upward* PLEEEEZE...


Question for people who read on handhelds? Does it matter to you what format the fic is in? (i.e. doc, pdf, other) I think I want to put the fic novel in one pdf file, but I don't know if that works for people on those little reader things... *iz ignorant*
Current Mood: tiredtired
Telstelscha on February 19th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
don't own a hand held but speaking as one who does read, my comp can't handle pdf. Yes its got the new version of adobe etc but i open a pdf and IE crashes and then sometimes i get the blue screen of death :( So doc works best for me.
Rosierosiethehobbit on February 19th, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
Word works better on a handheld. A PDF is a essentially saved as picture file, so it shows the entire width of the page on the small screen, making the text very tiny. You can zoom in, but then you have to scroll across for every line. Word automatically adjusts the length for the smaller screen.

Tels, if Adobe is crashing when you open in in IE, try saving the PDF file to your desktop instead. Then open it in Adobe reader, instead of having IE try to launch Adobe. Sometimes the link between the two gets messed up and causes that kind of problem. Its worth a try.
Tels: hugstelscha on February 19th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Thank you :) That worked. Pastor uploads his sermons notes each week to the chruch website as a pdf and i never used to be able to read them. Now i can - yay.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on February 19th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
ah yes, that makes sense. endless scrolling would be really tedious. I was thinking pdf would be a more universal format, but that's certainly a big disadvantage. thanks.
greygreycoupon on February 19th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Going somewhere nice I hope?

Hee, hopefully the Short Person will get all tuckered out and not mind napping.
showmewrtr: Spike Reading Beautifulshowmewrtr on February 19th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
My publisher, The Lotus Circle, has a great table for this. I have a Dell Axim and for PDAs I prefer Microsoft Lit. But with that said, HTML is usually the easiest to convert. Hope this helps!