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09-10-2010, 9:30 PM
I've been reading SHTF stories on AR15.com written by amateur writers and found it interesting. I am looking for directions on how to piece together chapters of stories written into forum posts and then download them to my HTC EVO phone that I'd like to use as an eBook type reader. I've read pdf format documents in my phone as well as some eBooks. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get this fomatted on my desktop and then download to my phone such that it would be eBook type reading where the document fits to page and the flipping of pages would work on the EVO? Thanks.

09-10-2010, 9:52 PM
You could print them to PDF. A free tool to create PDFs is PDFCreator.
You could print the web pages to PDF then upload them to your phone.
If you want something better formatted to your phone's screen, you could use Mobipocket creator.
This utility takes a little more work, but you get them into a format optimized for mobile devices.

09-11-2010, 11:48 AM
I use PDFCreator myself.

09-11-2010, 12:50 PM
If you have OS X, it will natively save any document (web included) to pdf.

09-11-2010, 2:24 PM
Thanks gunsmith, I just started working on a project where I want to keep a bunch of proposals for jobs as pdf's on my EVO for reference in the field and those links will probably be useful.

Funny how the EVO got me back into using pdf's.

09-11-2010, 2:27 PM
Just found Adobe Acrobat Professional in my CS3 suite--perfect!!!

I can save web pages via Acrobat Pro as pdf's, and email them to my phones' gmail account, and then save them to the SD card. Works great.

Al Norris
09-11-2010, 7:32 PM
One of the nice things about Open Office (since version 2.0). Pull in the HTML and export as a PDF. No fuss, no mus.

Since I use linux, I can't say that it's that easy with winders, but I suspect it is. Open Office is free, BTW.

09-11-2010, 8:28 PM
Much appreciate the links you guys. I'm on a Windows system so I'll have to try the free stuff first. Thanks again, you guys are great!

09-11-2010, 8:49 PM
You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro, if you have access to it. Download files, crop pages, add, delete, extract pages, edit text, etc.

09-11-2010, 8:56 PM
cutepdf (http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp) is another good free tool

09-12-2010, 10:37 AM
I use Primo PDF. It creates a virtual printer on your computer so as long as you can print it, you can create a pdf of it.


09-14-2010, 6:33 AM
I use online web to pdf service http://www.web2pdfconvert.com

It's not only convert web pages to pdf online but also has pdf by e-mail. Very useful for smartphones, let's say if you want to get web page as PDF you just send url

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=4941349 to submit@web2pdfconvert.com (mailto:submit@web2pdfconvert.com) and in several minutes will get attached PDF.


09-18-2010, 9:16 AM
HTML is a page markup language. PDF is a page description language.

HTML can be rendered any way the rendering engine wants. All rendering
methods are correct. As a result, no web page has any fixed look.

Fundamentally there is no way to convert HTML to PDF. Sure, one can
have approximations. But there are no true conversions.

09-18-2010, 5:40 PM
cutepdf (http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp) is another good free tool

That's what I use, awesome little tool that works great. Installs as a printer on your PC, and when you print to it a window pops up asking you where you want the PDF saved to.