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Author Topic: Sony Touch Ereaders and PDFs  (Read 1942 times)
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« on: March 27, 2011, 1:12:25 pm »

I've been looking for an ereader for a while now. My biggest issue is reading and annotating/highlighting PDFs. I know the new kindle does that, but I don't like the interface (I'd rather use a stylus than a cursor). The upgraded Sony Touch (PRS 650s rather than the 600s) are said to have eliminated the glare of the touchscreen, but I've yet to find anyone with any experience with the 650 re: PDFs.

So, anyone on the fora with any experience/reviews here? I'm particularly interested in highlighting and transferring the highlighted PDF to a computer. Does that require the use of the Sony software, or can I use Calibre? Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 12:15:19 am »

This came up in another thread:  I think there are programs that do this, like Circus Ponies Notebook (for Mac or iPad).  But I don't think any of the eReaders do it.  I have the Barnes and Noble eReader, and was hoping it would apply to this.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 12:41:31 am »

I've highlighted pdfs on a relative's PRS-600, this functionality is very good.  I don't know how well Calibre transfers the highlighting. - DvF

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