The Perl Data Language Book: PDF fixed to work with tablet/phone PDF readers like Aldiko

Perl Data Language: Scientific computing with Perl

Aldiko Book Reader Premium Full v2.2.3.apkMany PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files Calibre_Logobased solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields.

How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.

In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:

Calibre

Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.

Perl Data Language Book for PDL 2.006

Perl Data Langauge

You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the v2.006 version of the PDL Book being rejected by Aldiko because the v2.004 version is already added.

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3 thoughts on “The Perl Data Language Book: PDF fixed to work with tablet/phone PDF readers like Aldiko

    1. Hiko Davis

      Calibre can be used to convert one format to another so you can create your own EPUB or MOBI files.

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      1. Jason L Froebe Post author

        Calibre doesn’t transform PDF files into EPUB very well. I haven’t seen any automated tool that does it without significant formatting issues.

        It would be better to manually perform the transformation.

        Reply

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