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Sat, 10. August 2013 – 23:56

Well, I am still new to this, but after spending a little bit of time this evening on how to get contents onto the Kindle (a slightly older version 4 reader), I also managed to dig out some basic information on how to use LaTeX to create a PDF which fit well to the display of the Kindle.

\documentclass[10pt,openright=false]{scrreprt}
\usepackage[paperwidth=3.6in,paperheight=4.5in, total={3.35in,4.25in}]{geometry}

\pagestyle{empty}

\begin{document}

% Your contents goes here

\end{document}

Of course, the main disadvantage of the PDF format w.r.t. the Kindle or Mobipocket format is, that the layout is static, i.e. rotating of the display no longer will be a sensible option. On the other – just from the little bit of experimenting I have been doing this evening – a properly generated PDF may be closer to the reading experience of a well-printed book-page. While the first experiments essentially tried to get the basic layout right – which I think is ok now – the kind of obvious next step is to look at adding features such as hyperlinks for better navigation inside the document. From what I can tell to far, the build-in methods to move around are not that great – being able to augment this from within the document itself might be quite useful.