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Old 06-30-2003, 03:27 AM   #1
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Question Ebook formats

I currently use mobipocket pro which is a great ebook reader. However I am confused as to what formats it will open. I have some other ebooks as .doc files, can i open these in mobi? if so how?
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First, you should have a look at the help file installed with the Mobipocket Reader.

Then, you can browse the Knowledge Base on Mobipocket website for common answers :
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Support/default.asp
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The most common format is the palm document format. This is the equivalent of the *.txt file on the PC.

Mobipocket uses an encrypted format that you can purchase ebooks in mobipocket format. Also special formatting of fonts, bookmarks etc.

Mobipocket reader can read mobipocket format ebooks and palm documents. But cannot read other secure format ebooks (such as peanut reader or palm reader format). Likewise, other formats cannot decode mobipocket ebooks.

Mobipocket is "average" as a ebook reader. Despite the fancier fonts and hi-res, it is a bit user unfriendly and slow in use.
Another popular secure ebook reader is palmreader (they have a better selection of ebooks too!).

Other generic ebook readers are TealDoc, Isilo, TIBR (this is free - do a search in Palmgear) and so on.

If you want to go to a good site for ebooks to purchase - have a look at www.fictionwise.com - they have an explanation of ebook readers and different types of secure format readers.

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www.memoware.com has a nice selection of free books, although they are the old classics like Poe and user-created files like sports schedules.

They have a good help section that describes most of the ebook formats and readers.
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Here's a hopefully helpful thread on e-books here at ClieSource: http://www.cliesource.com/forums/sh...&threadid=15292

EDIT: You may also find this interesting!
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