From: Kevin T. Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Fri Jul 3 00:42:40 EEST 2009
That's a great tip!
For power, look into something like an XPAL portable charger.  I have one,
and though it charges itself via USB by default, the jack is a standard
Nokia one, so I use my Nokia chargers to charge it back up.  Very handy.

K

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Peter Flynn <peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie> wrote:

> One of the problems with PDFs that are designed for printing is that the
> margins and the orientation are understandably suboptimal for reading on
> an 800x480 screen on a handheld device.
>
> While sorting out some material for a long flight and trip next month, I
> realised that by trimming the margins and rotating 90 degrees clockwise,
> the pages of a book-shaped PDF could be made to fit comfortably on the
> N800 screen so that I could hold it long ways up, with the control
> button at the bottom where my thumb would be.
>
> You can probably do this in a full copy of Acrobat, but the following
> LaTeX code seems to do the job:
>
> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
>   papersize={480,800},textheight=440bp]{geometry}
> \usepackage{pdfpages}
> \pagestyle{empty}
> \begin{document}
> \includepdf[angle=270,trim=72 72 72 72,pages=-]{filename}
> \end{document}
>
> The only things you need to measure are how much to trim off the four
> sides to get rid of some of the margins (the units are Adobe points).
> The minus argument to pages means "all"; you can also select a list or
> range in curly braces like pages={1,2,3-10,14-22} etc.
>
> Happy summer reading...now all I need is a battery capable of lasting an
> 8-hr flight in cattle class where there are no charger outlets...
>
> ///Peter
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