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Kees_RT
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Pinned topic Manuals in ePub format

‏2012-12-30T13:36:00Z |
I'd like to read the SPSS manuals on my iPhone and iPad but the PDF's are hardly readable, particularly on the iPhone. I tried Calibre to transform them to ePub, but got awkward results. Are the manuals available in ePub from IBM?
Thanks in advance.
Updated on 2012-12-31T16:05:25Z at 2012-12-31T16:05:25Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Manuals in ePub format

    ‏2012-12-30T14:37:37Z  in response to Kees_RT
    Sorry, ePub format is not available. I'll pass this suggestion on to our Pubs folks.
    • scouserantro
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      Re: Manuals in ePub format

      ‏2012-12-31T04:58:53Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Try http://download.cnet.com/PDFMate-PDF-Converter/3000-18497_4-75688260.html - this is the latest version 1.6 (which it says is free with a $ upgrade - not sure if there are limitations). This is for version 1 (free) http://download.cnet.com/PDFMate-Free-PDF-Converter/3000-18497_4-12474559.html which has a good user comment about converting to epub.
      • SystemAdmin
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        Re: Manuals in ePub format

        ‏2012-12-31T13:53:27Z  in response to scouserantro
        Thanks for the hints. Any tool IBM uses to create product materials must be approved by IBM Legal as there may be terms that have to be respected. In this particular case, the tool is restricted to noncommercial use unless additional permission is granted. But it appears that there would be no problem with a user making an ePub document for themselves by using it. But I'll pass along the references.

        Regards,
        Jon
  • Kees_RT
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    Re: Manuals in ePub format

    ‏2012-12-31T15:55:50Z  in response to Kees_RT
    I appreciate the legalese reservation.
    The suggested tool didn't convert the SPSS manual correctly though. Same problem as with Calibre:
    Broken lines and in the TOC wrongly right adjusted pagenumbers.
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: Manuals in ePub format

      ‏2012-12-31T16:05:25Z  in response to Kees_RT
      That's the other problem. The tools need to work on large, complex documents :-(