2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2010 9:18 PM by Malcolm Rayfield
gss2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I downloaded a PDF file into ibooks but the font is too small. I don't want to zoom in because then I have to move the file left to right right to left. I would like to change the font size and the document should repaginate itself. Is that possible? otherwise how can you read a full pdf page in the iphone screen?

PBook 12in, MacBook Air THE main machine, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Daiya Level 4 Level 4 (1,655 points)
    Generally, one of the reasons people use PDF is because it doesn't repaginate. So complex, graphic-heavy layouts stay how they were designed.

    So if the PDF file doesn't offer the same "aA" icon that an ePub file does, I don't think you can upsize the text. (I don't have any PDF files in iBooks at present to really test this, but Apple's KB here says users cannot change font size with PDF: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168 ).

    Look for a text or ePub version of the PDF, or Tip #5 here suggests you might be able to convert it yourself:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/153615/2010/08/automator.html

    otherwise how can you read a full pdf page in the iphone screen?


    some people are more willing to strain their eyes than others. I've managed it.
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    I would like to change the font size and the document should repaginate itself. Is that possible?

    Use the PDF Reflow feature of GoodReader
    <http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/goodreader-for-iphone/id306277111?mt=8>