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Tip - Open Crumb Mastery - Convert PDF to Kindle

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DanAyo

Tip - Open Crumb Mastery - Convert PDF to Kindle

From what I’ve been reading, it looks like a lot of us have been reading Trevor’s book. All I hear is rave reviews and I couldn’t agree more.

I like the book so much that I printed out the entire book. I prefer print to digital. But, sadly after printing I discovered that there were no page number. < bummer > I plan to write the page numbers in. 

BUT: You can convert the PDF to Kindle format for free. It’s quick and painless. Once converted you can adjust fonts and font sizes, notes, bookmarks, among other things. UPDATE: it was originally thought that the Table of Content links dis not work. TOC links work fine. 

Reading on an iPad is sweet.

Here is the link I used to learn how to do it.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KGt8w4oMH3A

Im not a big fan of acronyms (I fear others will not understand), but I decided to introduce a new one. OCM. Trevor’s book should have one since there is the BBA, FWSY, and the many others that don’t come to mind now.

Dan

 Kindle to PDF conversion

 

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not.a.crumb.left

Hi,

I just started the book and really, really like it! I would not dare to call myself 'intermediate' but have been trying Sourdough very regularly since November with mixed results...I found the book really encouraging and now start looking at my starter again with his amazing useful advice on those. It is very enjoyable to read and made me smile too whilst cramming in so much information including useful links to vids too.  

p.25 "The joy is in the challenge"  - wise words and I shall not give up although very deflated at times when you raise that dome and again presented with a edible but flatish loaf! But it is all worth it for those (few) times when it is an amazing loaf that is shared with friends and family!

Katharina

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HansB

Will converting it help with the spacing? There are about three lines between each sentence or two. It could be less than half the number of pages without the spacing.

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DanAyo

It looks like a kindle book. I really like reading it this way. And it tales all of about 5 minutes to get it converted.

I’m going to try to figure out how to get a screen grab with iPad.

Dan

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DanAyo

You can’t adjust the page color, the brightness, I love it.

Dan

 

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HansB

That is so much better! I was getting VERY frustrated trying to read it with 800 separate paragraphs!! 

 

Thanks.

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gillpugh

anyone bought it living out of USA. I'm in UK and its price is  quoted in dollars.  I'm not so good at tech things!!

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not.a.crumb.left

Hi, 

I am in UK and bought it without any problems using Paypal.

Katharina

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Danni3ll3

I had managed somehow to get the pdf in my kindle app but then my app started crashing yesterday for some reason. Once I got that sorted out, this got my pdf back into kindle. Thanks!

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DanAyo

Danni, you said you got the pdf back on the kindle. Did you get it converted to the Kindle format?

I’m blown away with the notes feature. It reads so much better. 

Danny

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Danni3ll3

I got it converted as I was able to do a search which came in really handy to figure out what Trevor meant by cinching, piggy backing and stitching. 

The other Danni 😉

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HansB

I was at a loss there too. I got nowhere by clicking on the links...

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DanAyo

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Danni3ll3

I didn’t realize that you could change the background, the font and the spacing as well as the text size. Very handy when I am reading this on my phone. 

I did print out the whole book but it isn’t as portable as a phone. 

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DanAyo

On the printed book, did you notice there are no pages numbers. Makes it a bear to navigate. I’m thinking about handwriting my page numbers.

I noticed that Trevor does not have page numbers in the pdf either.

Dan

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Danni3ll3

He does have page numbers in the Table of contents though. I printed two pages to a sheet trying to save paper. 

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DanAyo

But if the TOC tells me page 79. How do I find that page.

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Danni3ll3

for the table of contents work on my phone. However, the links within the book don’t work.  

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DanAyo

Can you tell us what your iOS version is on your phone? I have the lastest operating system on my iPad and the TOC links do not work.

Danny

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Danni3ll3

iPhone X

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DanAyo

I may have updated my iPad, but now the TOC links work.  This is great.

Thanks, Danni

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leslieruf

actually in the apple version, not kindle. If I click on a page in the table of contents it takes me to the right page - no dramas. Haven’t tried to convert to kindle as it is working ok for me.  but maybe...

Leslie