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  • Many people are curious as to what exactly thedifferences are between PDF and EPUB. They cant quite understand why everyone seems so excited for EPUB. Whats so great about that format asopposed to all the others? In fact, people are excited about EPUB in particular over other reflowable eBook formats because its the first open eBookstandard based on existing specifications with actualindustry support. In the article, Id like to have simple introduction of PDF and EPUB eBook formats, then make comparison between PDF and EPUB.flv editor
  • Definition about EPUB and PDF EPUB, called electronic publicationformat, is probably the most common of all the formats and is widely supportedacross all platforms Most e-Readers like Apples iBooks, Barnes & NoblesNook, Adobe Digital Editions, Aldiko on Android among others (nearly 300)support EPUB files The EPUB format is an open standard That means it isfree and publicly available though there are specific rules for its usage It isvery similar in appearance to HTML rendered pages with images
  • The most important point is that EPUB is becoming the standard open formatfor the publishing industry and quickly becoming the standard for most readingdevices PDF, Adobes pet format, which is short for portable documentformat, become one of the oldest eBook formats and the most used PDFformat supports fixed width layout and reflowable content PDF files can bedigitally signed and securely locked against editing and this has also promotedthere use along with the fact that they are viewable and printable on virtuallyany platform PDF format is preferred because PDF files preserve the originallayout of any document which has any type of data – text, drawings,multimedia, video, 3D, maps, full-color graphics, photos, and even businesslogic 7 differences between EPUB and PDF 1
  • Readablity PDF files can be viewed exactly the same way as original formatOn PC or Mac Os, PDF is perfect for readers except in mobile devices For thereadability with mobile devices, EPUB is better than PDF 2 PopulartiyAdobe official website says "More than 150 million PDF documents publiclyavailable on the web today, along with countless PDF files in governmentagencies and businesses around the world " From this analysis, it is not hardto find out that EPUB is not yet as popular as PDF
  • 3 Multiplatform As PDF and EPUB are open standard, both PDF andEPUB can be viewable in multiplatform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linuxand many mobile devices like iPad and Kindle 4 Layout PDF file createsa static image, tables, images, and other elements and well retain the originallayout as well as eBooks While EPUB has its outstanding feature-supportreflowable content, the text display can be optimized for the EPUB-readingdevices 5
  • Versatility PDF file can be created to take notes, highlights, annotate, etcwith Adobe Acrobat However, EPUB can be read-only, no editing function6 Extensibility "More than 2,000 vendors worldwide offer PDF-basedsolutions including creation, plug-in, consulting, training, and support tools " flveditor according to Adobe com
  • PDF is more extensible that EPUB 7 Security PDF is well known for itssecurity feature Not only the digital signature allows you to proclaim theauthority of the PDF files, but also the open password and owner password setto the PDF can protect others from copying and printing, even opening EPUBfiles can be optionally containing DRM, but it is not a requisition
  • Different supported eBook Readers between PDF and EPUB PDF filesare supported various eBook readers: Mobipocket, iRex iLiad, iRex DR1000,Sony Reader, Bookeen Cybook, Foxit eSlick, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & NobleNook, iPad, PocketBook Reader and more EPUB formats can be readableon Kobo eReader, Apple iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony Reader,BeBook, Bookeen Cybook Gen3,COOL-ER, Adobe Digital Editions, LexcycleStanza, BookGlutton, AZARDI, Aldiko, etc If you want to view a fantasticPDF file, then it will be a great experience to view it at iPad with EPUB formatfor its great readability You can try to convert PDF to EPUB with
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