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1st August 2007, 07:33 PM
Hey ho,

I've got all these textbooks which I use on my Palm and can read on my IBM laptop (perish the thought) but can't seem to find any program to read them on my G4.

I really don't want to have to install them on my Palm to read them, and they're big books (1000's of pages some of them) so I would prefer to read them on a decent sized screen...

Anyone know of ANY program that will allow me to view them on my mac?

Muchas Gracias :thumbup:

1st August 2007, 07:40 PM
Try PorDiBle. (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8898/pordible)

It's not a reader, but will do conversions to and from .pdb


1st August 2007, 08:40 PM
Try PorDiBle. (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8898/pordible)

I have, and everytime I try and open a file, it crashes....:(

1st August 2007, 10:08 PM
What format are they? - all data files on a palm are .pdb files, but different programs may be required to read them.

the best known example are iSilo files -which are also .pdb files - which can be read on your palm using iSilo.

Unfortunately there is no way short of converting the files on a pc or running bootcamp on your mac and windows and running isilo for windows, then converting the document to pdf using cutePDF or similar.

"To read the files on OS X, I first open the file in iSilo on Windows and print it to a PDF file. (CutePDF (http://www.cutepdf.com/) is a decent free writer). The resulting PDF file can be read just fine in Preview on OS X.

With that said, I would like to add my vote for iSilo for OS X to allow reading the .pdb files natively on OS X."

If it isn't isilo, please let me know what program you use to read them on the palm (? mobibook? / eReader? )and then I can try and work out what you need to do.