Welcome to Docudesk Labs
Over the years Docudesk has created some exciting technology. To provide a mechanism to share our innovations and contribute to the open source community we have created Docudesk Labs. Our hope is that both developers and technologists find Docudesk Labs a valuable resource for finding sample code, application previews, and insight into our development environment and technical direction.
Entries in PDF Technology (3)
The deskUNPDF LRF Renderer Technology Preview allows Sony Reader users on Windows or Mac OS X to create reflowable eBook content printer output or existing PDFs. This is a major breakthrough because the native support for PDF content on the reader makes it incredibly hard to read the text of a normal letter-sized PDF page. The deskUNPDF LRF Renderer can produce BBeB Book content with structured text that is easily resizable, for easy of viewing on the Reader.
The OpenDocument format provides a great alternative to proprietary office application files. For anyone wishing to have easy access to word processing, spreadsheet, or graphics applications supporting this new format, there are a variety of free options. Most of these programs have the ability to create PDF output as a finished product, but often times it would be useful to convert a PDF file for editing.
For users of compatible programs -- including KOffice, OpenOffice.org (OOo), StarOffice, and even Google Docs -- the deskUNPDF OpenDocument Renderer can be used to create OpenDocument .ODT files from standard PDFs. These are fully-editable, native documents.
The Docudesk PRS Browser allows Macintosh users to easily manage content on the Sony Reader using a native OS X interface.
Both internal and card memory locations are supported, and all natively-supported file types can be added and removed from the Reader (txt, lrf, pdf, rtf, bmp, gif, jpg, png, mp3, and aac) with simple drag and drop operations. You can even copy files from your Reader to a local drive.
This project is based on the ReaderFS file system for OSX. Special thanks to the author, Scott Turner, for his contributions. The PRS Browser is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).