Gosh, I feel stupid writing this one. But this blog is supposed to be my personal journal. And let’s face it, for a not-so-tech-savvy girl as I am, converting my iPod Nano 5G into an e-book reader is quite an achievement. Gimme a break, will ya?
So, I’ve had this lovely iPod since December 2009. It’s the first I’ve ever had among Apple products I’ve always found fascinating. If money weren’t the issue, I’d surely buy them all, LOL!
Having such a powerful gadget without realizing its true power… sucks. Just think about it! For the whole 6 months! And today I just found out how to turn my iPod Nano 5G to an e-book reader. An awesome one!
Now, how did I do it?
1. Download and install the PDF-to-text converter. I’ve tried some freewares but it’s so hard to find the one able to convert without losing the original format (oh, my poor laptop!). So I highly recommend PDF Ripper. Its free trial lasts for 15 days, so make sure you convert as many PDF as you can before it ends, LOL.
2. Open PDF Ripper, convert your preferred e-book (in PDF) to RTF. I tried to convert it to TXT but its format was totally ruined.
3. You’ll be asked, “Do you want to view the result?” Hell yeah! When it’s opened in MS Word, click Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C.
4. Open Notepad. Click Ctrl+V (Yes, people! It’s a damn simple copy paste, LOL). Save.
5. Go to eBookHood. You’ll have to register for free.
6. Upload the TXT file. Click Convert Document. And wait.
7. Click Download as iPod Notes.
8. Unzip the folder. Rename the unzipped folder to your preference.
9. Copy it to the Notes section of iPod’s drive.
10. on iPod: You’ll find it on Extra > Notes > [title]. To skip to next/previous page, click Rew/FF button.
That’s it. I can now read an e-book on the go, even while listening to music. Cool.
And now will you excuse me…
All day long making love with Shadow of Gods on Nobody’s Graveyard, for I’m Coraline wannabe. PERFECT SUNDAY!
*Note that filling your iPod with too many long e-books might cause the Notes folder slower to load. I tried to put in 7 e-books by Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, it took about 5 mins accessing the Notes. Ooops…
Update: August 30, 2012
I no longer owns this iPod Nano 5G. I sold it for an iPod touch 5G. If you ask questions about technical troubleshooting, I might not be able to help you because my friends do not own any. Sorry.