Definitions

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  • adjective Capable of being formed into a different shape by flowing.
  • adjective computing, of text Capable of having its layout modified so as to fit into the spaces around other objects in a document.

Etymologies

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reflow +‎ -able? re- +‎ flowable?

Examples

  • Guys try and do a better job - there is this announcement about Google and Sony and 500k free classics in reflowable formats like epub, not only pdf image scans as they were accesible so far

    Are Free Libraries Still Justified?

  • The iPad used the ePub file standard for Apples iBooks and iBooks store. ePub is sort of a crude but easy; what isn't clear is if they will fully support the "reflowable" aspect of ePub, or if they will include DRM.

    Making Light: Amazon & Macmillan

  • O'Reilly used to be famous for their docbook-based production webflow, and I'd have thought if anyone could do a good job with reflowable versions, it would be them.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • Deena 2:12 pm: A reflowable PDF is one that, when imported into another kind of reader, will make the text flow, so that it fits the new reader.

    Transcript: E-Book Conversion 1 « Coyote Con

  • Hindawi has announced the addition of the ePUB digital format as one of the available formats on its online platform for all of its journal and book publications. ePUB is a modern, industry standard format developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum as an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications

    January 2009

  • EPUB is a reflowable XML-based format for eBooks and other digital publications developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum and adopted by leading publishers and technology firms as the industry standard for eBooks.

    January 2009

  • Problem: Convert PDF to reflowable text, preferably HTML.

    Perfecting (Simple) PDF Conversion to EPub and Mobipocket | Spontaneous ∂erivation

  • Adobe obviously recognise the weakness of imaged based text on the small screen and the need for reflowable text and are actively shifting ground.

    Mobile News

  • PDF requires reflowable text in order to work on mobiles and although this is possible it is crude today.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • PDF requires reflowable text in order to work on mobiles and although this is possible it is crude today.

    The Mobile Noise Versus The Mobile News

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