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Old Nov 9, 2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Does ipod touch read pdf files

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Can the ipod touch read pdfs while connected to the internet using wifi n safari .
Can the ipod touch read pdfs stored in it as while offline
Please let me know asap
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 06:35 PM   #2
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yess it can just need a few apps
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 07:10 PM   #3
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Isn't there an issue with large PDF files crashing the OS?
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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As far as I know, they just open up in Safari..
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 08:24 AM   #5
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You can view PDF's on the internet in Safari, and if you keep the tab open on the PDF you can view it without an internet connection as well.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 07:29 AM   #6
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Seems to have a limit anyway... I attempted a BIG file (The Hobbit + full LoTR) and Safari complained it was too big to open.

A nice trick is to install Apache on your IPT (and move its WebServer folder to the /var partition). You can then upload PDFs (and also full sites) into that folder, and point Safari to the Apache server which is on the same IPT.
You can build a small Index.html page to point to the various data, or just remember their location.
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Old Jan 4, 2008, 08:43 AM   #7
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Seems to have a limit anyway... I attempted a BIG file (The Hobbit + full LoTR) and Safari complained it was too big to open.

A nice trick is to install Apache on your IPT (and move its WebServer folder to the /var partition). You can then upload PDFs (and also full sites) into that folder, and point Safari to the Apache server which is on the same IPT.
You can build a small Index.html page to point to the various data, or just remember their location.

How do you do this? How do you moce the WebServer folder to the /var partition? Please help me. I would really like to get this working. Thanks
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 04:37 AM   #8
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why isnt there a prog you can import your ebooks too, so they can be easily read??
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 04:47 AM   #9
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Don't apps like FileMagnet do this?

Edit: They do, here's the link: http://www.magnetismstudios.com/filemagnet/

Last edited by a456; Sep 23, 2008 at 04:49 AM. Reason: New info
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 07:44 AM   #10
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A nice trick is to install Apache on your IPT (and move its WebServer folder to the /var partition). You can then upload PDFs (and also full sites) into that folder, and point Safari to the Apache server which is on the same IPT.
You can build a small Index.html page to point to the various data, or just remember their location.
Do you need to jailbreak your ipod to do this?
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 07:49 AM   #11
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Do you need to jailbreak your ipod to do this?
Yes you need to jailbreak your iPod to put Apache onto it (essentially making your iPod capable of being a pocket web server).

If the difficulty of this action could be assessed, I would have to say it is on the advanced side of the fence. An easier method (that sadly will cost a little money) would be to buy or load an application (jailbroken version is better) called Mobile Finder (or similar), and simply upload your PDF files to your touch.

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Old Sep 23, 2008, 08:33 AM   #12
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Try the apps Air Sharing or Data Case, both good.
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 11:31 AM   #13
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I've used AirShare to place 19Mb and a 90Mb PDS files onto the touch.

The 19Mb (800+ pages of text) rendered perfectly ok.

The 90Mb one took ages to load and crashed the iPod before rendering the content.

That being said, the native PDF reader isn't very feature rich (you can zoom and scroll, but that's about it) - you can't follow bookmarks or go directly to pages. You can't even scroll very quickly.

I've not yet seen any decent PDF apps available yet.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 10:57 PM   #14
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Don't apps like FileMagnet do this?

Edit: They do, here's the link: http://www.magnetismstudios.com/filemagnet/
Thank you! Muchly appreciate that link.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 11:11 PM   #15
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Annotater is the best for just pdf. Supports search, navigation, annotation etc.

It's like a mini version of Preview.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 06:46 AM   #16
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I'm able to view pdf's on my touch using 'Discover' which is free
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