PDFViewer Question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by WILLDOGS, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. WILLDOGS macrumors regular

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    I placed a pdf in /var/root/media/PDF (i had to create the PDF directory)

    Now when I run pdfviewer on my IPT, the PDF is listed as a selection, but when I open it up the PDF is blank.

    Any ideas?

    This is the PDF:
    www.mta.info/nyct/maps/subwaymap.pdf
     
  2. new0rder macrumors member

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    it can't handle it, for me I dl that subway map and install apache on my iPt and put that pdf in the webserver folder and run the safari and type in http://localhost/subwaymap.pdf

    it load up fine.
     
  3. WILLDOGS thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok i installed apache but i see no icon for it, is this normal?

    also, what directory do i drop the pdf into?
     
  4. WILLDOGS thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Tres macrumors regular

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    Yeah that PDF viewer hasn't worked for me at all, hopefully it'll be updated soon, it does warn that it's an alpha when you install it.
     
  6. joshi3joshi macrumors regular

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    what does apache do?
     
  7. Lin macrumors member

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    Guess it is too large for PDFViewer... The Apache trick is a neat one. Shall try it when time allows. I'd like to put the IPT and IPhone manual on-board :)
     
  8. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    After I install Apache and restart my ipod.. i put the .pdf file under WebServer.... went to safari.. typed in http://localhost/file.pdf and it wouldn't work. what am i doing wrong? :(
     
  9. sammyAD macrumors member

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    If you're using OSX you can download an app called filemark which lets you bookmark PDFs (and also higher res images) in safari which you can access offline.

    Open PDF with filemark
    Save link to bookmarks
    Sync bookmarks in iTunes
    Done.
     
  10. Dublo7 macrumors regular

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    The PDF Viewer does work, it just takes an obscene amount of time to load. The screen is blank because it's still loading.
    The App isn't worth using yet.
     

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