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ukulele_ninja 08-05-2008 11:17 AM

Can the bb 8300 open PDF files? Or do I need a special program to do that?
 
Pretty straightforward, im downloading an ebook in pdf format and just wanted to make sure the bb would open it. Thanks!

*its the 8310 not the 8300

mckinneycm 08-05-2008 11:19 AM

If you have the latest OS installed, then yes it will open it using 'Docs to go'. If not, then you need to upgrade or install a third party app.

ukulele_ninja 08-05-2008 11:21 AM

Nope Ive got docs to go, awesome! Thanks!

glopezur 08-05-2008 01:57 PM

How do you open a pdf file using DocsToGo? I haven't been able to do it

JaguarXJ7 08-05-2008 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glopezur (Post 1047258)
How do you open a pdf file using DocsToGo? I haven't been able to do it

Simple ...... you don't. DocsToGo does not open PDF files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and I think Text) ........ only the BB Attachment service is capable of opening PFD's on BB's ........... and it blows I might add. To my knowledge, there is no third party PDF viewer.

John Clark 08-05-2008 09:34 PM

BeamBerry works pretty good for .pdf viewing.

NickfromIL 08-05-2008 09:35 PM

It does blow, but at least if you select the "get text" function you can read it

ukulele_ninja 08-05-2008 11:28 PM

So wait theres no way to open a pdf file?? Are there any programs that will convert a pdf into a readable format?

NickfromIL 08-05-2008 11:29 PM

The BB will open a PDF natively, but it looks like garbage. As JSanders mentioned, BeamBerry works well to open them

ukulele_ninja 08-05-2008 11:30 PM

yeah but thats a pay program, any free options?

ukulele_ninja 08-05-2008 11:37 PM

Nevermind, got it! Used acrobat to export as text then copy and pasted into word and saved as a .dco file. Worked fine!

JSanders 08-05-2008 11:38 PM

The BB native OS does open them--for free.

JSanders 08-05-2008 11:39 PM

You can open doc files in DocsToGo, also from any email sent to the BB.

ukulele_ninja 08-06-2008 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 1048035)
The BB native OS does open them--for free.

How? If I saved it on my memory card what do I use to open it with?

Jimx 08-06-2008 08:57 AM

I've had a bit of a problem opening huge .pdf's on mine. When I try to open a 500 page .pdf it crashes almost everytime.

mckinneycm 08-06-2008 09:14 AM

If you have a full version of Acrobat (not just reader) you can open the file and use Acrobat to save it as a .doc file.

iggy097 08-06-2008 09:18 AM

I had some pdf's that I wanted to read as Ebooks, used Mobipocket reader to view them ( free )


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