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Old 08-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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

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Old 08-05-2008, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope Ive got docs to go, awesome! Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How do you open a pdf file using DocsToGo? I haven't been able to do it
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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.
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BeamBerry works pretty good for .pdf viewing.
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It does blow, but at least if you select the "get text" function you can read it
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So wait theres no way to open a pdf file?? Are there any programs that will convert a pdf into a readable format?
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The BB will open a PDF natively, but it looks like garbage. As JSanders mentioned, BeamBerry works well to open them
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yeah but thats a pay program, any free options?
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Nevermind, got it! Used acrobat to export as text then copy and pasted into word and saved as a .dco file. Worked fine!

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The BB native OS does open them--for free.
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You can open doc files in DocsToGo, also from any email sent to the BB.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I had some pdf's that I wanted to read as Ebooks, used Mobipocket reader to view them ( free )
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