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Old 03-18-2005, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can not seem to find a consistant answer to two questions.

1. Why do I see a catagory menu option only on Tasks and not on the address book or calendar? I have a 7290 on V4.0 with 4.0 desktop but on an old BES server (on version 2.8 ).

2. Can the new 4.0 version of BES allow one to view a PDF file which has a scanned image in it? I currently can open text based PDF files but not anything with a scanned image in it.

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Can not seem to find a consistant answer to two questions.

1. Why do I see a catagory menu option only on Tasks and not on the address book or calendar? I have a 7290 on V4.0 with 4.0 desktop but on an old BES server (on version 2.8 ).

2. Can the new 4.0 version of BES allow one to view a PDF file which has a scanned image in it? I currently can open text based PDF files but not anything with a scanned image in it.

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1. I actually do have Categories on my contacts and tasks, just not calendar. Must be a BlackBerry limitation.

2. No, the only PDF's BlackBerry can "open" and view are text based. 4.0 hasn't changed this any.
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Actually you should be able to view images in a PDF if they are embeded Tiff's
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PDF conversion supports embedded images - not just TIF, but i know JPG definitely and most likely GIF and any other supported image file. Its still not 100% functional all the time, and it may actually rely on PDF files made with Adobe Acrobat versus some mom and pop PDF maker application.
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I have had the same problem with faxes that are converted to a PDF image, but I found a solution that I can share with you. There is a company called Dochawk which has a program (in beta testing) which I am using & this is how it works: when I receive a PDF email to my BB 7250, 4.0, I then forward it back to them & they convert it to a readable text which you can view on your device. You can zoom in, out etc & it works really good & is very fast.
You can contact Les at: [email address] and tell him trucker refered you.

I hope this helps you out!
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I have had the same problem with faxes that are converted to a PDF image, but I found a solution that I can share with you. There is a company called Dochawk which has a program (in beta testing) which I am using & this is how it works: when I receive a PDF email to my BB 7250, 4.0, I then forward it back to them & they convert it to a readable text which you can view on your device. You can zoom in, out etc & it works really good & is very fast.
You can contact Les at: [email address] and tell him trucker refered you.

I hope this helps you out!
DocHawk sound like a neat solution, but I'm not too sure i'd want my company's confidential information being transmitted to someone else's server before being redirected back to my BB device. Are they using any type of encryption to transmit the information to/from their server?
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