>>> Are you saying that there is no Adobe product I can download to read PDF files? <<
While there is no adobe reader for "smartphones" your device is a pocketpc-phone_edition and ppc acrobat should load and run on it unless the phone vendor has locked it so that "unsigned" applications will not be allowed to load. It may also have screen format issues due to the non standard screen size of that device.
You might also check your programs folder as well as the companion cd as there might have been another reader bundled with it.
Suggest you repost at news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.pocketpc or news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.pocketpc.phone_edition ...if you don't do nntp then http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.pocketpc?hl=en
with the new manuals for CS3, I'd love to have them on my PPC (Cingular 8125; Moblie 2005 on the phone). I have a 2GB SmartCard in the phone, and that's where I'd put at least the manuals. Does anyone know if I can install to the Card and have it work, and will I be able to read books I place on the card even if it turns out I have to install Reader on the phone proper?
Thank you! It seems to be working, though...the particular documents (CS3 documentation) just doesn't seem to lend itself to easy reading (type to small when fit to screen, too much scrolling when page viewed at larger size).
Piotr, I THINK you and I are in similar situations with OS for PC and Mobile Device, and if so, the answer is yes. Though, I don't know what Windows 2003 is...XP? I'm using Vista now, so please take this "yes" guardedly. :-)
>>> (type to small when fit to screen, too much scrolling when page viewed at larger size <<
While there are several reasons for this, the most common is the absence of "accessibility tags" in the pdf. When these are installed in the text portions of a pdf, you can tap/hold and select "reflow" which allows the text to wrap or flow into the available screen.
If you have "full acrobat" on the pc, select advanced/accessibility/makeaccessible to add the tags if the document security settings allow it.
The sync process "trys" to add tags to pdf's when you sync, but there are more reasons for it to fail than succeed.
If the document is "scanned to pdf" or fax to pdf etc, it exists as a picture of text rather than selectable/editable text, so, there is no way to make it reflow.
Thanks, Beverly! I'll try that. In fact, I was looking up something else this weekend and I stumbled on mention of what you say here, so I'll grab the documents and see if I can make accessible. The CS3 documentation is from Adobe, so it might already be tagged, but maybe not? Maybe they never thought anyone would want to do that. I'll give it a whirl!
I have a HP2495b iPAQ with Windows Mobile 5.0 (OS 5.1.1702) and have tried to download and install Adobe Reader 2.0. It downloads fine but when I try ti install I get a message.....'SdbeRdr20_ppc_enu' is not a valid Pocket PC application....
while installing the S/W it said that the S/W might be of an older version of windows, however it works properly when opening the user manual on the Ipaq, when trying to access a file it gives the message that the files either not a supported file or the file is corrupted.
could U tell me whether the the adobe reader 2 is supported by windows CE 4.21
Wow. I'm sorry. I'm not sure. If you look back to message 14 from Beverly Howard, that might be part of your problem. Beyond that, I'm clueless. Sorry! Hopefully someone else will know! Please share the fix with us if you get one.
Everyone should know that it's essential that you post, at a minimum, the exact make and model# of the phone and the os version... the first two are on the back of the phone or under the battery and the latter is (for windows mobile) under start/settings/system/about
>>> because it is not digitally signed <<
That sounds like it's a phone that has had software installations restricted by the vendor, plus it increases the possibility that it's a "smartphone" rather than a "pocketpc-phoneedition" and there is no adobe product for the smartphones.
I'm trying to read a pdf user manual for my camera on my Dell Axim X51V, to save having to haul the manual around during a forthcoming expedition, however although it runs fine on the PC, on the Axim it opens with a bold COPY diagonally across the pages so they cannot be read. Why is this anyone?
>>> I'm trying to read a pdf user manual for my camera <<
Probably a Canon...
Canon has _extensive_ document protection in all of it's camera manuals and those pdf's are not readable using adobe's ppc reader... which uses the "print output" to generate the document on the ppc, so, the "copy" watermark is on top and not transparent, so the document is inaccessible.
Many requests have been made to canon to address this problem with not only no results but with zero response from canon... something to consider when thinking about buying their products. (I do)
If a document is not readable on the ppc, normally the only way to address the need is to get the document generator to revise the pdf.
I have O2 XDA Zinc with Windows Mobile 5. I have installed Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0
When I open it, I can read pdf files stored on main memory and not from the storage card. When I try to open the pdf file directly from File Explorer, it gets open with its ClearVue PDF, the default pdf opener came with OEM.
I downloaded and installed PocketTweak from http://tillanosoft.com/ce/ptweak.html and changed the file association of pdf file to Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0 which I have installed over storage card. It shows that I has got associated properly, but still when I open it from File Explorer, it gets open with ClearVue PDF. There is no listing of ClearVue PDF in Remove Programs from where I could have uninstall it from mobile. Kindly help.
>>> I can read pdf files stored on main memory and not from the storage card. <<
In addition to Julie's suggestion trying another utility to set the file association, go back into pockettweak and confirm the association and that it points to the exe and not the shortcut.
Finally, the exe part of the path should read;
>>> storage card <<
WM5 and above really screwed up the My Documents rules on the storage card and I am not sure where things stand with the different os versions.
The last time I looked at this, with WM5+, there;
should not be a My Documents folder on the storage card
"compliant" apps (such as reader) will only see their associated files which are located in the storage card root or the folders directly off of the root... files in folders more than one level off of the root will not be visible to any apps which traditionally accessed only My Documents contents... see;