This is not an adobe issue, The university uses a third party protection software called protectedpdf by Vitrium. Itrium says that they are working on updating the software for Android and Ipad, but there is no release date for a fix or patch. I am guessing that it will be included in a new software release, which would mean the University would have to buy the new release and redo all their textbooks.
Reader for Android needs to support hyperlinks from one PDF to another. There isn't a mobile PDF reader available that can do this, though it seems like a pretty basic feature.
The PDF documents I create are a collection of PDF files that have links from one document to another (example, a Table of Contents document has a list of documents included in the project, each entry in the list is hyperlinked to another PDF). Customers are starting to ask about mobile support for our products, but right now all they can do is read the individual PDFs.
In Android, the only links that work in the document are links to html or links to pages within the same document. I need links that work from one PDF to another, and preferably, links that go to Named Destinations in oher documents.
Adobe Reader for Android is realy nice. I just use it for a few days but am still missing some features known from the desktop version Adobe Reader X.
As a student I get a lot of PDF files. With Adobe Reader X the text highlighting and commenting function was great. I've waited so long for this feature.
So it might be really nice and helpful to have them in the Android (or maybe a special tablet) version.
Bookmarks support is also a often needed feature as others said before.
So you may have a focus on following features to come:
- text highlighting
- bookmarks support
- remember last opened page
Thank you for your support.
Adobe Reader for Andrioid is the fastest and user friendly PDF reader I found, however, there is one feature is missing on version 9.0.2, it is the "go to page" or "jump page". I have a cruz reader with Android 2.0 for less than a year, and it cannot upgrade to Android 2.1 or higher, that means I cannot install Adobe Reader for Android 10.x, which has the feature I need. Most of PDF documents I read are over 600 pages, without "go to page" function, I cannot use Adobe Reader, I wish Adobe can come out version 9.0.x that has "go to page" functions, thanks.
I am sorry but it is not the case. We do support files created through Adobe Acrobat 8.
It seems to be an issue specific to this document.
1. If possible, can you please share your concerned file with us?
2. Also, can you please tell what happens when you try to open this document? Do you observe any CRASH? Do you get any ERROR DIALOG?
Thanks and regards,
There are two features that we need badly.
1. The ability to open a PDF-to-PDF link
in a new window. GR opens everything in
one existing window, not good for us.
2. We have links to live surveillance camera
feeds from icons embedded in our security
site and floor plans. These work really well
on an existing Win7 platform. To get them to
work well on an iPad2 with GR is going to be
a development project.
We have already started the development project for (2),
but there are some inherent problems with it in GR
that make it worse than we first thought.
Many users are now using the LiveScribe pen and Adobe Reader X in combination. This works fine on the computer, and Adobe reader X on a computer can show the recorded dynamics of a LiveScribe recording that has been placed on an android telephone (when the telephone is mounted as an extra disk). But when the Adobe reader X on the Android telephone shows the recorded PDF, then the same message as above - Update Adobe reader - is written on a very undynamic android display and only a flat image pdf is displayed.
Therefore a feature request is to make the android reader X be able to read the LiveScribe files on the android and show the dynamic recordings, just like it does on the computer version of reader X.
Otherwise, generally, Reader X is really exciting and useful for lots of our productions where we want to embed different types of data directly in the PDF document. Keep it UP Adobe!
by Varun Khaneja on May 30, 2010 6:26 AM
Thank you very much for an invaluable feedback. We appreciate it a lot and are glad you liked it.
Based on your feedback, and the feedback we hear from other users, we'll try to include some/all of the features from the list you've posted in our next feature-set update.
I love this kind of 'invaluable' blabla.
16 months have passed and nothing has been done.
!!! BOOKMARKS !!!
that can't be so difficult to program.
Just looking at your Touch Apps Family announcement on your Website.
Looks like a bold and innovative approach headed in the right direction
for both Android and iOS platforms.
But, unless I’m missing something, I don’t see any mention of Acrobat
or even Reader. What’s up with that….?
1) View in Folders, currently all PDF documents are displayed flat. I have saved ~100 PDFs on my tablet and have to scroll through them all.
2) Separate default views for Portrait and Landscape. I think this was active in a previous version and went away. I like to page through by flipping at full page in portrait and then switch to landscape to read. Currently, if I select Auto it is always zoomed or Single Page and it becomes illegible when flipped to landscape.
I’m saying on mobile devices like iPad and Android there is no concept of a file system. The only file management you have is within Reader itself or using some app like Astro. There is no equivalent to Windows Explorer supplied with the mobile devices. Managing and viewing files is a function of the app, not the OS….
I would like to add additional feature request. I think it is easy to implement since you already have some background. Why do not append additional item to popup menu with "Copy" action to invoke installed dictionary to translate selected word, for example how it was done in FBReader (see Dictionary integration)
Adobe Reader is a nice enough piece of software. It allows you to view PDF files with ease, even going as far as to support the all-important “pinch-zoom” command that everyone is going so potty over these days.
Skipping between pages is also easy with flick gestures and the app supports a neat feature called “reflow” which formats certain PDF files so they look better on a mobile phone screen.
However, it’s there that the positive aspects cease. Adobe Reader is seriously lacking in other features and feels like a very stripped-down edition of the real thing. Not that there’s anything especially wrong with this – after all, sometimes all you want is to be able to quickly view PDFs on your portable device – but there are other apps available which perform this task just as well.
Even basic functions – such as searching for text within a document – are missing. When you’re browsing a large PDF this is a must, although it may be something of a moot point as Adobe readily admits that this mobile edition of Reader might struggle with some weighty files.
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Adobe Reader does support lots of other features including “Search” . Other features such as “Navigation through bookmarks” , Forms Fill in” , “Adding annotations and ink signatures.” , etc. are also supported. Can you confirm which version of Adobe Reader are you trying , seems like you are using pretty old version. Can you try latest version , 10.2.0 and let us know if you don’t see option to search
I just downloaded and tried 10.2.0 and certainly the I/F looks better and crisper, esp. with the easy to get to tools on the menu bar.
But still the major problem we have with it and the thing that keeps us from being able to use it is the simple fact that if you click on an embedded link in a PDF file that should open a target PDF in the same folder nothing happens. Interestingly, the links now are highlighted in blue, signifying the system recognizes a link is there, but the link doesn’t work.
How hard could it be to fix this….?
BTW, you’ve got the same problem on the iPad.
We've very intentionally limited the scope of links to inside the document and to the web. We're moving quickly and trying to build features in the product that impact a high number of users. Frankly, internal links and links to web pages impact far more PDF documents than document to document links so we implemented the pieces of the feature with the broadest impact first and got them into people's hands as early as possible. The beauty of PDF is that it is such a broad format with many applications and uses. The hard part as a developer of a viewing application is that this means that every one of our users has something they think is very simple and critical to them =). We just don't have the capability of getting to all of them at once.
Thanks for your feedback.