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Windows Phone 7 & PDF's

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    webmonkey

    Has anyone seen anything about WP7's ability (or not) to read PDF's?

     

    Just tried with the emulator through IE and it said it was an unsuported file. I hope this won't be the case when it ships.

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    PaoloM

    You need a PDF reader. Better get crackin' Smiley

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    Ian2

    PaoloM said:

    You need a PDF reader. Better get crackin' Smiley

    Does office (phone) read PDfs nowadays?

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    PaoloM

    Ian2 said:
    PaoloM said:
    *snip*

    Does office (phone) read PDfs nowadays?

    I'd be quite surprised Smiley

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    intelman

    Microsoft really needs to embrace PDF. Online Office fails to open PDFs. Windows needs a nice default PDF reader as well.

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    W3bbo

    intelman said:

    Microsoft really needs to embrace PDF. Online Office fails to open PDFs. Windows needs a nice default PDF reader as well.

    That's what XPS is, except how no-one uses it. I don't think Microsoft "got it" when it came to XPS because it sure isn't going to supplant PostScript any time soon.

     

    Re: opening PDFs: you shouldn't be able to. PDFs are meant to be a "final" medium. The full-price £400 Acrobat Professional only lets you make minor "touch-up" changes to PDFs and not any large-scale editing as though it were a Word Document or anything. So not being able to open PDFs in Office Live is perfectly fine. My question, however, is wether or not it lets you create them. Does it? (I honestly don't know).

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    magicalclick

    I think you need to do a feature request to Abode.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    giovanni

    W3bbo said:
    intelman said:
    *snip*

    That's what XPS is, except how no-one uses it. I don't think Microsoft "got it" when it came to XPS because it sure isn't going to supplant PostScript any time soon.

     

    Re: opening PDFs: you shouldn't be able to. PDFs are meant to be a "final" medium. The full-price £400 Acrobat Professional only lets you make minor "touch-up" changes to PDFs and not any large-scale editing as though it were a Word Document or anything. So not being able to open PDFs in Office Live is perfectly fine. My question, however, is wether or not it lets you create them. Does it? (I honestly don't know).

    This is very sad but true. I think the concept of XPS is relaly good, but I am stuck using PDFs all the time because there are no tools comparing to Acrobat today.

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    Dovella

    One and only one software for PDF in Windows 7 

    Nitro PDF   (preview in folder , now work!! )

     

    Perfect!!!

     

    Edit pardon my mistake. 

    I read Windows 7 Sad

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    W3bbo

    giovanni said:
    W3bbo said:
    *snip*

    This is very sad but true. I think the concept of XPS is relaly good, but I am stuck using PDFs all the time because there are no tools comparing to Acrobat today.

    The way you phrase that gives me the impression you don't like the Acrobat experience. With the exception of the garish hard-coded colour-scheme I'm largely satisfied with Acrobat 9. I can't use my favourite version (V7) on my laptop because it's x64 unfortunately.

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