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    Adobe has released Acrobat Reader for the Palm OS. The URL is:
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...erforpalm.html
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    I tried the Beta. Biggest problem is that if the PDF is not a tagged PDF ala Acrobat 5.0, the file size increases quite a bit. Some PDF's I tried grew to 2meg.
    Converted Quicksheet's PDF and the graphics were dismal.
    Requires Acrobat 5.0 to tag an existing PDF.
    Don't know if it is possible to take an existing PDF, reconstruct the source and graphics and rewrite as a tagged PDF.
    I don't want to purchase the full Acrobat software.
    Be willing to pay $20-25 for a converter.
  3. #3  
    Originally posted by BudPritchard
    I don't want to purchase the full Acrobat software.
    Be willing to pay $20-25 for a converter.
    It's free, there is no charge for the product!
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    Originally posted by BudPritchard
    I tried the Beta. Biggest problem is that if the PDF is not a tagged PDF ala Acrobat 5.0, the file size increases quite a bit. Some PDF's I tried grew to 2meg.
    Converted Quicksheet's PDF and the graphics were dismal.
    Requires Acrobat 5.0 to tag an existing PDF.
    Don't know if it is possible to take an existing PDF, reconstruct the source and graphics and rewrite as a tagged PDF.
    I don't want to purchase the full Acrobat software.
    Be willing to pay $20-25 for a converter.
    They made quite an improvement in file size in later betas. Graphics clarity improved also. There is still some file growth with some PDFs, but I actually saw quite a few shrink in size also. I'd take another look at the released product and see what you think.
    Sven

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  5. #5  
    Originally posted by sdoersam


    They made quite an improvement in file size in later betas.
    What is the latest beta? They don't notify you even though you need to give an email to get to download it.
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    Actually the e-mail address is optional, you can just use this link to download the file:
    ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acroba...readpalmos.exe
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    Originally posted by enhanceyourlife


    What is the latest beta? They don't notify you even though you need to give an email to get to download it.
    I think that the reason that I was notified of newer betas was due to reporting bugs. The email I received made specific mention of the bugs I reported and asked me to provide feedback on the new one, which I did. It looks like it has gone gold now.
    Sven

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    Thought you might like to know.

    The SplashPhoto manual.pdf is 472k

    When I place it in Docs To Go and transfer to my Prism, the size is 10k.

    I'm curious to hear how this compares with Adobe Acrobat. When I gem my memplug, I will install adobe and the manual.pdf to compare. Just can't afford the k's right now.
    "I cannot live without books." Thomas Jefferson
  9. #9  
    Originally posted by gbgood
    Thought you might like to know.

    The SplashPhoto manual.pdf is 472k

    When I place it in Docs To Go and transfer to my Prism, the size is 10k.

    I'm curious to hear how this compares with Adobe Acrobat. When I gem my memplug, I will install adobe and the manual.pdf to compare. Just can't afford the k's right now.
    Are you sure the PDF that came with SplashPhoto is 472k?
    I just downloaded SplashPhoto, and the SplashPhoto User's Guide PDF tips the scales at 94.7k, converts down to 35k w/o images(which is what Docs To Go does), 62k w/Palm-fitted images, and 75k w/full-size images.
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    dvIceT-

    You're RIGHT.

    I must not know how this works, but right-clicking on the shortcut on my desktop shows under properties 472k. But in the SplashData folder the .pdf shows 95k.

    Now, since I'm doubting myself anyway. I'll just report the facts and let you figure it out.

    Once you drop the SP.pdf into Docs to Go desktop, it shows as 9k, on the Prism, after being read, it shows as 10k. (no graphics, but all formatting intact.)


    I'm still curious to know how Adobe handles the size in document conversion to the pda.
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    I was expecting something competitive to the iSilo format, but unfortunately the PDFs on the Visor are so large, they don't even come close. I can't lug around these things on my Visor, the memory is too precious. I'll have to stick with DOC for now.
    Belzebutt
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    I was really disappointed that I can't convert documents with PDF security enabled. Unfortunately, one of the organizations I work with uses PDF with security turned on to prevent altered versions of their documents from floating around. I can't take these documents and convert them.

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