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quake
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎01-12-2012
My Device: blackberry playbook 2

PDF trouble

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I'm recently having problems reading some PDFs on my playbook. Instead of the expected text etc, I just get a load of blank pages! If I download the same PDFs on my PC, they work fine.

Is there an update or fix available? My playbook OS is 2.1.0.1753

 

Thanks

 

Andy.

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Re: PDF trouble

is this a protected PDF?

 




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quake
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎01-12-2012
My Device: blackberry playbook 2

Re: PDF trouble

I haven't the foggiest, but they work fine on the PC. On the Playbook they download OK, but when I try to open them I just get blank pages.

A sample here:

 

http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-News/50s/Radio-News-1955-Jan.pdf

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caryshiller
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-17-2013
My Device: none

Re: PDF trouble


quake wrote:

I'm recently having problems reading some PDFs on my playbook. Instead of the expected text etc, I just get a load of blank pages! If I download the same PDFs on my PC, they work fine.

Is there an update or fix available? My playbook OS is 2.1.0.1753

 

Thanks

 

Andy.


Maybe you can try to use another pdf reader, like Adobe, qPDF or RepliGo. By the way, the link below may help you a little.

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Problems-reading-some-pdf-files-in-Playbo...

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samarthsevak
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎10-06-2013
My Device: Playbbook

Re: PDF trouble

which application do you use to open pdf?

and make sure your pdf is not password protected.,
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bjbam
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎03-26-2014
My Device: Z30

Re: PDF trouble

better use any software from bb world such as playepub etc.
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quake
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎01-12-2012
My Device: blackberry playbook 2

Re: PDF trouble

Many thanks for your help. everyone. I solved the problem by downloading 'PDF Reader' from the app store for 75p. Seems happy to read any PDF now.