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New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-27-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: BB

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

Hello ,

 

We are facing problem in saving pdf files, our objective is to download it from web and save it at a desired path or in a new folder.

 

 

Thanks,

Sreeram

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-27-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: BB

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

Hello,

 

We are able to save the pdf from an URl, but when opening ,it is prompting "Error opening the content".

Here are the code snippets for writing data into the pdf file.

 

private function saveLocally(fileName:smileyfrustrated:tring, data:smileyfrustrated:tring):void

{

 

var file:File = File.documentsDirectory.resolvePath(fileName);

if (file.exists)

file.deleteFile();  

var fileStream:FileStream = new FileStream();

 

fileStream.open(file, FileMode.WRITE);

fileStream.writeMultiByte(data,"");

fileStream.writeUTF(data);

fileStream.writeUTFBytes(data);

 

fileStream.close();

 

}

 

Could you help us 

 

Thanks,

Sreeram

 

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-28-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: Marius

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

help i saved the files , pdf as above under docs and still when i try to open through adobe it sais "filepath not valid".
New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-27-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: BB

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

Regular Contributor
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
My Device: playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: none

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

just a side note on USB connection:

the usb connection may not be all that good when you don't have the BB desktop installed. the pure USB connection using explorer from pc would require you on each connection to find the ip address each time from the the PB's about-Network.

and again when you wake up the PB or if you have put your PC to sleep earlier.

Contributor
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: Bold 9700/ Playbook 32
My Carrier: Bell

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

Regarding USB connection to the computer, I will have to try on other computers, but with my own computer which has BB desktop installed, my computer reads the Playbook like a USB memory stick and shows all the files easily on the Windows Explorer program.

 

I just wanted to make sure people knew about file manager apps that have come out in recent months, they weren't available at product launch. So for example, when I am browsing the internet and see a PDF file that I would like to download, I download and then use a file manager program to locate it and open it, as well as copy and paste into different folders to organize. I'm using Stuff app recently and it's very easy with finger-size folders, also Files and Folders supports Dropbox and other features.

 

When you search for a document from within the Adobe program, Word to Go etc, it is not easy to find what you're looking for. If you want to email an attachment while on Bridge, you're faced with this. I have found it easier to label a document that I want to email, putting a - in front of the name, then it comes up at the beginning of list.

 

 

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Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
My Device: playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: none

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

looks like stuff trial is pretty good except it has to be in portrait mode.

So far I can't get it in landscape mode

Also I can't open text file from there: I get error #3016 despite I granted stuff file access but no decie info access.

Contributor
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: Bold 9700/ Playbook 32
My Carrier: Bell

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

I think the Word to Go application doesn't read txt files. It should read Word docs fine, including Word 2007.
Regular Contributor
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
My Device: playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: none

Re: can i save pdf files onto playbook?

thx for reply. if that is the case, too bad.

microsoft word does read and display text files

hope they will fix that

 

btw I also tried another  appthe trila version of "FIle and Folders. it does display my text file in the small windows correctly including SE asian Languages, albeit in small font. however, it failed to display (giberish result) when not in preview mode. it does correctly display the file anmes despite SE asin char.

 

No way I would pay for that until they get it fixed.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-03-2012
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: can you save pdf files onto playbook?

Yes You Can And You Can Download Adobe Reader To Open The PDF