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StevenP
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-05-2009

Launch Default PDF Viewer

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How do I launch the default PDF viewer?

 

Would something like this work?

 

ApplicationManager.getApplicationManager().launch("file:///SDCard/BlackBerry/documents/docname.pdf" );

Message Edited by StevenP on 04-23-2009 02:15 AM
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MSohm
Posts: 14,065
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Launch Default PDF Viewer

BlackBerry handhelds do not have a local native application to view PDF files stored on the BlackBerry handheld itself.  They can view PDF files opened from a web site using the BlackBerry Browser or when sent as email attachments.
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jayabarathi.c
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-04-2009

Re: Launch Default PDF Viewer

I could open the PDF files via Blackberry Browser, But I couldn't get original quality and size of the PDF. And One more problem is I conn't view the TIFF file via Blackberry Browser, I appreciate your replay.

 

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iwalkthetalk
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-04-2010
My Carrier: BELL

Re: Launch Default PDF Viewer

So WHICH browser?

 

There are 3 browsers

 

Internet, Bell Mobile, and Hotspot browser.

 

I've had many blackberries, for years.

 

NONE has ever shown a PDF off a webite.

 

I have -TWO- brand new Bold 9700's - and THEY STILL DON'T show PDF's off web sites.

 

I RUN private websites with PDF's, and I have to ask my clients to EMAIL ME confidential files because I can't see them on the web!

 

PLEASE DO describe how the "browser" displays PDFs.

 

Many thanks.

 

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Jeff_Lu
Posts: 384
Registered: ‎08-12-2008

Re: Launch Default PDF Viewer

Hi Mark,

 

 

Can we programmatically send PDF file to RIM browser to view it?

 

I means if there is such API let third party to do this.

 

Thanks.

 

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sneha_J
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎02-10-2012
My Carrier: Airtel

Re: Launch Default PDF Viewer

Hi Mark,

 

Plz suggest some solution to view the pdf file from sdcard ..Is there any api or inbuilt manager to display it.

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