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New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-23-2008
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How to read PDF files ?

I have copied a pdf file to my media card which I would like to read.

How can I read PDF files with my BB storm ? Do i need to download any software ?

Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: How to read PDF files ?

Yes you're right...you need to have a 3rd part application for reading that.

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Posts: 59,093
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
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Re: How to read PDF files ?

To add, the standard version of the ToGo apps that comes with the Storm does not include the PDF interface. Their premium version does. There are also other alternatives...I'd suggest googling for those.


Another alternative is to send the PDF to yourself as an attachment to an email that you are receiving on the BB...the BIS attachment service gives you the ability to read PDF's, but only while they are truly an email attachment.


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Elite I
Posts: 6,657
Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: How to read PDF files ?

As to other applications you can look at (the Premium version of Documents to Go is quite pricey), take a look at Beam Reader.  I tested this application out and it's pretty useful and does the job you need it to do for a lot less money (still not cheap, but it's at least a more affordable option).


The other alternative is to run a trial version of Documents to Go Premium.  You can do this by opening Word to Go, press the BB menu button and select to Try Premium.  This will give you a 30 day trial.  Near the end of the 30 day trial, you'll likely also be able to get an offer to purchase Docs To Go Premium for less than half price ($29.99 US).  If you'd like the ability to create documents and spreadsheets, etc on your Storm, this may then be a worthwhile expense.


I hope these suggestions help!

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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-20-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How to read PDF files ?

Hi there!

Last week i got my Storm and also had that ´problem'.

Try beam reader on google