- 06-08-2012, 01:18 PM #26
As to the PDF viewer, again, you don't have to open PDFs from within the PDF viewer. Organize your PDFs into sub-folders as you wish in your Documents folder, navigate to the document you want to open in any one of a number of available file browsers (Air, Files & Folders etc.) and open the PDF from there. I don't know about you, but I have Adobe Reader on my desktop PC and I never open PDFs from within the reader- I don't even keep a Reader icon on my desktop. I navigate to the document I want to open using Windows Explorer and open the PDF from there. Its no different on the PB.
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06-08-2012, 01:40 PM #27
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For the record I use Smart Office 2 when viewing my files (pdf, doc, ppt, etc) as this app recognizes folder structure and, quite frankly, offers a much more robust PDF experience than the stock pdf app.
But isn't the real question: why should consumers have to go to a third party app in the first place? Shouldn't RIM have provided a File Manager app that was actually capable of recognizing folders? The fact that other apps, and developers, have recognized the importance of folders and *gasp* actually created apps that use them leaves me with only two conclusions: (i) either RIM rushed their File Manager app out and did not have time to making it feature rich; or (ii) RIM was lazy.
I'm not trying to argue with you as I do appreciate it your suggestions. And I would suspect that most people have found ways around the problem using other applications. But the fact of the matter is that we shouldn't have had to. Folder structures - a basic concept - should have been in the Playbook from the get go.To RIM haters - Why dont you go find a parade and rain on it.
- 06-08-2012, 05:16 PM #28
Am I missing something? No matter which file browser I use (files & folders etc) if I navigate to a pdf file that way, I'm only seeing the option to open in Adobe. So even if I reorganize all my pdfs into folders, it's pointless to open them from a file browser unless I want to use Adobe? Try to use PDF Reader (which actually saves my place) and I get the endless list under Documents because my folders aren't recognized. Kinda defeats the purpose of reorganizing my pdfs I'm guessing.
- 06-08-2012, 05:24 PM #30
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- 06-08-2012, 05:35 PM #32
Here is a forum at Adobe for PB. http://forums.adobe.com/community/ad...orums/playbook
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- 06-08-2012, 05:40 PM #33
Yes, people were replying to you sarcastic because your connect to a pc answer was kind of silly and defeats the whole purpose of using the pb in the first place. The email and file manager are weak suck at best. I have 40gbs+ used up on my 64gb with mostly work photos and documents. On my pc it takes a few mouse clicks to find what I want, on my 9850 a few short cuts added to the file manager and I have what I want, on the pb.....
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- 06-08-2012, 05:47 PM #35
My pet peeve is with everybody wants it perfect and the easy way. If you cannot improve (develop) it yourself, then suggest a sollution or go to some other basic alternative, even if that is not the best. The OP wanted a way to create and organize his files and the best current alternative is to do it in DM, which I at least suggested.
Still waiting for Haseleyman and Angus_CB suggestions to help OP instead of them ********.
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06-08-2012, 06:04 PM #39
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- 06-08-2012, 06:33 PM #40
- 06-08-2012, 06:49 PM #41
Further, there are a few android file browsers that will allow you to choose the app that you want to launch the file in, assuming you have multiple apps capable of launching it.
- 06-08-2012, 07:01 PM #42
- 06-08-2012, 07:01 PM #43
- 06-08-2012, 07:16 PM #44
And, as I said, if you use an android file browser, Ghost Commander for example, and navigate and to and try to open the file here, Ghost will give you the option of opening it with Adobe Reader or any other Android PDF readers that you may have on your PB. Hereare 2 examples- one for opening a PDF, the other for opening a video-
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- 06-08-2012, 07:19 PM #45
All I can say, I have organized all my videos, photos, Word and other files with folder structure in DM and with the paid app Files & Folders, I can easily find any file I want. The search function in F&F has so far find all my searches for a file.
So unless some of the smartarses in this forum can suggest something better or prove me wrong, they can keep their mouths shut.
As for big pdf files not keeping bookmark within Adobe, I have no solution for that. That's a bug - or is it a flaw?
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- 06-08-2012, 09:04 PM #46
- 06-08-2012, 09:09 PM #47
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06-10-2012, 09:08 AM #48
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I do create folders on the Playbook so I can find files when connected to a PC. It's easier to do it through the Playbook mapped network drive than through DM.
As the OP has pointed out, only RIM can fix this problem.
I've reviewed the forum rules again. It appears that we can agree with the OP without actually supplying a resolution.9800 (Torch), 9780 (Bold). Playbook
- 06-10-2012, 12:36 PM #49
I did said RIM has to fix the Documents app.
At least better with what you suggested. Which was nothing, just sarcasm to my response which was suggesting a workaround. Do you have a better workaround?
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06-10-2012, 12:57 PM #50
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Yes. It's been suggested many times that there are several file management apps that can create folders and folders can also be created through the mapped network drive when the Playbook is connected to your PC.
The OP isn't having a problem with creating folders in general. It's creating folders on the fly. The same way you can on your computer when you save a file. Also retrieving files from selected folders rather than seeing every file on the Playbook when you browse.
As far as I know there is no work around for that.9800 (Torch), 9780 (Bold). Playbook