- 11-15-12, 12:34 PM #126
Seems a couple more fixes are on the way Thanks especially for addressing the bookmark issue. Really hope you add the ability to use the actual bookmarks in the pdf "file" (instead of the current system) in a not so far release.
On the highlighting /annotation plans maybe Xournal code can provide some help / clues (it's GPL but afaik the code can be used for learning purposes as long as it isn't "transplanted" into the proprietary app... but you would know this better than a layman). It accomplishes the job by loading the pdf file as a background and overlaying the annotations (could be a possible stepping stone solution... like the current bookmark system).
Last edited by joaosousa; 11-15-12 at 12:59 PM.
- 11-15-12, 03:02 PM #127
- 11-15-12, 04:09 PM #128
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11-16-12, 03:53 AM #129
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One minor wish I'd have is, when handling a pdf document with internal connections (like, a publication with links to figures possibly on the next page), currently PDF Reader indeed correctly follows the internal link when clicked (which is great and should be advertised as already better than the basic Adobe app!), but then shows the beginning of the related page instead of 'offseting' it to the actual referred object (like, the figure in my example).
One improvement, that'd save a drag on the window, would be to actually show the right 'figure', in the page with the correct offset.
This is a minor* wish, and should not be considered urgent or critical, at least IMHO.
On the other hand, having a quick way to go back to the previous page would definitely be more interesting (again in my example: reading publication text, click on image link, see image, click somehow in a simple way to skip back to where I was just before activating the internal link. I understand the "back" button already does this: having a gesture for it is almost exactly what I wish)...
(*) some here find it more important apparently still
Last edited by Herve5; 11-16-12 at 08:28 AM.
- 11-27-12, 09:37 AM #130
Thanks for the reply and sorry for the late answer... Currently swamped with work.
Download this zip. I included a pdf where I added bookmarks using Foxit Reader 4.1 (in my PC), the original pdf file and the bookmarks I created (and exported) using Pdf Reader. Inside are also some screenshots (with descriptions) related to some bugs in this build.
- 11-27-12, 10:16 PM #131
Re: PDF Reader?
Thank you for the example. As I expected, the bookmarks you created in FoxIt show up in Pdf Reader using the Table of Contents (TOC) button. Just open the FoxIt-edited PDF in Pdf Reader and press the TOC button the menu. If the resulting list is not the bookmarks you created, please let me know.
As for the 2 bookmark bugs, I had already been notified of the extra space and had fixed it but I was still working on getting the format to look better. Using your bookmarks was helpful in ensuring that the bookmarks are aligned properly.
Thanks again for sharing!
- 11-28-12, 01:39 PM #132
I didn't even notice the TCO button I missed them! I suggest moving the TCO button next to the bookmark (not the mag glass).
Foxit Reader treats "bookmarks" and "table of contents" as the same thing so that's why I missed it. Anyway when I wrote about using the Foxit behaviour I think I also meant the ability to save bookmarks as TCO (and edit them).
PS: How would you feel about displaying the bookmark list as you do with the TCO?
- 12-04-12, 02:01 PM #133
- 12-04-12, 02:03 PM #134
- 01-11-13, 11:58 AM #135
3 more suggestions:
1- Horizontal scroll! I came across a gyn-obs protocols book where each pdf page has 2 book pages side by side... Sometimes I need to zoom but then I can't scroll laterally.
2- A "stop" button for the "searching..." window so one can cancel a progressing search.
3- Create a seach index with a link to each result (maybe the seach UI would need an overall)
And thanks for all of the updates so far!
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- 01-11-13, 12:55 PM #136
- 01-16-13, 12:32 PM #137
Just tested the new release and seems the horizontal scroll issue is still there... I found it only happens if the "Continuous Scroll" option is selected!
1- Open a Pdf where the pages width is bigger than height (the one I sent you in the PM will work).
2- Make sure "Continuous scroll" is ticked.
3- Zoom up in such a way the page width is bigger than the screen width (300% with the above file)
4- Try pan/scroll the page horizontally to read the rest of the page (you won't be able to view what's on the right)
- 01-16-13, 01:06 PM #138
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02-23-13, 05:49 AM #141
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To this day, I still find this PDF Reader to be the best one on the playbook, particularly with its constant improvements and new features. However, there still appears to be one issue, particularly when reading technical documents. It seems that it does not handle some of the fonts that are embedded into the document (Particularly symbols). Surprisingly, the default Adobe Reader manages it pretty well!
Could the developer please look into this issue? Thank you so much for all your efforts.
I've attached screenshots of the document rendered by both Adobe Reader and by PDF Reader. If you need the pdf itself, please let me know.
- 02-25-13, 10:52 AM #143
- 02-25-13, 01:04 PM #144
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02-27-13, 06:56 AM #147
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If it isn't, then there still is the possibility to replace it with an open-source equivalent (the kind of thing one should find around Linux distributions presumably).
What I don't know is how BB10 deals with additional fonts (compared to the current OS which just forbids touching his). There may be a way to be the first app to 'set a standard' here, if e. g. you define an external folder that gathers any user-supplied new fonts and yours...
- 02-27-13, 07:07 PM #148
Thanks for the update! The old zoom issues I experienced seem to be solved. A small bug was introduced though:
1- Use this file or this file (doesn't affect all pdf files.. not sure what causes this)
2- Double tap to zoom in a vertical page (only tried in landscape)
3- You will notice the grey area in the right margin (the zoom size is correct... the page is only in an off location)
Also some suggestions for the future updates (some may be recaps):
a) Search improvements:
1- "Stop" button while a search is in progress
2- Search "index" with links to all the matches
3- Allow usage of the system keyboard autocomplete feature while typing in the search box
4- Automatically highlight the text in the search box (if present) when doing a new search (the current behaviour is one needs to erase the last search term)
b) Small UI improvements
1- Use the empty space in the "Open" screen
2- Move the "Trash bin" next to the open button
c) (Pseudo) Multiple opened pdf at the same time
1- Can be done with only one file really opened at a time (I'm taking having more than one would consume too much resources)
2- Tabbed UI (similar to the PB web browser... maybe minus the thumbnail preview) to allow quickly change between files (slightly speeds up consulting different docs and avoids the need to use Adobe Reader or any other alternative)
3- My take on this would be to have temporary bookmarks (page number and position)... When you change tabs the positions in the first doc is saved an the other is opened (in the temporary bookmark if it was already open)
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- 02-28-13, 04:01 PM #149
For the grey area on the right, the problem is that pages later in the PDF are in landscape while the earlier pages are in portrait. The grey background is wide enough for all of the pages to fit. Only fix I can think of is to lock horizontal scrolling if the page fits or lock scrolling to the width of what is currently on the screen.
Search: 1,2,4 will be in the next release. I am looking into 3 but I can't find a way to show predictions.
UI: The space should have been used but there was an error in the code. Of course by default the app only shows the last 10 PDFs so all of the space will not be used. Only solution there would be to make each row higher. May play around with that. As for your other suggestions, how about this. In that case, do we remove the ability to open a PDF by simply selecting it? Or does each one of the options become a toggle button (like the trash button was before) and after selecting one you select a file to perform the given action?
Multiple PDFs: Interesting ideas, something I will look into.