A trick to reading PDF files!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by foxahmed, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. foxahmed

    foxahmed Member
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    1. Compose a new message in GMail. (If you are still without a GMail account, request a GMail Invitation code)

    2. Attach any PDF or Word document that you want to convert to HTML You can attach multiple files in this step by clicking Attach another File.

    3. Enter your own email address in the To: box and click send.

    4. You instantly receive a message in your GMail Inbox folder. Open the message and automatically it will view your PDF attachment as HTML.

    5. The contents of your attachment appear as HTML in a new browser window without having to download the file. When you're finished reading the attached file, close the new browser window to return to Gmail.
     

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  2. drustvold

    drustvold Well-Known Member
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    Cool, and you don't need an invite code anymore. :)
     
  3. cvestal

    cvestal New Member
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    good one, thanks!
     
  4. Graham

    Graham Well-Known Member
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    Another way if you have your computer in the next room is read it off Adobe Reader using androidVNC.
     
  5. Roger H

    Roger H New Member
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    This is a great idea, except that I can't get Gmail to allow me to attach anything but pictures.

    Is there some setting I need to set, or some unmentioned app I have to have, to be able to email a PDF file from my G1 phone?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Roger H.
     
  6. DevinB

    DevinB Active Member
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    When I try it, it arrives with the PDF as a attachment and I can't open it. I get the option to 'Preview' it, but that doesn't open it correctly. Wonder what I'm not doing right...
     
  7. DevinB

    DevinB Active Member
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    I used ASTRO file manager to find the pdf, then long pressing on the file name brings up the option to send it.
     

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