04-27-2011 12:17 PM
This is the PDF reader that I was waiting for. While it did take me 5 min to figure it out, and is missing a few icing features it performers remarkably well. I tossed a few very heavy documents containing 329 pages laden with pictures and page background images. While they brought the original NC reader to it's knees ez PDF reader handled them very comfortably.
I loved the page turns and easy navigation to jump around the book.
About the SD card issue:
I am so over the throngs of complaints about the SD card and ez PDF. I can not imagine that I would want all my PDF's clogging up my NC main memory in the first place. If you have lots of heavy PDF's then you will most likely need a card anyway and small ones are nothing compared to the expense of owning a NC. I agree that they should have put the requirement, but if it upsets you that much just delete the app and forget about the ninety nine cents. This topic gripe has been way over exaggerated.
04-29-2011 09:52 AM
Just a few questions. I downloaded this app this morning. I have a large PDF with many images (how to fly a Mustang P-51, great history!). I guess I'm supposed to add the PDF to a folder. Which I did. I managed to show doc on screen and open it. However it seems not to load the whole document, but it loads every page as I turn to it. Am I doing something wrong or is this how it behaves?
4 Nook Household, 2 NOOKs, 2 NOOKcolors
04-29-2011 10:04 AM
The PDF, Portable Document Format, does not have a page like a printed page, but computer data about how to display the page. This data needs to be processed and reformatted to the meet the requirements of the OS, Operating System, and display system in use. On a device with limited memory and processing speed this will most likely be done one page at a time.
I have a PDF of fern leaf that is created using a Mandelbrot curve and you can watch the leaf being drawn when opening the PDF on any system. Each dot of the leaf is placed randomly on the page.
The PDF format works on MS-DOS, Windows, MacIntosh, Linux, Unix, Solaris, Droid, Palm devices and their associated displays.
04-29-2011 12:46 PM
You must have a micro sd card to use ezpdf. It installs the app only on the sd card, you can import files from the main memory into the program and it copies those onto the card too. You do not have move all the files over to the card by dragging with the nook connected to your computer. It's a little tricky to get to the main memory of the nook, but you can import a whole folder in one swoop.Any new pdf's you want to use on in expdf can just be sideloaded to the ezpdf > bookdata > library folder and do not need to be separately imported.
You can pick up a micro sd card that will work for $15 or less. It might be a good idea to keep sideloaded content on an sd card anyway. On Wednesday many Nook colors were reset by a system problem of some kind that wiped the data stored on the Nooks themselves. B&N books are always stored in your library, but sidloaded content was erased too. SD cards did not seem to be affected in the reset.
04-29-2011 03:52 PM
Okay, so I broke down and found an old SD card that I had. It's a 4GB and I think it says class 4, hope that'll work!
So, now that I can open the reader, I still can't figure out how to get to my pdfs that are stored in the internal memory. Can somebody post the name of the directory? I tried ../media and that didn't seem to work so I'm thinking I'm entering it wrong.....
04-29-2011 04:23 PM
I just bought and installed this app as well. A user guide would be a welcome addition for sure, it is not as intuitive as they advertise it. But so far, I think it's not bad. I would like to see a way to adjust text size or font like in the Adobe Reader Android app, but maybe that will be forthcoming. There is one thing I cannot figure out to save my life, maybe I'm doing something wrong. I sideloaded a bunch of PDF books from my PC, and for some reason, when I open any of them, and I hit the bookmark button at the bottom, nothing happens. Anybody else having this issue or am I just really missing something? Thanks!
04-29-2011 11:23 PM
To get to your main folders on the nook (not on the card) go to the import icon (the little rectangle with the arrow on it) It will show the directories available on the sd card. touch the main directory at the top mnt/sdcard/ and tap ok at the bottom. You get a message that says unable to copy or move. Then go back and tap to the import icon again. This time you will see that you are at the root of the Nook Color itself, your file folders are under media the my files.
Then choose the folder where your pdf reside and it imports them to the ezpdf > bookdata > library folder on the card.
Not very intuitive but it works. I think any new files you want to read with ezpdf can just be saved into the library folder which is under bookdata in the ezpdf folder on the card. Then you don’t have to do the import to open a file.
04-30-2011 08:34 AM
** Note **
I am getting very good performance with this app, but I have an HDSC card which is a faster than a SC card. Also normal SD cards come in different speeds. So I am guessing that performance of ez PDF reader will be determined by the speed of the card used,
05-11-2011 09:38 PM
I want to echo the thanks for the instructions on how to find the files! I was having the same problem.
A short, simple instruction file would be *greatly* appreciated!
Now, how do you keep the menu on the bottom open, or how do you get to that menu once you're reading a file?