07-12-2011 02:46 PM
When you open a PDF from the download notification screen the Nook Color prompts you how to open the PDF. With Reader or with Quick office. If you open it with reader you have all of the options of the book reader. Not the crippled PDF reader.
Is there any other way to force the Nook Color to open a text PDF with the book reader? Having to download and open from the notification screen every time is severly annoying. And the default PDF reader is just awful.
07-13-2011 11:50 AM
I've noticed that too...
there is no dialog box, or option setting,
to choose how to open a PDF - internal reader vs QuickOffice -
and yet there IS a choice when a PDF is downloaded realtime.
The internal reader only displays pure text,
vs QuickOffice which displays the full PDF format.
Here's a quick sample site - http://www.samplepdf.com
BTW - when you mention a "notification screen"
do you just mean the arrows in the lower left corner,
that you can touch and open the "Notifications" - or something else -
07-13-2011 12:42 PM
There has to be a way around this. Yes I mean the arrows lower left that you can tap after something has finished downloading.
07-13-2011 12:56 PM
> Is there any other way to force the Nook Color to open a text PDF with the book reader? <
Unfortunately, there isn't any really good way. One trick that I accidentally discovered is that password-protected PDFs will open in the book reader, and not QO. So if you have a tool to apply passwords to your files, that will do the job. However, that's obviously an inconvenient hack.
> Having to download and open from the notification screen every time is severly annoying. And the default PDF reader is just awful. <
I agree about the first, but the default (QO) PDF reader is only worse in most ways. It's actually better in some ways. Try landscape mode or pinch-to-zoom in the book reader. They don't work there, though they do in QO.
Obviously, the solution is simply to let folks use whichever reading tool they want to, which is most appropriate for that specific document. This problem even extends beyond the bookReader/QO issue... if you buy any of the available PDF readers in the Shop, which will get you around many of the annoyances of QO, it's still a pain to use them. And unnecessarily so.
for some related discussion on that topic.
07-13-2011 12:58 PM
The NC assumes that protected PDF's are books, and will open those with the Reader.
The NC assumes that unprotected PDF's are documents, and will open those with Quickoffice.
I do not read PDF's myself, but I believe I have read somewhere on these boards that protecting your PDF's with a password should force the PDF to be opened with the Reader.
04-19-2012 12:37 PM
If you click on one of your PDF and hold it (kind of like you do for cleaning up the screen or deleting something) a menu will pop up and one of the options will be to "Clear Default Launcher." Click that and you'll return to the home screen. Try to open the same file again and it should give you the option to use QuickOffice or the reader AND to set whatever you choose as the default launcher.
04-27-2012 07:53 PM
Spend 3 dollars on the EZpdfReader. If you just put the name into a search engine there are tons of people all over the net that like it. It's lots more capable than the reader or the pathetic office pdf reader.