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    Quote Originally Posted by SR7133
    Hi Twerppoet

    Thanks for that.

    There is a difference in size when I copy the PDF File:

    Size:266 KB (273,254 bytes)
    Size on Disk: 268 KB (274,432 bytes)

    However when I emailed it nothing changed - still will not open. Came in as a Winmail.dat file

    My problem is that I receive these PDFs when I am on the move and need to respond to them. I don't always have access to my PC to open them immediately or copy & resend.

    thanks for your suggestion.
    What do you mean when you say it came in as a winmail.dat file? Is that the name of the PDF file you are receiving? Are the people sending you these using MS outlook?
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    The file on the PC is PDF but on the iPad it came in as a winmail.dat file and it just said that I should upgrade adobe reader - it is up to date.

    I don't know where they are sending it from but I am checking to see what format they are using.

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    The file really should show up as a PDF in Mail. If it's not, that's a problem in of itself. The iPad won't handle the file as a PDF unless it actually has the .pdf extension.

    If you have Dropbox try transferring the file that way instead. If you don't have Dropbox, now is good time to get it and try it out.

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    Yes it does show as a .pdf file and I have tried using Dropbox but still it will not open. It has to be the pdf format they are using which is not compatible with mobile equipment - iPad, iPhone or Blackberry phone

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    The company are sending their PDF Attachments which are produced by Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES8.2; modified using iText 2.1.7 by 1T3XT.

    PDF Version 1.7 (Acrobat 8.x)

    Is this the reason why mobile devices cannot open the attachments?

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    Probably. A quick look at the iText site shows that it's main purpose is to create and manage dynamic/interactive PDF files. That is bound to vary from the standard PDF format to some degree.

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    I opened a PDF on my new iPad. I get a grey screen, textured. I can coax out a Drop down that is a darker grey with the time and " No New Notifications" I can close down the screen and get to main iPad screen with apps on top and safari, mail, &c below. How do I restart mail? I did install new iOS; then I got normal mail screen, but stupidly, I open the PDF again! Textured grey screen ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by virumque
    I opened a PDF on my new iPad. I get a grey screen, textured. I can coax out a Drop down that is a darker grey with the time and " No New Notifications" I can close down the screen and get to main iPad screen with apps on top and safari, mail, &c below. How do I restart mail? I did install new iOS; then I got normal mail screen, but stupidly, I open the PDF again! Textured grey screen ...
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    Try tapping in the center of the screen. You should get a done or close button at the top left of the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet View Post
    Try tapping in the center of the screen. You should get a done or close button at the top left of the screen.
    I tried all manner of taps to no avail. I do note that the drop screen now has Twerpoet's message and an iPF icon. Thanks for the quick reply, though.
    I kept trying and after splaying four fingers on the screen I was rewarded with a banner at the top. I quickly pressed the upper left " DONE" and was presented with the message which I carefully replaced by another.
    Since I can simply avoid PDFs on the i-devices (naturally I am not tempted to try on my iPhone), I will wait to see if others encounter this behavior.
    Last edited by virumque; 11-12-2012 at 03:15 PM. Reason: More info


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