Number - Pdf provider

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by scoth, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. scoth
    Offline

    scoth iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Does anyone know how to get Numbers for iPad to work with PDF Provider. App says it works with Number but yet to find how.
    Thanks
  2. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,077
    Thanks Received:
    2,050
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,302 / 1
    Which app are you talking about? There are over 1,400 PDF apps in the app store.
  3. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    He is talking about PDF provider and Numbers.
  4. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,077
    Thanks Received:
    2,050
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,302 / 1
    Presumably, if you purchase the PDF PROvider app it will explain how to do it.
  5. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,077
    Thanks Received:
    2,050
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,302 / 1
    Thanks.
  6. scoth
    Offline

    scoth iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I did purchase PDF PROvider but don't see instructions on how to use with IPad IWork files like numbers
  7. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,077
    Thanks Received:
    2,050
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,302 / 1
    Did you check out the full description of the app?

    image-2345333664.jpg
  8. scoth
    Offline

    scoth iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thats why I got it but no additional provisions to save or open in PDF Provider. So far all I have been able to do is copy into clip board. This is rather cumbersome especially if you have multiple pictures and objects v
  9. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,077
    Thanks Received:
    2,050
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,302 / 1
    Have you tried clicking on the app support button and asking you question there?
  10. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,181
    Thanks Received:
    1,940
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,139 / 1
    It's not going to go into Numbers and grab a file to use. No app can do that.

    You'll have to export the Numbers file using one of the normal methods (email, iTunes, WebDAV) and then copy/open it in the PDF PROvider app. The easiest would be to email the file to yourself, tap-hold on the attachment when it arrives in Mail, and use the Open In option to copy it to the PDF app.
  11. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    I thought about this, but this is PDF provider not providing any support for Number at all, IMO.
  12. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,181
    Thanks Received:
    1,940
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,139 / 1
    From their site:

    Which is about what I expected.

    I'm guessing the OP either expected direct access to Numbers files, or does not understand how to export and use Open In with Numbers. I/we can go into more detail on either if needed/asked.
  13. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,181
    Thanks Received:
    1,940
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,139 / 1
    Heh. Just noticed they're still talking about MobileMe. Time to update the website.

    On the off chance the app was abandoned I checked the last update, which was the end of last month.
  14. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    Good point. I figured that is how it would work...but I don't own the app so I could not be sure.
  15. scoth
    Offline

    scoth iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I knew about the various export features, just wonder why the open in option is not made available at the application level. This would make the iPad more versatile and less reliant on multiple steps and functions just to create a PDF etc.
  16. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,181
    Thanks Received:
    1,940
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,139 / 1
    Well, at a guess I'd say Open In depends on a certain amount of standardization for the format. As far as I know Apple has not published a standard for the iWorks formats.

    I'd say the few apps that can do anything with the iWorks format are depending on iOS's builtin Quicklook API, which was never meant for this and isn't really that good at presenting the documents anyway. That, or they've reverse engineered the format.

    The PDF and Excel options are exports. The documents need to be converted first. Open In typically just copies and opens the document in the new app. You should probably try both, converting in PDF PROvider and exporting to PDF in Numbers to see which gives you the better results. I wouldn't mind hearing what those results are.

    It would be nice if Apple added the code to convert then Open In, but I don't see it happening soon if ever.

    For this kind of thing and iWorks apps I usually use the WebDAV export option with Box.com. I see PDF PROvider also supports Box. As long as you have an internet connection this is probably the simplest workflow available; once you've set it up.

Share This Page