Pdf+ (S80) - Pdf+ (for Series 80 Smartphones and Communicators) is a reader for PDF documents, also known as Adobe Acrobat files. This particular distribution is for the Nokia Series 80 Smartphones and Communicators, such as the Nokia 9500, the Nokia 9300 and the Nokia 9300i
You get all the functions you'd expect, such as displaying specific pages, searching, zooming, full screen mode and displaying and following bookmarks and links. Shortcuts give quick access to most functions. The built-in help text explains the use of the program in detail.
You can open password-protected files, and files encrypted with 40 and 128 bits Standard encryption. Pdf+ also remembers the last 10 files you have opened. You can save your favourite view settings, and you can select which font will be used for standard PDF fonts.
Pdf+ can display PDF documents in most languages. For displaying certain Simplified and Traditional Chinese documents you can install a plug-in. You can also print a document, either all the pages, the current page or a range of pages.
Pdf+ is a native viewer. There is no need to convert a PDF document with your PC to a proprietary format, saving you much time, money and hassle. You can therefore send PDF documents using E-mail, Infrared and Bluetooth, and you can read PDF documents attached to E-mails or downloaded from the Web.
Pdf+ (for Series 80 Smartphones and Communicators) can display a large number of PDF 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 files. Pdf+ silently ignores some unimplemented features and non-conforming PDF files, it will complain about other unimplemented features and non-conforming PDF files. Pdf+ is designed especially for Smartphones and Communicators. As these devices are still less powerful than desktop computers, some less-often used PDF constructs are not available.
Pdf+ can display text in almost any language, in particular when the font used has been embedded. Otherwise, Pdf+ will use the installed fonts to display text. This will only succeed when a ToUnicode translation table has been embedded in the document and when the substituted font contain the used characters.
For Simplified and Traditional Chinese documents using Type 0 fonts, you need to install the optional Simplified and Traditional Chinese extensions during installation. Documents using Japanese and Korean Type 0 fonts cannot be read at this time.
For non-Unicode encodings, if the ToUnicode translation table is available, the text can also be searched successfully.
Pdf+ can only display the complete Symbol and Zapf Dingbats fonts if you have the appropriate font files installed on your device. The built-in fonts do not contain some Symbol characters, and none of the Zapf Dingbat characters.
Pdf+ doesn't handle the dynamic content of a PDF file, and it cannot render Type 3 fonts.
Even though the quality of the printout is very good, printing itself is a bit slow. Printing also uses a lot of memory and will fail occasionally because of that. The Bluetooth connection in particular is rather fussy. We do not recommend printing documents that also take a lot of time to render to the screen.
Pdf+ can also print PDF documents to a suitable printer. Even though an entiere document can be printed, we advise caution as printing using a Smartphone or Communicator is not as fast as printing using a desktop PC.
The standard print function of your device doesn't allow choosing the pages you would like to print. Therefore Pdf+ introduces the Print range dialog, where you can choose to print the entiere document, the current page only or a range of pages.
Pdf+ normally uses the printer's fonts to print a document. This may result in certain circumstances is odd-looking or unreadable printouts. In particular, instead of characters, boxes are seen. In this case we recommend setting the Print to image option in the Print range dialog. In Print to image mode, Pdf+ renders the page to a bitmap, and then prints the bitmap. This procedure is almost identical to the way Pdf+ renders a page to the screen, and will result in a faithful representation of the page.
Document Content Reflow Technology
As you will have experienced, the small screen of your current Series 80 device isn't ideal for reading PDF documents. Most PDF documents have been formatted for reading on large PC screens, or from A4 or Legal-sized paper after being printed. For Series 80 device users, this results in a lot of scrolling around, which makes it too hard to read the text in a PDF document.
One way to reduce this viewing problem is to introduce layout information in the PDF document itself. The extra layout information is then used by a viewer to reflow the text making it fit small screens. This is exactly what happened with the introduction of the PDF 1.4 standard by Adobe, Inc.
There are still some problems which need to be solved.
- Adding the layout information is optional, which will mean that a lot of the PDF 1.4 and later document will not contain the layout information.
- Pre PDF 1.4-files do not have this layout information at all, and it is almost impossible for users to add such information.
- You need to spend extra money to buy new tools to create PDF documents with layout information.
Document Content Reflow (DCR) Technology is a piece of software that addresses these problems. With DCR Technology, Pdf+ is capable of creating a new layout for the text on a page in a PDF document. The new layout will fit nicely on the screen of the device Pdf+ is running on, whether it is the small screen of a Smart phone, or the wide screen of a PDA.
Note: DCR Technology uses a heuristic algorithm. It is to be expected that such an algorithm makes mistakes, especially in it's earliest incarnation. In particular, sometimes the different pieces of text aren't always in proper reading order. Another issue is the lack of images and drawings in the reflowed text, which means that text that is part of an image (for instance the labels on a graph), are treated as 'normal' text, and not as part of an image. Finally, you cannot search for text, or follow links. It is expected that future releases of Pdf+ will add this functionality.
Character Collection dll's
Pdf+ needs some additional information to properly display certain Chinese, Japanese and Korean PDF files. In particular, it needs information to map a number of the non-Unicode character encodings to Unicode. The Character Collection DLL's contain this mapping information for Pdf+.
The Pdf+ distribution contains Character Collection dll's for Simplified and Traditional Chinese encodings. You will be asked during installation whether you want to install Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) support. Make sure the boxes are ticked.
Japanese and Korean Character Collection dll's will be made available later this year.
· Easily select a recently opened document
· read password-protected (40 bit and 128 bit encrypted) PDF files.
· display the text and graphics in a PDF document.
· display text from most languages.
· display Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese documents.
· browse the document, and go to a specific page
· search for strings in the text of the document.
· follow a link, visit a website, send an E-mail or dial a phone number
· view and follow bookmarks.
· reflow the text in a document using DCR Technology to make it fit the screen.
· zoom in and out to maximize the amount of text and graphics you can read on the screen.
· use the entiere screen for viewing a page.
· print PDF files, choosing the pages you need to print.
· send a PDF file to anybody in the world, using Email, Infrared or Bluetooth.
· display PDF files that are attached to emails.
· The demo has limited functionality, but there are no restrictions on the files it can display.
What's New in This Release:
· anti-aliased font support for better readability
· support for dialling phone numbers in PDF documents
· Usability improvements. You can now see the action that will be taken when a link has been highlighted.
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