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Old 10-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried pdfs yet?

Hi guys - I'll probably be buying the kobo vox shortly. It certainly looks like a nice ereader/tablet.
I have a question about pdfs - I have a lot of pdf documents that I scanned and I'm not sure how well they would display or even how to load them.

Have you tried them yet? Any info appreciated....
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hi guys - I'll probably be buying the kobo vox shortly. It certainly looks like a nice ereader/tablet.
I have a question about pdfs - I have a lot of pdf documents that I scanned and I'm not sure how well they would display or even how to load them.

Have you tried them yet? Any info appreciated....
Thanks.
the color books/cookbooks/travel guides that come with the device are pdf's. they load a bit slowly, but they do display very nicely. both tap and pinch zooming works well on it. you should be able to import your own pdf's into the kobo app (will try that later), but if not, you should be able to find another reader that can handle them in the app store (will also check this later.)
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They look great, but they do load friggen slow...even once you've opened a .pdf book, you get the the moving circle while each 'section' of the book loads.
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Hmmm. What am I missing? When I try "Import Content", it doesn't find any PDFs (even non-DRM) ones, and if I tap on a PDF in DropBox, the list of apps able to open the PDF don't include the Kobo Reader...

Meanwhile, I use RepliGo Reader for PDFs on the Vox. Great pan/pinch-to-zoom/gesture support.
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I've only read .pdfs that were in my Kobo library. I haven't imported any files yet. I need to run out and buy a micro sd and test the file mgmt/import functionality with Astro. That should be fun times!
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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ok -thanks for the info
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:23 PM   #7
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Just tried to import a pdf the same way as I import ePubs (usb connection and then put the files in the KoboPegasus folder) with no luck, anyone know how to do this?
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I tried the same thing last night and it didn't work...
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I don't think you can with the kobo app.
Get repligo, I was able to read even my biggest pdf easily.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:54 PM   #10
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I don't think you can with the kobo app.
Get repligo, I was able to read even my biggest pdf easily.
Where can I find repligo? Cant see it in the getjar android market...
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:20 PM   #11
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It's in the Android Market only. Ditto EZPDF Reader. Perfect Viewer with the PDF plugin works fine though. Google RookieStudio. It's free, too.

Also, smaller PDF files look good in 7" if they're not meant for A4 sizes.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:00 PM   #12
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I'm considering buying a vox as I've had an ipad and it was just too big. However, the ipad was great at reading pdf files. I've got quite a few pdf's that I'd like to upload, so my question is how laggy are we talking? And not just the native kobo or dropbox app. But if you're reading them from a dedicated pdf app is the experience still laggy?

My dillema is right now between a vox and playbook as both are the size that I'm looking for and both can be found at a reasonable price. Would I be better off getting a playbook or a vox for reading pdfs?

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I read big PDF with repligo and it's as smooth as it can get.
repligo is the fastest from what i've read.
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I use the Adobe pdf reader but I will check repligo out.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:54 PM   #15
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I read big PDF with repligo and it's as smooth as it can get.
repligo is the fastest from what i've read.
Well that's really encouraging to hear. I have a lot of pdf documents & books that I scanned myself.
Will the vox display pdfs in landscape mode?
I imagine then there would be just scrolling down rather than across the page..?
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