View pdf files in DS

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  1. avi58
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    avi58 Advanced Member

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    Let me explain, one professor of one subject, expect us read a lot of pages from some manuals about producction, marketing... corporate stuff.

    The problem, i wont print it, and i wont have enough time to be in front of my laptop to read it all so i wondered i could read it in my ds but.. it is in pdf format.

    I have acrobat professional so i can export the pdf file to a multitude of formats.

    even html, yes, the format dso reads but... with no images >.
     
  2. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Can't you export it to JPG? If not I know there are PDF-JPG converters.

    Then just ComicBookDS-ize them and you're done.
     
  3. Awdofgum

    Awdofgum Wadofgum

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    Yeah just convert them into jpg and then use the comic book ds converter to convert it to a cbds file and then view it on your DS with ComicBookDS
     
  4. EN!GMA

    EN!GMA GBAtemp Regular

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    Can't pictoDS convert .pdf to .cbds already? I'm pretty sure the last time I checked it could convert pdfs, but I don't know if text-only documents will affect it in any way...

    If thats the case, its as simple as converting and copying, and then you can read them with comicbookds.
     
  5. Awdofgum

    Awdofgum Wadofgum

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    testing...
    yup you're right, then just convert the pdf to cbds and you're set [​IMG]
     
  6. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    so whats best way to read a pdf file which containts mostly text on DS.
     
  7. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

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    If you can highlight the words, just copy them all into notepad.
     
  8. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Use PaperLess Printer to print it to RTF or HTML, THEN copy the words.
     
  9. gillman

    gillman Advanced Member

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    I have a question relating to this.

    When I use PictoDS I run the pictods.exe file and select the file I want to convert. However when I hit proceed it will not work, it comes up with some error "D:/Program" and saying the system can not find the path specified. I have been trying to convert .pdf files. Are their any special tools I need or procedures I need to follow before I can get this to work?
     
  10. crazyshiza

    crazyshiza GBAtemp Regular

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    put the file somewhere where there are no spaces in the path, like on c:\
     
  11. teonintyfive

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    No, just like said below, try somewhere with no spaces in the path.
    I use D:\Programs\PictoDS.
     
  12. moo422

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    I ran into that issue. Turns out I didn't have a Jave Virtual Machine running. I installed that, PictoDS worked just fine.
     
  13. LeeTV

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    I need help! PictoDS wont convert PDF to cbds! It only comes up with this error: "Cannot Run Program ""D:/Program" (in directory "..\bin"):CreateProcess error=3, The System Cannot find the patch specified" OVER AND OVER each time I try to convert that pdf file.
     
  14. Exbaddude

    Exbaddude The Prince.

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  15. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    LeeTV, put PictoDS in a folder with no spaces (like "C:\PictoDS") and see if that helps.