New way to read ebooks - pdfs!

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  1. berky93

    berky93 New Member

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    I just downloaded the zombie survival guide pdf from a different thread but couldnt convert it to html. but then I remembered I could read pdfs on my ipod. so heres how to do it:

    -install apache from installer.
    -go to localhost in safari.
    -a little apache info page should appear. if so, continue.
    -using any method, go to library/webserver/documents and delete everything (you can keep apache_pb.gif, but thats all)
    -now put your pddfs into this folder and go to 127.0.0.1 in safari (you dont need to have wifi here, you are conecting to your own ipod)

    you will see a list of all your pdfs. I found that the zombie book isnt hard to read, and it numbers the pages for you! plus, of course, theres pictures in books now!
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  2. volandkit

    volandkit New Member

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    I'll wait for release of reader from adobe. Hope they will do it with SDK.
  3. hecksheep

    hecksheep New Member

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    Hm,,

    there is already an App called PDFViewer. So why do you use the hard Way by installing Apache?!
  4. sirjonofun

    sirjonofun Member

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    you could also just email it to yourself, you have to be connected to wifi but it still works
  5. DaveiPhone

    DaveiPhone New Member

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    There are a couple of really good reasons. The biggest ones are that when viewing with MobileSafari (via Apache) you can rotate and zoom properly. The PDFViewer can't rotate at all, and the zoom is really flakey.

    Also, PDFViewer only lets you select a single document, and then you must exit the program to select a different one. Apache/MobileSafari lets you use normal file tree navigation.
  6. junks

    junks New Member

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    omg thanks, i'm gonna do this... so useful.
  7. junks

    junks New Member

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    I installed Apache and the Test Page is good, however when I WinSCP into /Library there is no /WebServer... how can this be the case?
  8. junks

    junks New Member

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    oops i was in the wrong /Library
  9. JonSingh12

    JonSingh12 New Member

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    Yea this meathod i've used for awhile now but sucks for book format the book app does great it remembers your position where you left off and you can easily get a pdf to html converter for free drag in all your books let them convert them drag into the respectable folder.
  10. in/flux

    in/flux New Member

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    AWESOME TIP
    thanks!!!

    PDFViewer zooming is tacky and no rotating.

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