Friday 10 August 2012

Enhanced support for PDF files

A new media engine to support PDF files

Almost directly related to the same video suffrage that mobile and tablet units have with video, the same issues are also true with the popular Adobe Reader package. Whilst highly portable and successful for desktop devices such as Linux, Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows – Adobe use their own PDF “App” to provide web support for their PDF format.

Unfortunately they do not [as yet] provide the ability to actively embed a PDF file for use directly within a website. They do however, provide a freely downloadable Adobe Reader “App” as a download from iTunes or Google Play Store.

Our team have re-written our PDF detector to now provide ‘fallback’ support for any mobile and tablet devices that do not have the “App” installed. This means that even if the user has not installed the free application, that the file will be downloaded to the device.

Again, My Learning highly recommend that users download and install the “Adobe Reader” application from their respective application store in order to support Adobe PDF files.

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