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PDF Reader for Windows Mobile 5.0

I have been searching solidly for a PDF reader for my new Windows Mobile 5.0 iPAQ.

Does anyone know of a simple solution to reading PDFs on WM5?

I have been on the Adobe reader site and the best they can do is version 2.0 - which is for PPC 2003 - and won't work on WM5.

I often download pdf's in my email when I am out and about an a PC based converter is useless to me - it needs to be a viewer based on the mobile device.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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RickJCommented:
I had been told that V1.0 works on WM5. Not sure where you can get it. I will look.
I have also been told that ClearVue PDF works well. It costs (not much) get it here.
http://www.westtek.com/pocketpc/pdf/

I have WM5 device, but have not tried any of these.
I will try now and let you know how it goes.
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metro9Author Commented:
Thanks RickJ

Look forward to further feedback from you!
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RickJCommented:
Hello metro9,

Here are the results of my testing...
I could not get ClearVue to work. It installed but doc appeared blank.

I installed V1.0 and it worked a treat!!  (And its free)
Get it here. Hopefully it works for you.

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobatreader/win/pocketpc/acrobatreader-ppc2002.exe
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metro9Author Commented:
Thanks for the testing RickJ

Unfortunately, it loads to the point on WM5 where it asks where I would like to locate the software.

I choose 'device' and after some time tells me that it can not be installed.

I tried loading onto the sd card  - same issue.

Any ideas?
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RickJCommented:
What device?
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RickJCommented:
What error does it give?
Try installing wihtout the sd card in.
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metro9Author Commented:
its a hx2490 ipaq - just says that the application can not be loaded successfully.

Will try now without the sd card installed
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rockiroadsCommented:
I have found a way how adobe reader 2.0 will work on wm5. Simply follow these steps:
 
-Install Adobe Reader 2.0 on your PPC
-Install Total Commander avaiable here: http://www.ghisler.com/pocketpc.htm 
Only with total commander you can change the registry
- start the Total Commander and go to "\" which will lead you to the registry
- in "HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAdobeAdobe Reader4.0AdobeViewer" you have to change the entry: EULA from "0" to "1"
 
Done! Now adobe 2.0 should work on your PPC!


This came from this site (not me!!!)

http://www.wm5fixsite.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=186&Itemid=35
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Try The NetFront Browser to view PDFs..
http://www.windowsfordevices.com/news/NS2898709948.html

Or you can try pocketxpdf...

Or reinstall Adobe 2.0 in force VGA mode and switch off security.

Here's a list of the compatible programs for wm5.
http://www.aximsite.com/boards/showthread.php?t=98578
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NerdxCommented:
Dear metro9,

I believe Reader Mobile is a reasonably good product for viewing PDF files etc. It is only $19.95 from this site (which is around £10 in UK):

Reader Mobile: http://software.treonauts.com/product.asp?id=5735

I'd recommend you try the free trial version first - as it may not work.

Hope this helps - GL

~ Nerd
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metro9Author Commented:
Thanks for all of the input.

Just an update...

Adobe Reader 1.0

Still getting errors with whatever I do when installing Adobe reader 1.0 - I even did a hard reset last night - loaded it up but still got an error - so I think it is safe to say that reader 1.0 won't work on this ipaq!  Incidentally - a friend of mine did the same think on a Dell Axim - no problems - so I assume it is an iPAQ thing.

Adobe Reader 2.0

Tried loading total commander - no idea how to use it!!! Instructions were a bit vague on the website so I sort of gave up!

Am in the process of loading on Reader Mobile - will post feedback shortly!


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metro9Author Commented:
Thanks all for your assistance.

I loaded on the 'Reader' program - as recommended by Nerdx.  It cost $12 US and provided a good product that allows you to search etc.

I did have some problems with putting in the rego code - but I emailed their support dept who was pretty quick to help me out.

Thanks
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