Posts Tagged Adobe AIR

PDF Reader/Bookmarker based on AIR (A Failed Attempt)

After seeing this sample application, I had high hopes in creating an AIR application which can load a PDF file, render it and have the usual Adobe Reader controls.

But the moment you try to close the application, it will save the current page you are reading and when you open the application again some time in the future, it will bring you back to exactly where you left off.

Something like the bookmarker.js from the PDF Hacks book or this plugin variant but better (at least that’s what I think).

That was until I discovered that AIR didn’t have (yet) that tight integration with PDF that I was looking for.

If you’ve seen the example application, you may be wondering how the developer was able to control navigation of the PDF file. As it turned out, the PDF he created had additional document level JavaScript that he invoked from AIR.

As far as I know, document level JavaScript can only be added through software such as Adobe Acrobat (which is NOT free, unlike the basic Adobe Reader).

Ah too bad, I’ll probably give it another shot in the next releases of Adobe AIR.

Until then.


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Creating Mashups with Adobe Flex and AIR for $10

For a limited time, this e-book will be available for $10 at Apress’ daily deal site.

1590599365 Creating Mashups with Adobe Flex and AIR

Just got myself a copy (which by the way is my 6th e-book deal purchase from Apress).

I should probably get a frequent buyer card (if there’s such a thing).

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Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide

This book has been released under Creative Commons License and is available for download…

Yes, for FREE!

0596518374 Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide

You can checkout Mike Chamber’s blog for more details.

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