PDF import?

Josh Mellicker josh at dvcreators.net
Sat May 8 17:06:10 EDT 2010


We used Automator on Mac to convert to JPEG, then stored the images on a card in the stack.

I will find some non-copyrighted content so I can show you.


On May 8, 2010, at 11:38 AM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:

> Can I look at what you've done? Sounds intriguing. Do you convert the PDFs to JPGs automatically on the fly?
> 
> -- Peter
> 
> Peter M. Brigham
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> 
> 
> On May 8, 2010, at 12:49 PM, Josh Mellicker wrote:
> 
>> Peter,
>> 
>> What we do is turn PDFs into individual JPEGs and we've built a cool viewer that offers single and two page display, jump to any chapter, does a simple wipe on page turns, and even plays randomly chosen page turn sounds if you want, which strangely enhances the experience!
>> 
>> We also allow controlled printing, bypassing the print dialog to prevent "printing to PDF".
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Josh
>> 
>> On May 8, 2010, at 5:09 AM, Peter Brigham MD <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Thanks for reminding me of the tempname, I'll end up using it. Thanks to William & Jim for trying out the browser window technique for displaying PDFs. I'll get busy trying these work-arounds.
>>> 
>>> -- Peter
>>> 
>>> Peter M. Brigham
>>> pmbrig at gmail.com
>>> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>>> 
>>> On May 7, 2010, at 12:40 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Peter,
>>>> 
>>>> Not really. We are probably doing the things that "other" apps do - we just
>>>> don't see it. Similarly, we can't do things like play audio from a variable
>>>> - not sure why but it may be that there always has to be some kind of file
>>>> to be a buffer for the audio to stream properly without glitches.
>>>> 
>>>> You should check out , if you haven't already,   the tempName....
>>>> 
>>>> On 7 May 2010 08:49, Peter Brigham MD <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> What I want to do is to import a PDF image into a stack as a customprop. I
>>>>> anticipate using this for sensitive documents that will need to be contained
>>>>> within a password-protected stack, and I don't want the files themselves
>>>>> left on the user's disk drive. It looks as if I'll have to store the PDF
>>>>> binary file as a customprop then delete the file, and then when the user
>>>>> wants to access the stored file spit the PDF out to disk on demand for
>>>>> viewing and printing using Preview, then delete the file from disk when
>>>>> done. Is there any other way? Can I print an image from a player control? Or
>>>>> even better, is there a Rev external that will convert PDF files to an
>>>>> importable image?
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