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Ands pdf
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General
Author(s)Albinofrenchy
TypeUtilities
Version1.4
LicenceMixed
Links
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Ands-PDF is a PDF reader for the DS. The ands-pdf project aims at providing a solid PDF viewer to NDS users.

It was part of the NEO Spring Coding Compo 2009, ranked 2nd in the APP section.

Features

  • Can read most PDF files
  • Supports zooming, panning, and flipping through pages
  • 'Preview' button to display a 'mini' view of the document
  • Require less memory compare to old version

Installation

  1. Download and extract file to your card, putting the 'font' folder in the root.
  2. Be sure to also put PDF documents on the card

User guide

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Control

General:

Start - new file ('B' will cancel this operation.)
Select + Up/Down - adjusts the screen brightness
B - toggles view mode between normal document view mode and reader view mode

Normal Viewer Mode:

D-Pad - pans the document
X - toggles between book mode and normal mode
R or A - next page
L or Y - previous page

Reader Mode:

Right/Left - moves page forward/backward
Up/Down - moves page text up or down

Known Issues

Large files or files with many images will cause the program to run out of memory and quit.

Compatibility

Tested on: FlashCard M3 Real with Sakura firmware 1.34

FlashCard DSTT with firmware 1.17
Flashcard R4 with firmware 1.18

Changelog

v1.4

  • New viewing mode. This is the 'reader' mode. More on that later.
  • D-pad now pans the screen. I got alot of requests for this one!
  • File browser is now filtered; will only show PDF files. Note that it will show folders that don't have PDF files in them.
  • You can now adjust the backlit brightness by holding down Select + Up/Down arrows.
  • You can now cancel out of the file browser with 'B', or by clicking the file browser button again.
  • Rendering is getting progressively faster.
  • Mini-help screen and info screen on startup.
  • Added splash screen. If you find this annoying, remove the splash files in the FONTS folder, and it will bypass this step.
  • Fonts are external now. This gives us alot more memory to play with at the expense of higher load times on certain PDF's. (Note: I took out the dingbats font. If anyone as a PDF that has dingbats, I will hand out that file too... It is much larger though).