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getting PDF files off internet (offline reading ?)

Post by duikkie » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:38 am

maybe it is some sort of protection

but i want a pdf file (sd specification version 4.00) in offline reading

all links have pdf that i can read when online ( in my case slow paging)

if i have the hole PDF , i can read it offline.

is it possible ?

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Post by jgharston » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:15 pm

Just double-click on it? That works for me (Windows XP/Adobe Reader XI).

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Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:16 pm

Can you add a link to the doc you mean? I did find this one that I could download on my iPad (an iPad is mouse mat with a user selectable image 8) ). But that is version 4.10.
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Post by Prime » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:15 pm

What web browser are you using? What OS?

I know recent versions of Firefox (for example) have built in pdf readers that can be a bit crap....75% of the this pdf prints out wrong errors I get at work are down to that.

If you have acrobat reader installed I believe for firefox you can revert to using that, though by default it doesn't display the toolbar, hit F8 then you will have the toolbar that has the save icon on.

If you can get the full URL of the actual file then you can use a tool like wget to download the file to your local machine. wget is installed by default on most Linux installs and is available for Windows & MacOS too.

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Post by duikkie » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:34 pm

this is the link
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/pls/si ... index.html

part1 for simple souls :)

i have windows xp, firefox.

i allso downloaden the adobe reader x11 , not for firefox

but still reading online.

if you go to a page like 156 you have to wait ......
not nice ..

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Post by duikkie » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:36 pm

yeah that the one , but online :(
DutchAcorn wrote:Can you add a link to the doc you mean? I did find this one that I could download on my iPad (an iPad is mouse mat with a user selectable image 8) ). But that is version 4.10.

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Post by george.h » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:12 pm

duikkie wrote:yeah that the one , but online :(
With each of the document links in the column "Title of Specification", have you tried right clicking on each link and selecting "Save target as" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Firefox) instead of double clicking? Then go looking for it in Firfox's downloads (normally your Downloads folder).

That will download the whole PDF for you to view off line unless there is something amiss in the configuration of your laptop.
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Post by duikkie » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:49 pm

strange :) , but if i use firefox and then load part1-400 it goes online ?

if i now use adobe reader X1 , it loads and stay offline ;)

much faster reading possible if offline.
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duikkie wrote:yeah that the one , but online :(
With each of the document links in the column "Title of Specification", have you tried right clicking on each link and selecting "Save target as" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Firefox) instead of double clicking? Then go looking for it in Firfox's downloads (normally your Downloads folder).

That will download the whole PDF for you to view off line unless there is something amiss in the configuration of your laptop.

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Post by george.h » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:59 pm

duikkie wrote:strange , but if i use firefox and then load part1-400 it goes online ?if i now use adobe reader X1 , it loads and stay offline much faster reading possible if offline.
And you are definitely downloading the whole document first by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save Link As"? Then finding the downloaded version in Downloads using Windows Explorer?
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Post by duikkie » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:37 pm

i use firefox , but still if i use firefox it goes online, and i have to wait moving from page 1 to 200 and back to page 25 waiting ...... and then it shows

if i use adobe reader X1 , i can do it offline ???

the fact are the facts :) , i stop wondering about pc and internet beyond the machines with more then 8088 :), dos ...

it is now #-o #-o #-o , and if its working stop wondering how, i am to old for it :)
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duikkie wrote:strange , but if i use firefox and then load part1-400 it goes online ?if i now use adobe reader X1 , it loads and stay offline much faster reading possible if offline.
And you are definitely downloading the whole document first by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save Link As"? Then finding the downloaded version in Downloads using Windows Explorer?

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Post by george.h » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:03 am

duikkie wrote:i use firefox , but still if i use firefox it goes online, and i have to wait moving from page 1 to 200 and back to page 25 waiting ...... and then it shows

if i use adobe reader X1 , i can do it offline ???

the fact are the facts , i stop wondering about pc and internet beyond the machines with more then 8088 , dos ...

it is now , and if its working stop wondering how, i am to old for it
Well I've tried it on both Windows 7 with FireFox and just now on one of my XP machines using FireFox 35.0.1 and Save Link As works just fine. It downloads the whole document which I can read off line using Adobe Reader. If trying to do that your PC insists on going on line then there is something wrong on your PC, possibly it has the file association for ".pdf" screwed up causing it to launch the wrong application.
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Post by s1paulr » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:33 am

The PDF viewer in Firefox (in the version I have anyway) has a series of icons at the top right of the page. One of these (it looks like page with a down arrow) allows you to download the file and either to save the file or open it in Adobe Reader. Hope this helps.

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Post by nOmArch » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:07 pm

What a lovely picnic we're having.
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