Tutorial - PDF to Safari & Splitting large PDFs (Mac)

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View Local PDF Files & Split Large PDFs
This quick tutorial explains how to view local PDF files on your iPhone using Safari. Because Safari has a file size limit, files over 5-6 megs will need to be split into smaller files. This will also be covered, although for Mac only for the time being.

What You'll Need:
• New Installer Source http://sleepers.net/iPhonerepo
• For PDF Splitting, PDFLab (Mac Only)
http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/pdflab/

1 Install Safari Plugin
• Launch Safari
• Tap Sources
• Tap Edit
• Tap Add
• Type: http://sleepers.net/iPhonerepo
• Hit Ok and refresh the sources
• Browse to 1.1.3 Tweaks
• Find 1.1.3 Safari Patch and Install it



2 Copy PDF file to Your iPhone
• Connect into your iPhone with CyberDuck, WinSCP or iBrickr
• Browse to /var/mobile/Media and create a folder named "pdf"
• Upload your PDF files to /var/mobile/Media/pdf

3 Browse to Your Local PDF File in Safari
• Launch Safari
• Tap the URL Bar and Enter:
• file:///var/mobile/Media/pdf/yourpdfname.pdf
• Note the 3 "/'s" thats not a typo
• Max file size for PDFs is roughly 5-6 megs

4 Split Large PDF Files for Safari *Optional **Mac Only



• Open the PDFlab Disk Image from the download link above
• Launch PDF Lab and drag your large PDF file into it's window
• Click the PDF file in the window, and then click the Arrow to show the page listing
• Make sure your PDF is clicked and highlighted
• In the box to the right with the page numbers, type in 1-10 or whatever you want to split the PDF file down to
• Press the Create PDF Button
• Select Your Save Destination and Filename when done
• Transfer it to your iPhone

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jNK8bOidvlI

 

ocsteven

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Still unable to open the PDF

Hi,

I followed your instructions exactly but when I point the URL to the Media/PDF/filename.pdf. Safari told me that "no file exists at the address". What's did I do wrong? please advise.

Thanks


View Local PDF Files & Split Large PDFs
This quick tutorial explains how to view local PDF files on your iPhone using Safari. Because Safari has a file size limit, files over 5-6 megs will need to be split into smaller files. This will also be covered, although for Mac only for the time being.

What You'll Need:
• New Installer Source http://sleepers.net/iPhonerepo
• For PDF Splitting, PDFLab (Mac Only)
http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/pdflab/

1 Install Safari Plugin
• Launch Safari
• Tap Sources
• Tap Edit
• Tap Add
• Type: http://sleepers.net/iPhonerepo
• Hit Ok and refresh the sources
• Browse to 1.1.3 Tweaks
• Find 1.1.3 Safari Patch and Install it



2 Copy PDF file to Your iPhone
• Connect into your iPhone with CyberDuck, WinSCP or iBrickr
• Browse to /var/mobile/Media and create a folder named "pdf"
• Upload your PDF files to /var/mobile/Media/pdf

3 Browse to Your Local PDF File in Safari
• Launch Safari
• Tap the URL Bar and Enter:
• file:///var/mobile/Media/pdf/yourpdfname.pdf
• Note the 3 "/'s" thats not a typo
• Max file size for PDFs is roughly 5-6 megs

4 Split Large PDF Files for Safari *Optional **Mac Only



• Open the PDFlab Disk Image from the download link above
• Launch PDF Lab and drag your large PDF file into it's window
• Click the PDF file in the window, and then click the Arrow to show the page listing
• Make sure your PDF is clicked and highlighted
• In the box to the right with the page numbers, type in 1-10 or whatever you want to split the PDF file down to
• Press the Create PDF Button
• Select Your Save Destination and Filename when done
• Transfer it to your iPhone

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jNK8bOidvlI

 

ocsteven

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Tested with small PDF files and still doesn't work

I tested with small PDF files too and Safari still can't find it.
 

ocsteven

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I figured it out. Thanks

Hi,

I figured out how to point Safari correctly to the file.

Thanks,
Steven
 

x666x

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Sorry for the late response, but were you forgetting to add the extra "/" in there?

It's file:// then one more / for the main directory, so we'd have it looking like:

file:///var/mobile/Media -etc

Please post what you did to get it working incase others run into the same problem, thanks!