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Most of my notes are pdfs created from a Lexmark Pro905 using the built in Evernote widget on the 905.

They work fine using the Evernote Windows client and also when logged into the web interface.

However the when using the Android app on a Samsung Galaxy S I can search and view notes ok but when I press the pdf box on the note to actually view the pdf I get an error message "Error Opening File. It appears to be damaged". I think the message may be generated by the pdf reader "Thinkfree".

I dont get an option to save the pdf first (even if I press and hold the pdf button).

The only way I can read the pdfs is to select the email option and then email them to myself which kind of defeats the purpose of the app.

I dont have a problem if the note is an .xls which is read by the same application (Thinkfree).

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Hi,

Did you try to open the pdf with a different application?

Pls install adobe reader or any other 3rd party pdf viewer and then click on the pdf to open it.

Thanks,

Hemant

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I've install adobe and it gives the same message.

Done a bit more experimenting and it appears that only pdf's orginating from my Pro905 have this issue, although the pdfs from the 905 appear to work everywhere else.

Any ideas?

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I think PDFs created by some all-in-one printers/scanners can not be opened on the Galaxy S in Thinkfree or Adobe. This problem has nothing to do with EN.

Bypassing EN, if you transfer such a PDF to your Galaxy S it won't open. However, if you open that PDF on your computer using Adobe and re-save without any changes, and then transfer to your Galaxy S it will open in Thinkfree or Adobe reader.

At least, this is the way it works on my Canon MP730 all in one printer/scanner.

Thanks,

AndreasM

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Thanks for the info.

I installed Beamreader (just picked it at random) and it can read those pdfs ok...so at least now I have a working solution.

Thinkfree and Adobe must be a bit more picky.

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