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Old 02-10-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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Program to open .spdf Files


I recently installed Mint over Windows XP (yesterday) and forgot that I have a textbook that I downloaded (legally) that is marked as a .spdf file. When I try to view them Mint prompts me to choose a program to use. What program can I use to view the files? Also, since I'm new to this, could you get me started on installing the program?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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Save the file to disk and use a pdf tool to open it.


http://www.isyougeekedup.com/how-to-...-restrictions/

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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I don't think you realize that the OP no longer has Windows. Using cups-pdf is a good idea to print the file as a pdf file he can read in Linux, but it needs to use a Windows program to view it before printing. The article is for XP users. He would maybe need to run XP virtually to open the document before printing.

Is this file readable in adobe's acroread program (after supplying a password)? Maybe another student could open the spdf file on their computer and print it on your cups server over the network.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:34 PM   #4
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You can download several different PDF readers including acroread with Linux Mint using the Synaptic Package Manager. I am using Linux Mint 7 and just do a search for pdf and you'll get a list of different software packages that work with PDF files. To access Synaptic click Menu. When the menu comes up look on the left hand side under System and click on Package Manager. It will ask you for your password. After you enter your password Synaptic will start. Click on Search and enter pdf in the search box and click Search. It will then display several packages in the box on the upper right hand side. On mine acroread is the second entry. Check the boxes of the packages you want and click Mark for Installation. Once you select all the packages you want click Apply and the packages will start downloading.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 04:35 AM   #5
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Quote:
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I don't think you realize that the OP no longer has Windows. Using cups-pdf is a good idea to print the file as a pdf file he can read in Linux, but it needs to use a Windows program to view it before printing. The article is for XP users. He would maybe need to run XP virtually to open the document before printing.

Is this file readable in adobe's acroread program (after supplying a password)? Maybe another student could open the spdf file on their computer and print it on your cups server over the network.


I think you are misinterpreting and misunderstanding me.
The first suggestion is for software available on linux.
The second is if the secure pdf won't open and the poster needs some software to do the job.

Stop making false assumptions.
 
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http://www.isyougeekedup.com/how-to-...-restrictions/

Looks correct to me. Did I read it wrong?

Is there a better solution?

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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The article deals with using a pdf printer to print the .spdf from the windows program that can read it, converting an spdf to a pdf file.
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I had to install the Oracle IRM unsealer in order to view my chapters.

These .pdf's cannot be opened without the unsealer program, which authenticates you and unlocks the document. However, you're not home free once the document is unlocked.
The OP no longer has Windows installed or the Oracle IRM unsealer to view it in the first place. The solution will work, but someone else has to open the document with the oracle program and print to his pdf printer. After that, any pdf viewer will work.
 
  


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