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Old 10 November 2018, 12:19   #1
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Two new PDF viewers released: RNOPDF 1.0 and RNOComics 1.3

RNOPDF is a compact PDF viewer with a minimal GUI and easy control options. It is available for MorphOS, AmigaOS 3 (68k/68k+FPU/WOS with RTG), AmigaOS 4, Mac (PPC/x86/x64), and Windows (x86/x64).
Features:
- Easy zooming with the mouse
- Recent files list that also remembers last viewed pages too
- Preloads the next page for quicker viewing
- Can export PNG images in various resolutions
- Keyboard and mouse controllable
- Drag & drop loading
- ARexx support on Amiga compatible platforms
- Hollywood source code included

RNOComics is a comic book viewer that can open almost any archive file, PDF file, or a directory with unarchived images, and display the images in it in a GUI designed to read comics. Version 1.3 adds support for PDF files and it is available for MorphOS and AmigaOS 4.
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- Supports CBR, CBZ, CBT, and any other archiving format XAD supports
- Supports PDF files
- Supports online Issuu publications
- Unarchives images on the fly, no HD space or memory wasted
- Read-ahead cache for the next page
- Can continue to the next archive file in a directory with a single command
- Can open directories with unarchived images and work as an image viewer
- MUI GUI with controls as buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts
- Three different layout options: fit width, single page, and double page
- Fullscreen mode option
- Zoom option displays comic's pages at their intended maximum resolution
- Rotate options for portrait mode making viewing/reading easier
- History window with front page thumbnails and page memory
- Backwards reading options for manga comics
- Can save and export images
- Can create thumbnail PNG icons for archives
- Gamma correction options
- Drag & drop loading
- ARexx support

Please visit RNOPDF and RNOComics homepages for more information and download links.

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Old 10 November 2018, 18:45   #2
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Tried the RNO PDF today, works pretty nice thx for this.
Only downside is when i set it to the default PDF viewer trough def icons in OS3.9 and then clicking a PDF file the program starts but doesn't open the PDF file.
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Old 10 November 2018, 20:21   #3
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Hmm.. yea.. I don't remember how OS3.9 def icons do work, I never used them because I already was Magellan2 user at the time when 3.9 came out. But maybe it would require that the program would take a file as an argument as it is, but as Hollywood is a multiplatform program it wants "-" in front of all arguments to be consistent everywhere, and maybe it fails because of that. RNOPDF would need the file given as an argument like this: -file=yourfile.pdf, but I don't know now can you configure deficons that way? But if you're using Magellan2, MorphOS, or other more modern solution, then you can easily configure filetype settings to work with this.
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Old 11 November 2018, 20:00   #4
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Actually I found a way to get the file argument in Hollywood, there was a separate function for that outside the normal option arguments. Argh, should have noticed that earlier... well, I'll make an update in next days and then it will work as a default tool on project icons etc. Thanks for asking
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Old 14 November 2018, 06:43   #5
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New updates are available for the both programs now, deficons should work now.
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Old 14 November 2018, 07:00   #6
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Very cool, thanx!
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Thanks for including the source too.
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Old 16 November 2018, 06:08   #8
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Many thx for this update, works perfect with def icons now.
I really like it so I've sent you a small donation

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Old 16 November 2018, 06:57   #9
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Many thx for this update, works perfect with def icons now.
I really like it so I've sent you a small donation
Thank you, appreciated!
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Old 25 November 2018, 18:16   #10
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Version 1.2 of RNOPDF was released:
- Added rotate options
- Pages can be exported to custom resolutions
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Old 29 August 2019, 14:32   #11
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RNOPDF 1.3 has been released:
- Added search functionality
- Supports links in documents
- Supports bookmarks in documents
- Added text exporting options
- Can open password protected files
- Can display documents' meta-data and other information
- Can flush Polybios.ext from memory at exit on Amiga compatibles
- Added fullscreen mode
- More compatible with PDF files, thanks to endianness fixes in Polybios
- Logo stays visible if the program fails to load a file
- "Jump back" option to swap between the current and previously viewed page
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Old 29 August 2019, 15:11   #12
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nice pdf viewer!

how exactly does settings/zoom level work? if i change these settings 2x/3x/4x, nothing happens. nothing at all.
is it possible to always display current page on gui with buttons to go back/forward and a textfield to enter page?
how do i set up workbench 3.9 to use rnopdf for opening pdf files automatically on doubleclick on any pdf file?

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nice pdf viewer!
Thanks!

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how exactly does settings/zoom level work? if i change these settings 2x/3x/4x, nothing happens. nothing at all.
The "zoom level" setting defines how much it zooms when you activate the zooming. Zooming can be activated by keeping the left mouse button, middle mouse button, or the special zoom key (shift/ctrl/alt) pressed down.

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is it possible to always display current page on gui with buttons to go back/forward and a textfield to enter page?
My original idea was to make this very simple and not needing any dependencies on any platform (no MUI or anything), so that's why there aren't any buttons, but it's controllable by mouse (wheel) or keyboard (arrow keys and menu shortcuts). Buut maybe I could consider making more GUI functionality in the future...

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how do i set up workbench 3.9 to use rnopdf for opening pdf files automatically on doubleclick on any pdf file?
I went to Magellan2 before 3.9 was released, so haven't needed that functionality from 3.9 at all, but I think you can configure DefIcons there somehow... maybe this helps? Or check your Prefs drawer for DefIcons... or maybe Mr-Z can explain better
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Thanks for that update, that software is getting better and better !
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i edited deficons for pdf to be opened by rnopdf, it works for some .pdf files but not all. there are some .pdf files which display "ascii" in information/icon tab. so these weird .pdf files are still opened by editpad. although they have no icon. where does this come from? as i said, these files don't have an icon (.info file) these are just pdfs like every other pdf. see screenshots (in screenshot 3 there are 2 .pdf files which are correctly opened with rnopdf (amigafever1/2) and there are 2 .pdf files (amigafever3/4) which are opened by editpad because of this ascii thingamajigs. and if i try to open one of these weird .pdf files (amigafever3 or 4), system crashes (screenshot 4).
i'd like to attach one of these weird .pdf files, but unfortunately they are too big (20mb).
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i zoned one of these weird .pdf files: http://eab.abime.net/zone/not_viewable_with_rnopdf.pdf
trying to open it with rnopdf results in crash (...wait for disc activity to finish, guru meditation).
good old apdf can at least open it but there are errors and next/previous buttons don't work.
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Hmm.. hard to say. That PDF file seems to work fine under MorphOS with RNOPDF... and with APDF and VPDF too. MorphOS also recognizes it as a PDF file. So I can't see anything suspicious on it on this system now... I'll try with some classic Amiga setup some other day, don't have time just now. Thanks for providing the example though.
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i edited deficons for pdf to be opened by rnopdf, it works for some .pdf files but not all. there are some .pdf files which display "ascii" in information/icon tab. so these weird .pdf files are still opened by editpad. although they have no icon. where does this come from? as i said, these files don't have an icon (.info file)
This is a file association problem, in your system the Def_icon is badly associated, if you attach one of these files I can give you the icon with the right association.

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i zoned one of these weird .pdf files: http://eab.abime.net/zone/not_viewable_with_rnopdf.pdf
trying to open it with rnopdf results in crash (...wait for disc activity to finish, guru meditation).
good old apdf can at least open it but there are errors and next/previous buttons don't work.
On my system OS3 PDF files are associated with RNOPDF and I had no problem seeing your attached document.

To cure the Guru this should be necessary:
- Codesets.library
- Library Hollywood "polybios.hwp + polybios.ext"

If you use the libraries and RNOPDF FPU you must use a system with FPU

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This is a file association problem, in your system the Def_icon is badly associated, if you attach one of these files I can give you the icon with the right association.
there is only ONE pdf set within deficons, set to rnopdf, so what is badly associated? it is associated to rnopdf, so what is bad about it? i don't see anything wrong. and still some pdfs are recognized, some are not, see screenshot, window below.

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On my system OS3 PDF files are associated with RNOPDF and I had no problem seeing your attached document.

To cure the Guru this should be necessary:
- Codesets.library
- Library Hollywood "polybios.hwp + polybios.ext"
codesets.library is v6.20 (04. august 2016), so which version is needed? polybios.hwp and polibios.exp are the ones which came with rnopdf itsself, they are in the same folder with rnopdf. so these two CAN'T be wrong, as they come from developer of rnopdf himself!

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If you use the libraries and RNOPDF FPU you must use a system with FPU
i get the same crash/guru if i try rnopdf_os3 (no fpu), so it's NOT fpu related.
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On my system OS3 PDF files are associated with RNOPDF and I had no problem seeing your attached document.
Although you have interesting total pages number I wonder where that comes...
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