Why won't Prezi for iPad display embedded PDF files?

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I have a prezi that has an embeded PDF file. Works fine from IE 8. But on my iPad, iOS 4.2, the PDF does not display. I can view PDF files with several othet iPad apps but not within the prezi.
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Peter Halacsy, Employee

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Dear Peter,

the current version of prezi ipad doesn't support the pdf display. It's an annoying limitation but first we focused on texts, frames, images, path.

Thank you for giving a try.

peter
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Hi Peter... any update on this? It's been a while and still no joy. Grazie.
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Cris Guenter

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May 25, 2011
I'm giving a Prezi presentation for my university colleagues using my iPad2. The embedded pdf links do not work with the iPad, but do just fine on the computer. I see that others have asked this question. Can you tell us what the expected timeline is for being able to do this, especially since many other apps are capable of viewing the hyperlinks?
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This topic has been active for three-plus months. There has been no indication from Prezi that a fix is in the works, so I would not plan on having the feature ready for your presentation if it is during this school year. :-(
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the iPad version still way to go to be mature, ... external VGA, PDF display are all key to attract end user!!! can't really make decision with so many limitations... though this is so cool in may aspects .... :-(
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Will this feature be a priority for Prezi? Prezi is great for directing the focus of the presentation but the editing features still needs ppt to jazz it up a bit.
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fdofdeznava

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In my Ipad doesn,t support videos to, why?
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Ben McCune

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Was glad to find the import from PowerPoint/Keynote to pdf's but surprised to find none of the pdf slides play on the iPad version. Definitely limits Prezi on the iPad - Was happy to find that the YouTube Videos played fine from the iPad.
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I prepared my prezi file but ı can not upload to prezi.com. "Failed to upload media" on screen! I want to upload and download to my ipad. if another way is on ipad, please write how? thanks...
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hola por favor ayudame, no puedo abrir mis prezis antiguos me sale un aviso que dice que mi prezi no existe.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
iPad app doesn't show PDF files.
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Seems like a big item to leave off of the initial app, given how much users have been directed to use .pdf files as a workaround for ensuring image clarity (getting vector-quality images that hold up well with the zooming function).

I love having the app for the iPad -- but would have been willing to wait a while longer if it meant knowing that I'd be able to show my Prezis without problems.

Thanks in advance for jumping on this one for an early update.
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Agreed, doesn't make sense when the only way to make images look decent is with pdfs. Huge bummer as we have a big conference coming up tomorrow and have planned our marketing completely around Prezi iPad presentations. Guess we made a mistake assuming Prezi would put out an app that actually works the way it is supposed to.
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Aaron, we implemented a new image smoothing feature. You don't need to embed pictures into pdfs anymore.
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where can I find this new image smoothing feature??
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It is active by default. If you zoom into a bitmap (as opposed to vector) image, you should notice at some point that it gets blurry/smooth instead of pixelated.
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OK thanks, but still the pdf shows better than the JPG
Editing my prezi on my laptop, I can't import bitmap
only Adobe Acrobat Document (=pdf) of JPG
The BMP does not show (so what do you mean by "...zoom into a bitmap..."
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I meant bitmap, the group of pixel-based file types as opposed to the group of vector-based. BMP is just one of those ;-)
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Right,
new lesson learned ;-))
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Cathryne

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You're welcome :-)
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OK you started with texts, frames, images and path. But when do you think this PDF problem will be solved?
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Peter Halacsy, Employee

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Well, first we should finish fixing the current features :((
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I suppose being able to show pdf's is not simple, as pdf's are now converted to swf, and we all know Apple does not like swf ;-0
However, according to this post: http://techblog.floorplanner.com/2010...
iPad can play svg...
And there just happens to be (static) swf to svg translators, see:
http://swf2svg.sourceforge.net/

Kind regards,

Roel
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Can't wait for this to be fixed
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Guys, you should not launch a product when it is obviously not ready.
You must invest more in development. I had nothing but trouble with Prezi thus far.
Actually, I laughed after Prezi for iPad didn ́t show my pdfs. What else could I expect from this company ?! You had the best idea in the area of presentations and you are destroying it with bugs and more bugs.
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I love prezi and think it's an awesome product! The fact that it has some limitations, albeit very important ones, does not take away from the awesomeness of it and the idea of it!
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Thanks for working on this issue.
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Yes, Prezi is a cool product, i understand and accept some sort of quick & dirty release politics, but pleeeease fix this one. Ooo and by the way, if you could do something for the videos on the iPad, that would be killer app.
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Worked ALL afternoon to prepare a Prezi, finished it, drove to borrow an iPad from someone who's letting my nonprofit use it for presentations, only to open my Prezi on it and then see that PDFs didn't display. Thanks for the waste of an entire day AND a failed presentation, now that I don't have enough time to re-create the project with something other than embedded PDFs. Not to mention, PDFs were the ONLY way that my text as images would display in an acceptable resolution without being ridiculously pixelated.

FAIL Prezi. Epic FAIL.
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bieri090977

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Dood, use a laptop instead of the iPad app!
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Cathryne

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Please watch your language, both! The current limits of the iPad app are listed on http://prezi.com/learn/ipad-support/, please consult them before a purchase. There is no need to to insult Prezi for these limitations, nor to insult other users if they forgot to check.
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It's funny. Apple sells a cool looking sh*t working piece of machinery worth $800 that cannot read flash because they say so, and people get mad at Prezi. This is like getting mad at web designers because their webs can't be seen on IE6.
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Hi there, seem's like we have experienced the same issue.
Is there a work around to get the prezi working on an iPad in the short term?

we have a huge prezi presentation with all PDF images that needs to be displayed on the iPad for a conference.

please advise,
thank you
D
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an app called ISwifter. Open browser within that app. Get to the Prezi website and see your presentation.
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So I tried this. It might work o.k. in an "emergency". It was very slow going but I could view a wide variety of formats. I could also "edit" the Prezi. I could add text and change the size/color of the font. This app has a free 7 day trial and then a subscription charge. Would only be worth it in a last minute--"must have" situation. It's not a long-term fix.
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Its not only .pdf's - also imported graphics, thats been converted to .swg by prezi. None of my many presentations work.
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Bought a book on how to get better image quality on prezi. None of my prezis work because it's all made of swf and pdf. The only way, for now, is to open prezi in a browser of another app... ISwifter, though functionnality of ipad controls is gone here but controls are the same as with a mouse on a computer.
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I uploaded pdfs into my prezi presentation and when I view them on the iPad app, they are not viewable. Any suggestions?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Viewing PDF in Prezi for iPad.
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d'Oh! It seems like every time I think I accomplish something in Prezi, there is some key downfall, in this case the iPad app not displaying pdf's, than makes all my effort seem like a waste of time.
The downfall of Prezi really catching on will be that months or years go by after many users note basic problems and no indication from Prezi on a timeline for when to expect a fix.
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so i have some .pdf's to import, which file type should i import them into Prezi as so they look the cleanest?
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I agree with many of the comments here. This is such an important feature. Why would you be talking about new products coming when the existing products don't work. Sure we could read then "fine print". I never have to read the fine print from apps I depend on.
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@Gregory I use the snapshot feature in Acrobat reader and then export to PNG. Pretty clean and reasonable file size. Do set the correct DPI setting for snapshots, I use 300dpi for a screen filling (normally A0-sized) cad drawing, which results in a usable 10megapixel snapshot. For simple images or text a 72dpi snapshot will do.
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Seems like a potential workaround, but why doesn't Prezi do this on the server? It seems like it wouldn't be a lot of work on their end and would avoid disappointment and frustration for customers.
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thks worked well
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I use this tip => in my powerpoint I save as with the Gif format. I import the gif images I have saved (really quick and simple) and I use them for may prezi. No more problem with the iPad apps and really easy to change one page of the prezi
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Please fix this soon!!! Need it badly makes for great presentations! I use it in class, my students all have ipads and it would be easier for them to view the document directly in prezi.

PLEASE!!! Important feature!
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The solution is to use the webbased version on your Ipad. I don't use the ipad app any more, instead I use splashtop to connect to my office PC and use its chrome to view and use prezi.com.

Not ideal for all, I know - but for me,it works.
Peter
(This message is written on my ipad using splashtop)
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there is a web navigator on Ipad, the question is : does it have a "full screen" display ?

(I don't have an Ipad, but I'm interested for others to read my prezis ...)
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I know you guys are working on it, and a "me too" is probably not useful, but

me too

I have moved my entire classroom workflow to my ipad, and prezi is the only holdover. I use prezi for my first lecture (the dry course information stuff) and it works great, but it means that I need to take my laptop for the first class, and then use my ipad for everything else.

Please, Please, PDFs.
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at least 8 months waiting for a solution and counting ...
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Jorge, you can upgrade now

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