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Can I view PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com on my iPad?
Yes. While the iBooks application that now comes pre-installed on iPads works pretty well for reading PDF files, we have had better luck with the inexpensive GoodReader application for iPad.
From your iPad you can browse to DriveThruRPG.com and make a purchase, or visit the Account page to download a title you have already purchased. When the file downloads, iPad's Safari web browser will ask you if you want to open the PDF file into an application. You can then store the PDF in applications like iBooks and GoodReader.
The GoodReader application also has a built in web browser that you can use within that application. The PDF will download directly to GoodReader and will save them to your iPad for you.
The iPad does have a problem displaying certain images within some PDFs. If you find that a title you purchased displays blank space in place of images in a PDF, please Contact Us and we can get the file corrected.
Can I view PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com on my Kindle Fire?
Yes. The Kindle Fire is a powerful tool for anyone who is a fan of electronic books like what we carry on this site. However, due to its unique way of handling downloaded content, there is an optimal way for you to manage your downloads from us on your Kindle Fire.
Download and install the FREE Adobe Reader app (why?). To do this, select APPS, then select STORE (upper right). At the very top, use the Search function and enter "Adobe Reader." Download and install Adobe Reader.
Use the Web option on your Kindle Fire to navigate to this site.
Make purchases as normal, and/or go to you MY LIBRARY and find your already-purchased PDFs that you wish to download onto your Kindle Fire.
Once the download is complete, go to APPS and open Adobe Reader.
After opening it, touch the area at the top that says DOCUMENTS.
You will have two lists to peruse - the first one says "/mnt/sdcard/Documents". This lists all of the PDF documents you have on your Kindle Fire from either direct-connect data transfers (plugging your Fire into a laptop or similar device and transferring PDFs onto the Fire) or from emailing PDFs to yourself by using the Kindle Fire special email address you are provided.
The second list, lower on the screen, says "/mnt/sdcard/Download". This is where any PDFs you download from a source like this site will be found.
Open your PDF and enjoy!
Can I view PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com on my Nook Color?
Yes. There are instructions for adding files to your Nook Color in the user manual that involve hooking it up to your computer with a micro-USB cord. You can also download books directly from DriveThruRPG.com to your Nook Color. Here's how.
From the web browser on your Nook Color you can browse DriveThruRPG.com and make a purchase, or visit the My Library page (in Account) to download a title you have already purchased. When you tap to download the file, the web browser will prompt you with a new window telling you the download is being prepared. It may seem to hang for a minute at this point, but as long as your connection is good, the file will download. You'll be able to find the file on your Nook Color in My Files > My Library > My Downloads.
PDF files with a lot of artwork may render slowly, so be patient with those books. If you run into files that will not display at all, you can try to download them on your computer from My Library on DriveThruRPG.com and transfer them to your Nook Color via USB, and if that doesn't work Contact Us to let us know.
Can I view PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com on my Android Tablet?
Yes. There are actually a number of reader options available in the Android Market. We suggest using the FREE Adobe Reader app or the inexpensive app ezPDF.
Download and install the FREE Adobe Reader app. To do this, select MARKET. At the very top, use the Search function and enter "Adobe Reader." Download and install Adobe Reader.
Alternately, you can download the paid app ezPDF following the same steps above, except search for ezPDF. We've discovered that this application provides a much smoother experience, as well as providing additional options you might appreciate having for using your PDFs.
Use the Web option on your Android Tablet to navigate to this site.
Make purchases as normal, and/or go to My Library and find your already-purchased PDFs that you wish to download onto your Android Tablet.
Once the download is complete, you'll see the file on the bottom right hand corner of your tablet. Click on your download. You'll be able to select a Reader APP to open it. Select your Adobe Reader App or your ezPDF App.
After opening Adobe Reader, touch the area at the top that says DOCUMENTS. If using ezPDF, select the "All PDF" option on the top row.
With both apps, you will have two lists to peruse - the first one says "/mnt/sdcard/Documents". This lists all of the PDF documents you have on your Android Tablet from direct-connect data transfers.
The second list says "/mnt/sdcard/Download". This is where any PDFs you download from a source like this site will be found.