PDF Activity

The PDF activity is used to quickly and easily embed a PDF document into your Android application. Your PDF document will be opened external to your app (existence of Adobe Reader app recommended).

Example Screenshots

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Adding a PDF Activity

To add a PDF activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select PDF from the list.

Now let's take a look at the PDF Activity settings.

Settings

Activity Name

The name that you want to give your activity, this will appear on the dashboard and navigation drawer. It can be whatever you want but should probably describe what it is used for.

Subtitle

A few words describing this activity. This subtitle text may be displayed on the dashboard if the dashboard's item style supports it.

Description

A longer paragraph describing this activity. This description text may be displayed on the dashboard if the dashboard's item style supports it.

Position

This is a relative index that controls the order of the activities in your application. The position will effect where your activity is displayed on the dashboard and navigation drawer. For more information on this setting please read: How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard.

Build this activity (include it in the app)

Whether or not this activity will be included in the app. This may be useful if you're creating different versions of your app that you want to contain different content.

Hide this activity (don't list it on any dashboards or navigation drawer)

When selected, this activity won't show on the dashboard or the navigation drawer. You can still access this activity from an HTML-based activity using it's Activity URL. For more information, refer to the topic Linking to Another Activity.

Theme

The Theme setting allows you to inherit theme settings from the global theme, parent theme, or override the theme settings for the activity. See the Activity Theme topic for descriptions of these settings.

Images

The Images section allows you to provide the images that will be used to represent it on it's parent dashboard and navigation drawer. See the Activity Images topic for descriptions of these settings.

Toolbar

This activity type does not contain a user interface therefore these Toolbar settings do not apply. See the Activity Toolbar topic for descriptions of these settings.

Details

PDF File

The PDF document that you want to add to your app. The maximum file size is 15 MB. Click the 'Browse' button to select your PDF document to upload.

Note that this will add to the total size of your app -- if you're planning to publish your app in Google Play, be aware that Google Play only allows apps up to 100 MB in size.

In general you should try to keep your file sizes as small as possible.

Activity URL

The unique reference URL for this activity that can be used for linking to it. For an example of it's usage, refer to the topic Linking to Another Activity.

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