No Prince2 manual on the iPhone?!

April 21, 2010 at 20:23 3 comments

So I bought this heavily DRM-restricted Prince2 2009 PDF for roughly 100 EUR. It is easy to read on the laptop. So far, so good. I didn’t try printing it yet.

Now I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to read it on my iPhone, too? This way I could look things up quickly, or read a few pages on the subway.

After quite some time google-ing around I’ve come to the conclusion that it is not possible at the moment to read Adobe Digital Editions DRM PDFs like the Prince2 2009 manual on the iPhone. The main reason seems to be that Adobe can’t get Flash to work on the iphone. Apart from these technical issues they seem to be unwilling to cooperate with an existing app like Stanza to make their books accessible from the iPhone. If anyone knows a solution, I’d be glad to hear!

The only ‘mobile’ solution for me is then to print it out and carry a heap of paper around all the time ;) (Where the DRM kicks in nicely, as you can print only one copy which will look really messy soon. Oh boy…)

All in all, really annoying! Lesson is learned – be careful with the format of eBooks you’re buying, and check beforehand for available readers on the platforms you need. Grrrr. Why can’t computer stuff just work for a change? Does it always have to be so complicated for consumers?

Entry filed under: Books and Papers, Tekkie Stuff, Thoughts.

Prince2 2009 – What a pleasant surprise! NPV Reloaded

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Andreas Heilwagen  |  May 3, 2010 at 12:44

    Kannst Du ein PDF daraus drucken? Vgl. auch,com_smf/Itemid,14/topic,149136.0



  • 2. Andrew Wilson  |  August 26, 2010 at 17:32

    Sounds like this could be a common problem for alot of people with any DRM protected material, theres a number of products around that will convert a PDF into high res JPEG files. Not sure how DRM impacts on these products, but perhaps one of those could work out?

    Interesting dilemma though.

    • 3. Susanne Bartel  |  August 27, 2010 at 14:01

      Thanks for your comment Andrew. High res JPEG sounds huge for a 300+ pages document though…
      Didn’t find a good solution yet. Maybe I should file a complaint at OGC?

      B.t.w. this blog has moved to my new website at Check it out :)


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