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Can Display Show PDF's, Word Docs?

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by jtdiddy, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. jtdiddy

    jtdiddy Member

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    Just wondering how functional is the MCU display with regards to showing PDF's and like Microsoft Word docs?
    For example, can i load some docs on a USB drive and then display them on the screen?

    This would be great when i'm waiting in the car for something and can get some work done too.
     
  2. anicolao

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    The MCU must be technically _capable_ of this, because it can display your manual and your manual is a PDF document. However I doubt it's exposed to you because the PDF viewer would be a big attack surface for someone to use to try to hack the MCU. I could be wrong of course, and it might be.

    It's probably simpler to try to find a website that will display your documents as images, and use that through the ever-frustrating browser.

    Good luck
     
  3. jtdiddy

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    digging into this further, i found this workaround http://teslapdf.com/ it's nice but i was hoping to just plug in a usb stick but i understand the point of safety and potential hacking
     
  4. McManX

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    Or just grab your iPad, much easier
     
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