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TeslaPDF.com: view PDF documents on the center screen

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by gelden, May 19, 2014.

  1. gelden

    gelden Active Member

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    Hi,

    Last weekend, me and some fellow TMC members from the Dutch/Belgium subforum organized the E-rally. Over 100 Tesla's participated and we raised more than € 35.000 for charity (for pictures, see this thread).
    Driving a rally like that while holding a printed booklet, when you have a 17"touchscreen in the car seemed odd. But opening a PDF on the center screen is not possible. So I created a simple webapp that can be used to convert and view PDF files in the Tesla Model S.

    This is how it works:
    When behind a pc (or using specific types of smartphones) you can visit testapdf.com and upload a PDF. You can enter a name which will be used for creating a shortcut. The E-rally roadbook was uploaded using 'erally' as a shortcut, resulting in the link teslapdf.com/erally.
    As an alternative (when not behind a pc), you can send/forward an email with a PDF attached to [email protected]. Use the desired name as the subject, and within a minute you can view the document at teslapdf.com/[name]

    Browsing the document on the Model S screen is easy: click on the left half of the page to browse back, right half to browse forward. Or use the direct-page navigation at the top of the screen.

    It's free. So enjoy.
    And if you upload any documents that might be usesful to other TMC members: feel free to share url's as a response.

    Regards,

    Maurice
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  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Amazing, what a huge charitable fund raiser, that's truly impressive.
    And a way to view PDFs on top of all that...really awesome. Great post and thanks for the contribution.
     
  3. gelden

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    Thanks. The E-rally is now also mentioned on Tesla's Facebook account.
     
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    Sharing a link

    Thanks for the great tip on the teslapdf.com service. Great enhancement of the center screen in my new Model S.

    I have uploaded a link people might want to use - teslapdf.com/underbody - It is three pictures of the chassis without the body of a MODEL S that I snapped at a showroom outside of Philadelphia. So often I try to explain to people how the battery is the entire underbody and the engine is in the rear - but now I can just flash up these pictures.

    --Phil

     
  5. gelden

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    You're welcome.
    The clickable link to your file: http://www.teslapdf.com/underbody
    I was hoping for more useful info being uploaded or original applications of the service. Not many uploads till now.
     
  6. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    What would be more useful is if you can just type-in (no copy-paste in Tesla FW) a link to the PDF without needing to upload it from your device. That way, if you're stuck in the car without your phone, and you're viewing a restaurant website that has a link to the menu PDF, you can still have a way to view it.
     
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    #9 smsprague, Jul 16, 2014
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    Is their a way to get a directory listing of the uploaded files
     
  10. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    That would be nice.... I found the following one via Google -->

    http://teslapdf.com/stolen
     
  11. gelden

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    It is up to the uploader to share the link. (Although i can see all directories on the server of course ;) ).
     
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    How do you share the link so it is visible on the home page or do you need to go to the specific page for each file
     
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    I meant share here :)
     
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    Great idea. I have updated the application to support this.
    So now you can have a PDF converted by either:
    1. Uploading the pdf (from your pc or mobile device)
    2. Entering a url of an existing online pdf
    3. emailing a pdf
     
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    I would like to see this. It would allow us to simply favorite the homepage and have quick access to things like the Tesla manuals and brochures. Of course, it would probably need to be a hand-picked list to keep it useful.
     
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    Hi Maurice,

    This is very nice. Thanks for this !

    I've tried to upload a file using the web page or an e-mail but, it's not working for me.

    Any idea why ?

    Tks !
     
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    +1

    Didn't work yesterday or today for me either. See the screenshot below. :confused:

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    Did work for me using e-mail this morning. I had a typo in the e-mail address yesterday.

    Still have the 500 - Internal server error while trying to publish from the web page.
     
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    Ok - so e-mail is the way to go until it gets fixed, thanks. ;)
     
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    I'll have a look. I know of 500 error when uploading large files (>8Mb). Was that the case?
     

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