I just bought the non-printable Generic Cortex-M3 book.
When I received I found out that printing is not the only thing I am not able to do with it.
I can’t use the search feature in the default PDF viewer on Mac OS X, Preview and I can’t copy text.
I have to open the file in Acrobat Pro before I am able to search, and even there I am not able to copy text.
Why is the file crippled so? I can understand the printable/not-printable differentiation of the books. But why take away copying?
Just now I wanted to find out how to suspend a task. I had to open the file in Acrobat Pro to do the search for suspend. I found the first mention of the command and wanted to copy it so I could search for the command in full. But no dice, copying has been disabled.
If I had know this file would be so crippled I probably wouldn’t have bought it. Why make a digital copy available when most of the benefits of the digital media is disabled?
Another thing that would be nice is hyperlinking the table of contents so a click on, say “Chapter 1 Task Management” would take me to that page.
Other than that, have a nice day