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Back button to be added when viewing pdfs.

Back button to be added when viewing pdfs.

EvanC
Helpful | Level 5

Can a "back" button be adder to the PDF viewer on iPad? We use Dropbox to host reference manuals, some are more than 1000 pages. It would be great if after clicking a link to a part of the document there was a back button which returned you to the previous page.

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Megan
Dropbox Staff
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Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @EvanC, I hope you're doing well!

 

Would it be too much trouble for you to send me a screenshot, as a future suggestion or where you'd like to see this feature located, when viewing your PDFs? 

 

Also, feel free to clarify the OS, along with the Dropbox app version you're using. 

 

Keep me posted, and we'll take it from there!

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hey @EvanC, did you have the chance to review my message? 

EvanC
Helpful | Level 5

Hi Megan,

 

Sorry for the delay. I think the button could be invisible until the page is tapped, similar to the search and navigation buttons which are there already. See attached screenshot.

 

I am running iOS 17.3.1 on my iPad, along with Dropbox 368.2.2

 

Thank-you for following up, I'm very hopeful this function can be included soon.

 

Evan

DropboxButton.jpg

 

Megan
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emilyc123
Dropbox Product Manager

Hi @EvanC - I'd love to learn a bit more about your situation and idea. What types of links are you referring to within the 1000 page manuals (anchor links that link to other parts within the document or links to external sites, etc)?

 

It sounds like you are wanting a more efficient way to navigate to different parts within very large PDF documents - is that right? 

 

EvanC
Helpful | Level 5

Hi @emilyc123,

You’re right, just looking for a more efficient way to navigate through a large PDF. 

We’re working with links that link to other parts of the document. It could be a TOC or just a reference to another section in the document. 
Ideally, I’d click through to the reference, read that page or two and then hit the back button to bring me back to where I started from. 
Thanks,

Evan

EvanC
Helpful | Level 5

Hi @emilyc123 , @Megan ,

Do you think this is functionality that could be added soon, or should we be looking at alternatives for hosting and viewing these files?

Thanks,

Evan

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