Developing applications on Android platform can be challenging if you need to integrate multiple features of the OS into your app, while also taking care of your main task. Document Viewer & Converter for Android is an example of an app that uses Aspose.Words for Android to asynchronously generate images of each page from documents to render. It also keeps them in cache to prevent regeneration. The app can also convert Microsoft Word documents into various formats.
The app can open from external storage and Dropbox. Any other application that requires a viewer for Word documents can also send requests to open a document.
You can use open the following documents using Document Viewer & Converter for Android.
- Microsoft Word 2003 documents (DOC)
- Microsoft Word 2007 documents (DOCX)
- OpenOffice/LibreOffice OpenDocument Text files (ODT)
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
Opening Document from Storage
To open file from device storage or SD Card, tap on folder icon on main screen. Browse to the folder and tap on desired document. You can select any of supported document.
Opening Document from Dropbox
Dropbox might be one of the best place to keep your documents secure and synced between your mobile and computer. You can choose to open a file from your Dropbox by selecting the icon from on main screen. If you don’t have Dropbox installed on your phone, you will be guided accordingly. You may need an internet connection to download files from Dropbox.
Opening Document from other Applications
Applications like Firefox, can send request to another application to open downloaded files. Document Viewer & Converter for Android serves all requests to open Microsoft Word documents. This enables you to open documents from Google Drive too.
Viewing a Document
Document Viewer & Converter for Android can be used to view any Microsoft Word document. Pages are displayed on screen one at a time. You can swipe left and right or use buttons on top right corner to navigate between pages. For quick UI response, pages are converted into JPEG images asynchronously and cached before displaying to load.
You can switch to full-screen mode by tapping on page, and switch back by tapping again.
Conversion is another useful feature of Document Viewer & Converter for Android. Along-with viewing a document, you can also convert it to the following formats.
- Portable Document Format (PDF)
- Microsoft Word 2007 (DOCX)
- Microsoft Word 2003 (DOC)
- OpenDocument Text (ODT)
- Rich Text Format
- Web Page
Document are converted in background. When conversion is complete, you will get a notification. You can tap on notification to open the converted file. Files are stored in Aspose/Converted Documents folder on external storage.