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LG Rumor Touch Document Viewer-Reader for PDF, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Text Files

Updated on July 11, 2011

Look no further!It is already there!

One of the more common questions I get about the LG Rumor Touch other than how to install apps is where users can get an awesome document viewer.  "Awesome" usually means a piece of software that can read PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS, and TXT formats. Extra plus points for a document viewer that can read Microsoft Office 2007 formats as well. 

Bar none, the document viewer that the LG Rumor Touch ships with pre-installed is the best you will find for this phone. It does all of these "awesome" things and in full color. 

You can expect to be able to view documents that you HAVE TO preview, but do not expect to be able to cozy up with a nice PDF, full color, Ebook and just read. Unless you are unusually patient, this will annoy the dickens out of you because you will have to drag a box left to right over and over again to make the text large enough to read. 

Long and short of it, the LG Rumor Touch has an excellent document viewer, but do not expect it to be a great ebook reader.


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Ok, Great, Now What?

To use the document viewer, you will have to have a microSD card in your phone. 

Once the storage space is there, you can take documents you download from say Google Docs, Scribd, DocStoc, Window's Live Office, Zoho Office, or from any other location on the Internet where a document that you want to read is presently stored.

I highly recommend using Opera Mini to find and download these documents because the download features of Opera Mini almost always work when the built in NetFront browser does not always allow downloads.

When downloading a document, make sure you scroll the save menu to SD Card and do not save it in any other folder because you cannot access them without installing a file manager app to go in and move or delete it. You do not need random downloads clogging up your precious internal phone memory.

Of course, you can always load documents the old fashioned way through USB connection to a PC or through Bluetooth. Just drag and drop the files from your PC to your microSD card and use the MASS STORAGE menu in your phone to bring up the file from your microSD.

You can find more information on how to use the pre-installed document viewer in the phone's manual, which is available at Virgin Mobile's website. 

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      Dana Rock 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      @Dolores Royale, two things I recommend - do a full phone reset to factory defaults. If it still does the same thing, then I would pursue warranty service from Virgin Mobile.http://motorolatriumph.info/virgin-mobile/warranty...

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      Dolores Royale 5 years ago

      I have an LG Rumor Touch and when i go to Mass Storage then File Manager the phone shuts down.... Tried to remove battery but no luck.

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      Curt 6 years ago

      I don't see much use if I can't simply touch the attachment in an email and the document opens.

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      Dana Rock 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      @horsepoor, not to encourage infringing on copyright, but have you tried printing the book to a new pdf or using conversion software? For Bookworm to accept them, they must be converted to EPUB before-See my hub.

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      horsepoor 7 years ago

      Okay, I bought these PDF books on ebay and turns out that Bookworm won't accept them. So....I opened a book, saved as text and then downloaded to LF touch document viewer. Viola! It reads just fine but still no bookmark. I will have to write down last page on notepad but at least I have a book on the go.

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      Dana Rock 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      It is not so good for reading PDF books...but for looking at documents, its the best out there for this phone. If you want to read PDF books on this phone, I would recommend looking at my hub on converting them to EPUB and using the online reader.

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      horsepoor 7 years ago

      I can't get the text size large enough to read and still fit to the screen. Part of the text stays hidden under the sidebar and you have to keep using left and right arrows until you get dizzy. No bookmark and always goes back to page 1. Any helps for these probems? I am trying to read books that I have on PDF>