Posts Tagged ‘blank’

Problem with Firefox’s new built-in PDF viewer and

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Annoyingly, within the last month or so, Firefox has switched it’s default PDF viewer to it’s built-in renderer. Generally, this is a good thing. It means that eventually we won’t need to all have Adobe Reader on our computers. But, annoyingly, this built-in renderer has issues with multiple PDF files, including those generated by our bingo card generating website,

For now, we have added a warning prompt for Firefox users to tell them why their bingo cards are missing the numbers or words within the grid. And now, the harder part, trying to figure out what part of the PDFs we use are incompatible with Firefox.

This is hugely annoying.

For anyone who stumbles on this, this page gives information on debugging pdf.js (the basis for the embedded FF viewer):

Blank Bingo Cards and Easier Sharing

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

A few new little features for today.

First, we’ve shortened the “email design” web addresses, and made them easier to use in blogs and forum posts.  This saves a few steps for our users share their bingo card designs on blogs, forums, and websites.

We know a lot of great bingo designs have been made with our site, and hopefully we’ve made it easier to share that great work.

We used that new feature to create a couple custom bingo designs that clean up a few small features that have been requested in the past:

  •  Blank bingo cards we just tricked our generator with spaces to let users create blank cards for class exercises.
  • Customizable numeric bingo cards are regular numbered cards with slight changes, e.g. changing the free cell text or the column headers.  This of course users were able to do on their own, but this link saves them a few minutes.

That’s it for today.

Have a good one!