Viewing pdf file on the website.

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Is there any way of putting a complete pdf file directly on the website for everyone to view? At the moment i'm using the 'google docs viewer' addon, and it is doing exactly what i want, but it doesn't work for internet explorer and i cant ask every website visitor to add docs.google.com to their trusted websites.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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mehreenbaakza replied on at Permalink Reply
mehreenbaakza
Yes, first what you need to do is upload the PDF to your File Manager. Then, open the page where you want users to click on the PDF and put it in edit mode. In your content area, create a link to your PDF by highlighting the name of your pdf (ie, Click here for PDF) and clicking "Add File" in the editor. When the File Manager opens up, find your PDF, select it, and pick "Choose" from the top left dropdown. This will take you back to your editor, and you will see that the wording you highlights (Click here for PDF) is now a link. Highlight the words again and click on the icon that looks like a little link, and it will open up a little window. Under the General tab, in the Target field, select "Open in New Window" and publish the page. The link to your PDF should now open the PDF.
risljaninasim replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm more looking for something like what i already have here:http://plav-gusinje.nl/index.php/about/incassomachtiging/... .
i'm using a google docs addon to do that, but it doesn't work for internet explorer. So is there another way to do that? with the php block maybe?
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
Unfortunately, users can set their browsers to either open PDF's in their browser or in a separate window. Their browser obeys them, not the developer. That link you provided is displaying images of the document, not the PDF itself.

Wish I could be more helpful. I've tried this myself and have had no luck.
mehreenbaakza replied on at Permalink Reply
mehreenbaakza
mhawke, I think you're right, because I tried to find an IE friendly solution for Google Docs and right now, it's just not happening until IE decides to update their permissions I believe. That's why (although it's not ideal) I think putting the PDF directly in the Concrete file system is the way to go.
jacaboo replied on at Permalink Reply
I do this almost daily. I use a PDF reader driver found on the internet . Install it and it becomes a selectable reader option.Then you can view PDFs in any program at all, including Adobe Acrobat . Just open a PDF, select view, then you can read all your pdf files. if you haven't found a good choice , you can have a try. best wishes.
http://www.rasteredge.com/how-to/vb-net-imaging/pdf-online-viewer-c...
chestychesty replied on at Permalink Reply
chestychesty
If anyone is still looking for this it's easy - just upload the pdf - copy the url for it and make an iFrame inside an HTML block
micrdy replied on at Permalink Reply
micrdy
If someone is still interested, see my free plugin at the marketplace:http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/pdf-viewer...
jmain replied on at Permalink Reply
Does your plugin support 5.7.x?
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
I'm not sure how micrdy feels about this but I have modified his free package to work in my 5.7 test installation. I can post the zip here if micrdy is OK with that.
micrdy replied on at Permalink Reply
micrdy
Of course. Share the Love :D
I'm gonna Update my add on in the next couple of days. Thanks for downloading
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
mhawke
Thanks. I have attached my zip
jmain replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks. Works perfect.
micrdy replied on at Permalink Reply
micrdy
@mhawke I´will slidly modify your zip and upload it to the marketplace for pdf_viewer 5.7. Is that okay with you?
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
Sure thing!