I have several Clients who have PDFs being displayed via an iFrame, on a new page. All of a sudden, when you access these pages, it just wants to open the PDF with Adobe Reader.
This is a real situation for a Client who has several dozen pages.
Team Ning - - please help.
Thanks in advance,
I'm using http://www.issuu.com/ for everything now - - my stuff, Clients, and we love it. It's beautiful, and has great functionality. I use the iframe tag, with their code.
PDFs are handled per browser & OS based on your platform and what you have installed. As far as I'm aware, there's no reliable way to display pdfs in a browser page across all platforms and browsers, except to use an intermediary service to host them (usually these display the document using Flash). If you, for example, install or update Adobe products on your machine, you might find that the setting have been changed and that PDF reader is now nominated as the application for rendering PDFs rather than the browser.
That makes sense. I used www.scribd.com for this problem in the past. But, still confused as to why it's acting differently all of a sudden. In other words, if it automatically opened a PDF in Adobe Reader via an iFrame, last week, why does the browser want to "save as" this week? Seems something had to change. Since a high percentage of Internet users already have Adobe Reader, guess I thought this was good enough. I'll have to think about this some more.
Thanks for responding, and the details.
Thanks Phil. Sure! It will probably be Wednesday or so, really backed up over here. Thank you for offering. I appreciate it.
I completely forgot about this, until it slapped me in the face again, tonight. LOL. Here's the deal, and not sure if this will be true for all browsers. You need to use "embed" instead of "iframe" for a PDF. I had used embed in the past, and seems there was an "out of the blue" issue with that too, on Ning. Tonight it's working. So I really don't have a full explanation, or permanent answer.
Example Code to Embed PDF in new Page on Ning:
<embed src="yourPDF_URL" style="width: 100%!important; height: 1000px!important;" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true">
this discussion was just posted, could this help you with this issue? Just saw it, and immediately remembered you posting this discussion, hope it helps!
Thanks SR. I think I have the solution for now, see above. Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm trying to get one to work now, can't get it to work.....i hosted the pdf on Google docs, used the code above....any ideas?
I got tired of fighting this. So I'm using http://www.issuu.com/ for everything now - - my stuff, Clients, and we love it. It's beautiful, and has great functionality. I use the iframe tag, with their code.
Aren't you the one who suggested issuu? LOL
I'm trying to use google docs iframe code in discussions in groups but it strips it out, even when logged in as NC. Is it only pages that allow iframe code?