Force a PDF download?

Is there anyway to force a PDF download instead of having it show up in a web browser? The reason I ask, is I’ve designed an interactive PDF, and although the [Print] button on the form works in a browser (Safari), the [Reset] button does not.


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Sure - use Tim’s Force Download action http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/109-force-download-php

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And your page does not need to be a .php page for this to work - but you will need a PHP enabled server.

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Sounds good. Thanks.


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On 18 Jul 2011, 11:31 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

Sure - use Tim’s Force Download action http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/109-force-download-php

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I’m not sure how to implement this. I’m already using the action called “Graphic Link to PDF.” Does the Force Download action take its place?


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Oops. Never mind. I just figured it out.


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Spoke to soon. How does the Force Download action work on a text link?


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It doesnt - click in your run of text until you get a flashing cursor. Insert>Action Item

You can then choose what text the action will display.

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How do you customize the text?


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How do you customize the text?

Insert the action in a run of text (or with a space either side) and style as normal.

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So when I do this, it’s basically placing a box in between the text, correct?


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It isn’t really a box - just an instance of the action. Which can be resized as small as you like.

When previewed it will only be as large as the “download” text that it contains.

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I’m not following you. When I insert the action it defaults to a box and when I preview the box it simply says “download” in it. I can’t insert any text directly into the box.


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when I preview the box it simply says “download” in it. I can’t insert any text directly into the box.

If you look in the Action palette you will see the dialogue box that has the default ‘download’ text in it. You can change that to whatever you want (and resize the action “box”.

But the box isnt a pre defined size box. It is just a representation of where your ‘download’ text will appear.

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Example http://www.deltadesign.co/examples/phoneover.html

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Thanks Dave. I got it working perfectly!


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Hi Kelly,
There are several different ways to apply Actions and I’ve briefly covered them here;
http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=apply

Although this Action can be applied directly to the page (http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=applyfree) you’ll see greater benefits of adding it as an inline Action (http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=applyinline) as the text the Action creates for the download link will pick up the styling of the text around it.

I hope this clears the confusion up a bit.
Regards,
Tim.

On 19 Jul 2011, at 20:24, Kelly Crossley wrote:

I’m not following you. When I insert the action it defaults to a box and when I preview the box it simply says “download” in it. I can’t insert any text directly into the box.

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