[Pro] PDFs?

What’s the best way to handle PDFs from a user’s perspective—should I have them open in a new window or be downloadable?

Also, I noticed that if I do open them in a new browser window, navigating the PDF, at least with Safari 5.1.7, is really slow and awkward. You can’t use the mouse to zoom in or move the PDF around. You have to use the zoom tool and browser scroll bars, which really sucks. But perhaps I’m doing something wrong.


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What’s the best way to handle PDFs from a user’s perspective—should I have them open in a new window or be downloadable?

You have to remember that different Browsers/Operating Systems can handle them differently. Safari likes to open them in the Browser - mainly because of built in support while IE etc need a helper app and open them externally.

If you want to ‘Force the Download’ the Tim Plumb wrote an action for that called unsurprisingly Force Download - get it at the Forge http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/109-force-download-php

David


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Just downloaded it. Thanks!


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I guess ‘the’ Tim Plumb is better than ‘a’ Tim Plumb. :slight_smile:

On 11 Jun 2012, at 17:28, DeltaDave wrote:

If you want to ‘Force the Download’ the Tim Plumb wrote an action


FreewayActions.com - Freeware and commercial Actions for Freeway Express & Pro - http://www.freewayactions.com
FreewayStyle.com - Free Freeway templates and parts to download, use and explore - http://www.freewaystyle.com


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You ARE definitive.

Walter

On Jun 12, 2012, at 6:34 AM, Tim Plumb wrote:

I guess ‘the’ Tim Plumb is better than ‘a’ Tim Plumb. :slight_smile:

On 11 Jun 2012, at 17:28, DeltaDave wrote:

If you want to ‘Force the Download’ the Tim Plumb wrote an action


FreewayActions.com - Freeware and commercial Actions for Freeway Express & Pro - http://www.freewayactions.com
FreewayStyle.com - Free Freeway templates and parts to download, use and explore - http://www.freewaystyle.com


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I think Dave just established you as a brand. :slight_smile:

On 12 Jun 2012, 11:03 am, Tim Plumb wrote:

I guess ‘the’ Tim Plumb is better than ‘a’ Tim Plumb. :slight_smile:


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If you want to ‘Force the Download’ the Tim Plumb…

Apologies - should have read

If you want to ‘Force the Download’ then Tim Plumb…

And just in case he felt left out my thanks should go to Tom Thumb too!

D :wink:


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