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Jharis
advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/1/13 1:28

  • Jharis

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Has someone found a creative way to display pdf documents on their site? Suggestions and brain storming are welcome! Here's a couple of beers to get the juices flowing!

<-- hey thats 3 beers surely it warrents a response!


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javelin
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/8 10:25

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I have the same issue.

Have got a number of pdf files that I would like to incorporate into the site rather than having them as a straight download or open up in a separate window.

Vaguely remember seeing an article on this subject some time ago butmy searches have not turned it up yet.

Sorry only 1 beer left have drunk the other two

I might not be very clever but I can lift heavy weights!

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Shine
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/8 11:02

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Jup,...I have!
I'll explain how this evening...now I ave to run for work.

Grtz,. Shine

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javelin
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/8 11:14

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I’m trembling with barely contained anticipation

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MadFish
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/8 11:31

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I'm not sure if this is the sort of thing you meant, but we find making 'clickable' thumbnails of the document cover a good way to highlight/draw attention to PDFs. Sometimes we use them in blocks, sometimes in news stories or static pages. There's a few examples on our work site at the moment (which is about to get an overhaul :)

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javelin
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/8 15:13

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I cant speak for what jharis is wanting but I have a site athttp://www.suffolksocialcare.org

This lists all the policies used by social care for Suffolk county council in the UK.

If you click on one of the sections you get a list of policies in that subject and clicking on the item will download the policy.
I would like to have the pdf appear as part of the site instead with the option of a full download for printing etc.

Hope that clarifies my request

I might not be very clever but I can lift heavy weights!

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Jharis
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/9 1:36

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I am hopefull that smartsection, news, or article will some handle pdfs like a standard document rather than an attachment. Pdf's have become a huge part of everything. Having a nice way to integrate pdfs into a site would be cool.

Javalin, Madfish those examples look pretty good.


don (el paso)
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javelin
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/11 0:24

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Come on Shine,

I'm almost dead holding my breath for your solution
I might not be very clever but I can lift heavy weights!

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Jharis
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/13 4:44

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Has secret agent shine spilled the beans on any pdf goodies?

don (el paso)
motto - green chili for everything!

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Shine
Re: advice for handling pdf documents
  • 2006/2/13 9:11

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Sorry for my delay in answering.....
I practicly did the same as Madfish did. Except......
I've cloned the mydownloads module but have put in (apart from some personal needed group- and redirect codes) the code 'open within frame' which is included as a setting option within the standard mylinks module.
All my pdf files now open up within an extra window (target blank) but captured within a frame. The header of this frame I can adjust the way I want. (put in logo, enter some text etc.)
I don't have an example at this moment since this part is only available for registered users on my public website. This week I will upload this adjusted cloned module to a test site so you can see my example. ( i have to adjust some hardcode so guestusers can enter this module, which isn't possible at this moment )

But to get an impression, just adjust the setting within the mylinks module (open up within frame) and you now what I mean.

Grtz., Shine

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