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    Question Display/Render PDF or docx files in flash same like jquery colorbox or fancybox popup

    Hi,

    I want to render pdf files on the fly in flash in nice popup window.

    I am able to show PDF files in nice popup in colorbox or fancybox.

    Same way instead of jquery colorbox or fancybox popup pdf files will be seen in flash.

    Any Idea?

    -Thanks

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    The problem is that PDF files need a reader application installed on the visitor's computer, or a flash-based reader application supplied on the website.

    For example: http://flexpaper.devaldi.com/

    However, considering that Flash isn't supported on mobile devices these days, it's not really a good idea to go with a flash-based solution for things.

    It's usually best just to offer a link to the PDF file and let the visitor handle it however they capable of doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force Flow View Post
    The problem is that PDF files need a reader application installed on the visitor's computer, or a flash-based reader application supplied on the website.
    Mozilla are working on a library that can render PDFs in the browser: http://mozilla.github.io/pdf.js/
    Mad what you can do with javaScript today, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Force Flow View Post
    It's usually best just to offer a link to the PDF file and let the visitor handle it however they capable of doing so.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    Mozilla are working on a library that can render PDFs in the browser: http://mozilla.github.io/pdf.js/
    Mad what you can do with javaScript today, eh?
    I heard about that a while back when they first started working on it. Good to see that it actually appears to be in usable shape now.
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