Both code snippets above work when the HTML file is hosted (IIS / Apache). My web-app needs to be able to run from a USB memory stick and work with IE9. The
#page param is required for a core feature of the app.
Parameters after the # are passed correctly to the Adobe Reader plugin in Firefox for offline files, eg: file:///C:/test.htm. The documentation only describes hosted examples: http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/pdf_open _parameters.pdf
I have tried the
<object> route as well with similar results, eg: http://pdfobject.com/
I have burned over 8 hours looking for a solution. I have tried any logical settings in Adobe Reader X, and with the security zones in IE. I am not very familiar with IE security zones, but I suspect it could be related to my issue. I can specify the end-user change any browser or plugin settings as an acceptable solution.
PDF is media. Your IE is doing this on local media for security reasons.
That said, it's better if you don't embed PDF into web pages. Not everyone has the necessary plug-ins for their browser/devices. Some people (myself included), prefer to open PDFs in Acrobat Pro instead of our browsers. If you embed your PDFs in a web page, people like me will never see them.
A much safer approach is to insert a small screenshot with a direct link to the PDF file. Your site visitors can decide for themselves how to handle the file. That's how Adobe does it.
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I am developing a hybrid web-application that needs to work both offline (entire website) and in a hosted environment. A key part of the product is displaying PDF's with a dynamic index outside of the PDF. This allows us to use PDF's collected from hundreds of contractors, clients and manufacturers and combine them into one searchable product with a consistent interface. I can specify product requirements including IE browser settings, installed plug-ins etc. I am not trying to cater to a wide audience such as everyone online, but a specific one that is spending $5k-30k for a custom resource.
I expect the limiation is due to a wide cast net regarding security. I tried every setting in IE and essentially fully disabling all security options did not resolve it.
I found a solution, by accessing the ActiveX object directly you can use the exposed classes described here: http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9.1/Acrobat9_1_HTMLHelp/wwhelp/w whimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Acrobat9_HTMLHelp&file=IAC_API_O LE_Objects.103.167.html
var pdfO = document.getElementById('pdfObj');
<OBJECT id ="pdfObj" data="test.pdf" TYPE="application/pdf">
<a href="test.pdf">Fall-back code</a>
This actually works much faster as well, since the plugin doesn't need to be re-drawn in the DOM
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