1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 6, 2014 12:37 AM by try67

    Javascript to Open URL in New Window w/o Toolbars

    amknierim

      Hello All,

       

      I need to find a way to open a link in a PDF and have it go into its own window without navigation bars.

       

      I have tried to do this in a multitude of ways to no avail.

       

      First: I tried to write html with javascript for what I need

      <head>
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
      <style type="text/css">
      </head>
      <script>
      function popitup(link) {
        var w = window.open(link.href,
              link.target||"_blank",
              'menubar=no,toolbar=no,location=no,directories=no,status=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,dependent,width=800,height=620,left=0,top=0');
        return w?false:true; // allow the link to work if popup is blocked
       }
      </script>
      <body>
      <p class="title"><strong>Knowledge  Check Assessment</strong><br/><img src="line.jpg" alt="line" width="720" height="1" align="top" /></p>
      <p class="normal">Complete the  <a href="http://www.google.com" onClick="return popitup(this)" target="_blank">Assessment</a> to check your understanding.</p>
      </body>
      </html>
      
      

       

      This worked fine when opened in a browser, but when I turned the webpage into a PDF all the scripting disappeared... which makes sense but I thouhgt this might work.

       

      Second:  I tried to change the link inside the pdf to run JavaScript directly instead of in launching the URL. I used this:

      window.open("http://www.google.com","_blank",'menubar=no,toolbar=no,location=no,directories=no,status=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,dependent,width=800,height=620,left=0,top=0');
      
      

       

      Which seemed to do nothing at all.

       

      So after researching I found this: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/727714?tstart=0

      Which referenced a Adobe page that might indicate that what I need to do isn't possible at all, but the language is so muddy I cant decipher it.

       

      So I tried the code suggested by the gentelman there George_Johnson

      app.launchURL("http://www.example.com/example.html", true);
      
      

      Which works, but does not include the part about not having toolbars and menu bars etc, and each time I try to add it I get a syntax error.

       

      Does anyone have any idea if what I am trying to do is possible, and if so what am I doing wrong?

       

      Thank you so much for your time and attention to this issue, I have been working on this a big portion of the day and I am at a standstill on my project until I reach a resolution.

      Amy