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Display .pdf files in your browser using pdf2swf & Alfresco's WebPreview.swf

Blog Post created by erikwinlof on Nov 23, 2010
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Hi,




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There was a request in the forums for how to use the WebPreviewer (found on Share's document details page) outside of Alfresco.


I made a simple example that displays the current functionality that can be downloaded from here.


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Note! The folder must be placed on a webserver, otherwise Flash Player will stop the external .swf from loading due to security violations.


Otherwise all you need to do is point your browser to the index.html file.


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To test with your own documents simply generate a .swf from a .pdf by running pdf2swf with the following command ...




%> pdf2swf -T 9 -s poly2bitmap,subpixels=72 SomeFile.pdf -o SomeFile.swf.




... and don't forget to change the 'url' parameter in the 'index.html' example page ;-)


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The pdf2swf utility can be downloaded from http://www.swftools.org/


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PS. We will enhance the WebPreviewer to support text searches in the document & text selection w copy to clipboard in fortcoming versions.




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