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    Default PDF Plugin does not display pdf on MS IE browser

    I have several .pdf files that I have set up using the pdf plugin.

    Displays as I would expect in Firefox.

    Shows a blank page with MS IE; the download dialog does pop up when the page is accessed.

    The Adobe plugin shows being active in IE 11.

    Does this just not work in IE???

    Curiously yours,

    Jim

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    Hi there,

    Adobe is a bloated piece of sh**oftware.

    Try http://www.tracker-software.com/

    See on left, down green arrow, PDF-XChange Viewer for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Since_v4 View Post
    Hi there,

    Adobe is a bloated piece of sh**oftware.

    Try http://www.tracker-software.com/

    See on left, down green arrow, PDF-XChange Viewer for free.
    OK

    But, color me stupid/ignorant/etc., but I fail to see how the above product is going to solve the problem of a plugin for pdf not working in the MS IE browser.

    Jim, who still needs a solution for displaying pdf files in/on a web page using a plugin....

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    Try placing a pdf icon image and doing a simple file link. That should work in any browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckj View Post
    Try placing a pdf icon image and doing a simple file link. That should work in any browser.
    yes, that is what I do, works in all b browsers

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckj View Post
    Try placing a pdf icon image and doing a simple file link. That should work in any browser.
    What is the point of including a plugin in the NOF software if it in fact does not work? I want people to be able to view the PDF in their browser - that is what the plugin is supposed to do!

    I read on this forum all of the complaints about this software not functioning and all of the "apostles" of NOF , like yourself, who always defend the product. Then you post something like this. Geeesh...

    Why do they continue to include things in the software that does not work?

    The plugin is a great idea and its functionality in Firefox is very nice. For it not to work in other browsers makes no sense.

    Thanks again NOF for selling us all yet another version of the product that perpetuates the reputation that the software does not function properly...

    Regards,

    Jim
    Last edited by norsea; 09-11-2015 at 11:37 PM.

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    could you point me to the location of the pdf plugin in Nof 2015 so I can try it

    I have yet to find this plugin, it does not appear in components or plugins

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    Yeah this is a new one on me also. Never heard of it before, always used the file link to display pdf files. AFWIW pdf files display just fine in all the browser versions I use and test for, as long as the browser has the pdf plugin installed. And AFAIK the acrobat plugin is installed by default in most if not all browser installations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonsvideo View Post
    could you point me to the location of the pdf plugin in Nof 2015 so I can try it

    I have yet to find this plugin, it does not appear in components or plugins
    There is no PDF Plug-In, perhaps an error in diction by norsea, but you can still insert a PDF as such.

    If it's the same in 2015 as 2013, you go to Legacy Plug-Ins and select "Plug-In" then go select your PDF file. (Note it just says "Plug-In"). Don't use the Active-X control.
    The user's hang up may be that the box you draw will be the the actual display size of the inserted PDF file. In 2013 it worked fine for me IE.

    Next ... on the display computer it will use whatever is the on-board PDF software to view. So if it still doesn't display properly, it's most likely the PDF software on the given machine, not NOF.

    NOF help file here - http://wiki.netobjects.com/Placing_M...Types_of_Files
    Last edited by Beach Ape; 09-14-2015 at 01:01 AM.

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    This problem of not displaying a pdf inline on a webpage when viewing with IE is not the fault of NOF.
    It is just the way that IE works. Other browsers.....Firefox/Opera/Chrome etc all do this ok

    Traditionally pdf's are shown as a link, opening in a separate tab (as Franko said) - although I think they look better displayed on an actual web page.
    If you really wnat to cater for both I have used the following code:

    Net Objects Fusion - Insert PDF onto page
    <embed src="http://www.xxxx.co.uk/xxxxx.pdf width="800" height="1100"><embed>

    Coding for IE open.
    <div>
    <object data="http://www.xxxxxxx.com/filename.pdf" type="application/pdf" width="800" height="1200">
    <a href="http://www.xxxxxxx.com/filename.pdf">
    <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR="white" FACE="Verdana">
    If you use Internet Explorer browser, Please click HERE
    </a>
    </object>
    </div>

    Adjust colours etc as required.

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