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  • Mobile distribution of PDF documents

    Hey All,

    I have a PDF document that I need to distribute to my mobile users. I am hoping there is a way to gain more control over this piece. Right now I have a button that opens the document in a new browser window which takes them outside of my app which is not ideal. How do others handle this?

  • #2
    Re: Mobile distribution of PDF documents

    Is your Target set to "Window" currently? How do you want the user to navigate back to the page they came from?


    • #3
      Re: Mobile distribution of PDF documents

      Right now it's set to browser. I can't seem to make the PDF scrollable inside of a window.


      • #4
        Re: Mobile distribution of PDF documents

        If you set the Browser Window Name to "_self" it should stay within the same browser window/tab, but you will have to use the browser back arrow to return to the original page. I have a mobile project I'm working on and can try testing a few things when I get back to my office. Is your goal primarily to stay within main browser window/tab so the user does not have to navigate back to the last browser window?


        • #5
          Re: Mobile distribution of PDF documents

          I hate the user having to use their back button to get back to the navigation panel. That is what I am trying to avoid. Doesn't seem to be a great solution beyond it though.


          • #6
            Re: Mobile distribution of PDF documents

            For android devices, also curious if you've found a way to open the PDF versus only having it be downloaded?


            • #7
              Re: Mobile distribution of PDF documents

              I have only been testing on an iPhone, but I do want my mobile app to work correctly on Android and Windows 8 eventually. I have not done any displaying of PDF files on a mobile app. My only experience with PDF's and A5 so far has been with desktop browsers. I would not want to leave the user hanging and have to use the back button to get back either.

              Just curious, are you using A5's standard dialogs, grids and mobile CSS (e.g., MobBlue) in your mobile app? I've been trying to implement jquery mobile. I made some progress and then had to put the project temporarily on hold last week.