How to open PDF file in browser?

Please help me ,

How to open .pdf extension file in browser ?

2009/6/17 Dharmdip R. [email protected]:

Please help me ,

How to open .pdf extension file in browser ?

Just put the pdf in your railsapp/public folder and provide a link to
it. So if file is railsapp/public/myfile.pdf provide a link to
/myfile.pdf

Colin

Thanks , for your reply same thing is happen here but when i click on
link to open pdf file browser automatically gives download window.So , i
can not understand how to open file in browser !

2009/6/18 Dharmdip R. [email protected]:

Thanks , for your reply same thing is happen here but when i click on
link to open pdf file browser automatically gives download window.So , i
can not understand how to open file in browser !

I think that is a function of how the browser is setup, nothing to do
with your application.

Colin

2009/6/18 Dharmdip R. [email protected]:

Thanks , Colin

    Basically i am passing file name in URL , that’s way i am
trying to open file in browser and i can not find more help regarding
this topic and i have seen this functionality in
http://www.meetup.com/SV-SBRG/files/ .It’s working fine i do
not think for this they have used any extra functionality.

When I click on the Table-top Sign pdf link in that page firefox it
asks whether I want to save or open it.

Post the html for the pdf link in your page (use page view source in
your browser to see it)

Colin

Thanks Colin ,

But when i choose this option pdf file opens in pdf viewer application ,
but it does not open in browser it opens like desktop application and
when i try to open it with firefox , it gives following error !

C:\DOCUME~1\hb56\LOCALS~1\Temp\1_product-2.pdf could not be opened,
because an unknown error occurred.
Try saving to disk first and then opening the file.

any suggestion?

Thanks ,
Dharmdip

Thanks , Colin

     Basically i am passing file name in URL , that's way i am 

trying to open file in browser and i can not find more help regarding
this topic and i have seen this functionality in
http://www.meetup.com/SV-SBRG/files/ .It’s working fine i do
not think for this they have used any extra functionality.

Thanks
Dharmdip.

2009/6/18 Dharmdip R. [email protected]:

Thanks Colin ,

But when i choose this option pdf file opens in pdf viewer application ,
but it does not open in browser it opens like desktop application and
when i try to open it with firefox , it gives following error !

 C:\DOCUME~1\hb56\LOCALS~1\Temp\1_product-2.pdf could not be opened,
because an  unknown error occurred.
Try saving to disk first and then opening the file.

Firstly you have not posted the html for the link.

However I think the above message means that it has downloaded and
saved the file to the temp folder shown and then tried to open it, and
failed. Possibly it is corrupted. I would suggest going and having a
look at that file (in temp folder) and see if it is ok. Alternatively
(or also) in your web page right click the link and select Save Link
As (or similar), download it and see if you can open it. I presume
you have checked that the pdf file in your public folder will open ok
if you access it directly rather than through the web server. Is the
file on your pc or on a remote server?

Colin

Easiest way to ask the browser to simply “display” a file instead of
downloading it is to do the following in your controller’s action:

send_file(path, :type => ‘application/pdf’, :disposition => ‘inline’)

The :disposition is the important part; typically you’ll be setting
this to either ‘inline’ to “force” the browser to view the file inline
or ‘attachment’ to “force” it to download (I use quotes because
nothing is really guaranteed in the browser world).

On Jun 18, 1:25 pm, Dharmdip R. [email protected]

Thanks Colin ,

When i put one file in public folder and after accessing thought URL 

it opens in browser now i know what happens . I have used attachment_fu
for file uploading, and files is stored here
(/groups_file/000/0045/test.pdf) so i need to make URL pertaining to
this path that’s way i can open file in browser i think so.

Thanks and Regards,
Dharmdip

Penelope W. wrote:

Dharmdip R. wrote:

Please help me ,

How to open .pdf extension file in browser ?
did you try download the plugin:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7518

worked for me

Hi, Penelope
In order to open Pdf file in browser just give file path in open link
file will be open in browser if have any problem just replay post.

Dharmdip R. wrote:

Please help me ,

How to open .pdf extension file in browser ?
did you try download the plugin:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7518

worked for me

Just use this command : send_file(pdf_file_path, :type =>
‘application/pdf’, :disposition => ‘inline’)

This post was from 3 years ago. Please do not raise the dead.

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:21 PM, Rajesh reddy [email protected]
wrote:

give :disposition => ‘inline’ in your controllers

There are several quirks with sending inline to most browsers (for
example if I remember right Firefox is still plagued by not using the
name you set for inline) and IE has several bugs that used to exist
but I don’t know if that’s the case. I would suggest you send it as
an attachment and let the client decide what they want to do, actually
IMO you should always send it as an attachment no matter what because
it should be up to the client what they want to do, that’s why the
“open with” exists.

Adobe can catch them even if they are attached on Windows, on Linux
you won’t want to view it inline anyways (at least I never do I prefer
to view it in my client rather than the browser – or to send it
straight to Google Docs for viewing later.)

send_data(file, type: "application/pdf", disposition: "attachment;

filename=file.pdf")

give :disposition => ‘inline’ in your controllers

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