PDF in altBrowser

Bob Warren warren at howsoft.com
Fri Jul 23 12:14:51 CDT 2004


A few lists back, Kevin asked the following question:

"I'm curious to know if anyone has tried to use a browser plug-in with
altBrowser on Windows?  Do browser plug-ins work and can you display a PDF
that way?  I'm not proposing this as a be all and end all solution, just
something to try for now."

As far as I can see, the answer is certainly YES. Perfectly well, except
that there are a few tiny buggies in the altBrowser which need clearing up,
but this is quite independent of the use of PDF. In the following example,
for example (!), if you re-size the altBrowser, the image disappears.

To see an example of a PDF being shown in the altBrowser, please visit my
little article at http://www.howsoft.com/runrev/svg.htm once again, and
scroll to the bottom of the page. You can also download an executable demo
from there. From this demo, you will confirm that you can print etc., i.e.
all the things you would normally do in Internet Explorer.




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