How do I display PDF in browsers without Acrobat plug-in?

Question: Our site has links to a lot of PDF. But most of our users don't have PDF plug-in installed. So they couldn't see any of these files.Installing PDF plug-in for the browsers in their machines has been ruled out. we don't know why, but it might be some security reasons. We have been asked to convert the entire list of PDF to look-alike HTML.Now I am looking for an option that  perfectly convert PDF to flash and then they can view PDF in the form of flash. Is there such application on VeryDOC?

Answer: When you need to display PDF in browser without Acrobat plug-in installed, maybe you can try to embed PDF to HTML code trough iframe code. By that method, you  can directly view PDF within browser without any third party application installed. If you feel this method is accessible, maybe you can use VeryPDF Document Viewer to make it. However, if you feel converting PDF to flash is the method to figure out this problem please use VeryDOC PDF to Flash Converter, by which you can convert PDF files to Flash files quickly and create high quality and scaleable Flash files from PDF files. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Free download PDF to Flash Converter Command Line

  • This is command line version software, when downloading finishes, it is a zip file. Please extract it to some folder then you can call it from MS Dos Windows.
  • This software is Window version and standalone, during the conversion, you do not need to install any third party application.

Step 2. Convert PDF to Flash.

  • By this software, you can convert PDF to flash and set many limitations like you can rescale or zoom the converted Flash files to any size within the application or web browser without degradation, convert embed fonts to Polylines (outlines) into the vector Flash formats and so on.
  • Here is the usage and command line examples for your reference:
    pdftoflash.exe [options] <PDF Files>
  • Examples:
  • pdftoflash.exe C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfburst C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfopt "-z" C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfopt "-j 75" C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfopt "-p 2 -j 75" C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfopt "-p 2,4,6-8 -z -i -j 50 -t" C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfopt "-s zoom=150" C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -pagerange "6,7" -swfburst C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -swfburst2 -swfmaxopt -mapfont C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf
    pdftoflash.exe -mapfont -swfburst2 -swfflatten -swfmaxopt -swfimagequality 70 -swfimagezoom 1 C:\in.pdf C:\out.swf

  • Parameters:
  • -swfopt <string> : set SWF options
        -z      : Use Flash 6 (MX) zlib compression
                  e.g. : -swfopt "-z"
        -p <range>: Convert only pages in range with range
                  e.g. 1-20 or 1,4,6,9-11 or 3-5,10-12
        -i      : Allows PDF to Flash to change the draw order of the PDF.
                  This may make the generated SWF files a little bit smaller
        -j <quality>: Set quality of embedded jpeg pictures to quality.
                  0 is worst (small), 100 is best (big). (default:85)
                  e.g. : -swfopt "-j 50"
        -S      : Don't use SWF Fonts, but store everything as shape
        -f      : Store all fonts into SWF

Please check more on homepage, I can not list all of them here. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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