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Open PDF 1.1

This will make PDF attachments open in the browser.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5

    When a PDF file is attached to a post, clicking the attachment link will open a dialog box asking where to save the file. This Add-on changes this behavior so the PDF is opened in the browser.

    1. Download openpdf_v1.1.zip and unzip it
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location will be library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page
    4. Upload the addon-OpenPDF_v1.1.xml file.
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.
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    Thank you.
    iorG19, worrorfight, Laseg and 5 others like this.

Recent Updates

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Recent Reviews

  1. adwade
    Version: 1.1
    This is certainly an efficient add-on that will save users the un-necessary effort of having to first download a PDF file, before they then have to open their own viewer just to see in it.

    Many times, PDF files are just used for reference information and the end-user doesn't need (or want) the actual file, but instead only to briefly view it.
  2. Dadparvar
    Version: 1.0
    Works great as it must. Yet another must have add-on I think. Sometimes users don't need the file and just want to see and read the content. Thanks Andy.
  3. Phases
    Version: 1.0
    Works as expected! Installed fast and easy, works in resource center too which is what we wanted it for. Happy with it. I guess if I had to suggest something, maybe make it so you can select areas to choose to exclude it.
    Version: 1.0
    Just what I was looking for. Works perfectly.

    I think it would be good if XenForo opened PDF files in this manner by default.

    Requiring users to download/save a file somewhere on their computer is inconvenient and makes one nervous ..... "where do I save it? Here? No ... there? ... Oh, hell." and .... "hmmm ... is this some kind of infected file? Why risk it?"

    Thanks for creating this very handy add-on!
  5. ScottLott
    Version: 1.0
    Installs instantly and works as expected. No tweaking settings or playing around with templates. It just WORKS.