Open PDF

Open PDF 1.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  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 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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5.00 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Open PDF v1.1 changes: Updated packaging.

Latest reviews

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.
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.
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.
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!
Installs instantly and works as expected. No tweaking settings or playing around with templates. It just WORKS.
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