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I've recently seen two recurring questions on various Forums regarding RapidWeaver in combination with PDF files:
• How do I get a PDF to download instead of opening in a new window?
• How do I get a PDF to display on my RapidWeaver page?

There is now a new answer to question two. PDF Viewer 2 from RWtuts.
Marvin has just completely rewritten PDF Viewer – it is now fully Stacks 3 compatible and includes Sparkle updating.

I have a client (a charity) that publishes a regular newsletter. The staff members responsible for the publication are completely computer illiterate, but they can save a text document to PDF.
With MountainDuck, they can upload the PDF to the server (overwriting the old version) and Voila! the newsletter is instantly displayed on their website.
And, thanks to PDF Viewer, the PDF is displayed blazingly fast – my 57 page test was instantly viewable; much faster than accessing it directly via the browser – and it's also fully responsive.

PDF Viewer

PDF Viewer is not a complicated stack, in fact there are just three settings:
PDF URL (and my customer can only access this single directory),
Viewer Width – in % and Viewer Height – in px.
If your PDF has multiple pages, a scrollbar is displayed next to it, allowing your reader to scroll down through the pages. Keyboard navigation works too, but the casual user won't know that.

At the bottom of the published stack there is an indication of the page you are viewing (5 / 57) and magnification controls. In the top right hand corner there is a Pop-Out button that will open the PDF in a new window and allow your visitor to download and save the PDF.

If you need PDFs to be displayed in Rapidweaver, PDF Viewer is the address to visit!

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