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pdf preview in form RRS feed

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  • you actually can use the webbrowser-control to display PDFs.

    some things I experienced:

    • the webbrowser-control does NOT render der PDF directly, but uses the pdf-viewer set as system standard.
    • in some pdf-viewers you can use settings to control whether a pdf shall be rendered inside the browser (still by the default pdf-viewer) or in the full blown program.
    • unless you have a licence to distribute a pdf-viewer, the webbrowser approach gives you an advantage over committing to one specific pdf-viewer. ('every' computer has some sort of pdf-viewer, but not necessarily from Adobe)   
    • Marked as answer by tekoko10 Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:04 AM
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 10:06 PM

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  • Hi Tekoko

    Isnt the preview option enough?

    - You can use a macro for that or vba code like:

    DoCmd.OpenReport "My Report", acViewPreview, "", "", acNormal


    Cheers // Peter Forss Stockholm

    Monday, July 2, 2018 2:10 PM
  • no , i want to see the pdf in the form. the webbrowsercontrol is working for files on the inertnet.

    but if i want to use it for pdf in my computer , the webbrowser control asks to open the file and shows it then in a browsser. so i can not see in on the form

    • Proposed as answer by papa_bear Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:55 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by papa_bear Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:55 PM
    Monday, July 2, 2018 3:17 PM
  • Hi again

    How to display PDF on Form

    Found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UltWxgzgXPk


    Cheers // Peter Forss Stockholm

    Monday, July 2, 2018 5:19 PM
  • Hi Tekoko

    Did my tip help you?


    Cheers // Peter Forss Stockholm

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:52 PM
  • you actually can use the webbrowser-control to display PDFs.

    some things I experienced:

    • the webbrowser-control does NOT render der PDF directly, but uses the pdf-viewer set as system standard.
    • in some pdf-viewers you can use settings to control whether a pdf shall be rendered inside the browser (still by the default pdf-viewer) or in the full blown program.
    • unless you have a licence to distribute a pdf-viewer, the webbrowser approach gives you an advantage over committing to one specific pdf-viewer. ('every' computer has some sort of pdf-viewer, but not necessarily from Adobe)   
    • Marked as answer by tekoko10 Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:04 AM
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 10:06 PM