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How can I show only the PDF document and not Adobe's toolbar in Internet Explorer?
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by:webwoman
ID: 7141021
You MUST show the Acrobat toolbar. It's not an option, it's part of the plugin. No toolbar, no PDF.
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by:lexxwern
ID: 7142415
well, the user has to have a plugin for his/her browser, now if that plugin has an option of hiding toolbar, very good. but as far as i know, that option isn't there. i maybe wrong as i dont think i have the latest plugin.
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by:Wouter Boevink
ID: 7143148
I tried some thins and this is what I found:

<OBJECT id=PDF height=450 width=450 classid="clsid:CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000">
     <PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="mainpage.pdf">
</OBJECT>
<script language=javascript>
alert('test')
PDF.setShowToolbar(false)
</script>

The weird thing is that if I leave out the alert('test') the PDF.setShowToolbar(false) isn't working.

METHODS:

PDF.AboutBox
PDF.goBackwardStack
PDF.goForwardStack
PDF.gotoFirstPage
PDF.gotoLastPage
PDF.gotoNextPage
PDF.gotoPreviousPage
PDF.LoadFile
PDF.Print
PDF.printAll
PDF.printAllFit
PDF.printPages
PDF.printPagesFit
PDF.printWithDialog
PDF.setCurrentPage
PDF.setLayoutMode
PDF.setNamedDest
PDF.setPageMode
PDF.setShowScrollbars
PDF.setShowToolbar
PDF.setView
PDF.setViewRect
PDF.setViewScroll
PDF.setZoom
PDF.setZoomScroll

PROPERTIES:
PDF.src

There should be some more information on the adobe website in the acrobat sdk but I couldn't find anything.
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by:edemcs
ID: 7143239
you are missing the semi-colon in your JavaScript.  That's probably why.  I'll try that, if it works I'll increase your points.  Thanks.
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by:Wouter Boevink
ID: 7143247
"you are missing the semi-colon in your JavaScript."

I only wish it was that simple :-)
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by:edemcs
ID: 7143256
that doesn't work either
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Wouter Boevink earned 800 total points
ID: 7143283
Ok this page wroks

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE></TITLE>
<BODY bgcolor=black onload="disableToolbar()">

<OBJECT id=PDF style="LEFT: 0px; TOP: 0px" height=450 width=450 classid="clsid:CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000" VIEWASTEXT>
     <PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="mainpage.pdf">
</OBJECT>

<script language=javascript>
function disableToolbar(){
PDF.setShowToolbar(false);
}
</script>
</BODY>
</HTML>
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by:edemcs
ID: 7143359
Great work wboevink!  That information is rare!  Thanks, again.  -200 for webwoman for being so pessimistic :)
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by:edemcs
ID: 7143410
Great work wboevink!  That information is rare!  Thanks, again.  -200 for webwoman for being so pessimistic :)
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by:webwoman
ID: 7144906
I would be very surprised if that would work correctly for everybody... and I doubt if you'll be able to DO anything with the PDF. Like move from one page to the next... which is a pretty important thing to be able to do.

But I'd be happy to be proved wrong. Try it, see what the limitations are. I'm sure there are some.
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