PDF Viewer In Browser Without Acrobat Reader
Posted on 2004-09-03
My application needs to let people view pdf's right in the browser, without the need to install Acrobat Reader.
What are my options?
A few of my thoughts (which might be all wrong.. nor do i even know how to go out any of them) are:
1. convert pdf pages to images on the fly, and use php to display these images
2. find a java pdf viewer, and simply pass the pdf to the viewer page.
Any thought on how I might accomplish this?
I also want to make sure the user cannot print out the result. They must buy the source pdf if they really want a quality print out. (i know i can never stop them from taking screen shots.. so that's not a problem)