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I am looking for a pre-written java pdf viewer. I see the abobe has one on their site, but it's in the beta stages and they don't say when to expect it's completion or how much it will cost.

I don't think it would be wise for me to build this into my application without knowing when it's going to be ready.

Any help would be appreciated.

I don't wish to have to do any java programming. Just looking for a pre-built solution in java, that can run as an applet over the web.

Dan
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by:CEHJ
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There are some non-free, including http://www.pdfgo.com/
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I took a look at all the links.. I don't see where any of them are prebuild applets that I can simply run in the browser without having to do any programming.

The last one (solidpdf) seems to point to the adobe java pdf reader, which i can see on the adobe web site, but it says it's still in beta, and doesn't say when it's going to be ready.

All i want is something simple that will open up and display a pdf document right inside the browser.

Maybe i'm not understanding what the above links can do, but they don't show me an online demo.
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by:JugglerW
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see (a not free solution at IceSoft):

http://www.icesoft.com/products/icepdf.html

or another approach:

http://www.devx.com/tips/Tip/13899

assumes user has installed Acrobat Reader
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> All i want is something simple that will open up and display a pdf document right inside the browser.

Adobe's native pdf reader supports opening pdf's from within the browser so if thats installed you can load them directly in the browser.
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by:micamedia
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can i control if the user can print the document? And if i do it that way .. i'm just giving them a link right? which they can always right click to dowload.. then open up in photoshop and print it.

I really wanted something that's in the browser, and doesn't give them any option to intecept the actual pdf file.

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by:objects
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you'll find it hard to stop them accessing the pdf if they really want to. Even if it used an applet they'd still be able to get at the pdf if they really wanted to.
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by:objects
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Perhaps instead using a PDF, you display low res images of the pages that are fine for viewing but not printing.
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by:micamedia
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yes i thought of giving them an image.. but can I do that with php.. make images of all pages of the php document and then show them to the user?
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by:objects
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what does your application actually do?
Is the php generating the pdf?
Would generating images from the pdf in advance be an option, or generating the images at the same time that the pdf is generated.
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by:mightyone
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take the low res solution as with images you can always copy what you can see.... it is always posible to take at least a screenshot.....
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