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I am in need of a flash PDF viewer that only let the user view the pdf.

I cannot find any online, so if no one knows of one, i would certain be willing to hire a sub contractor to build one for me.

If you know of a flash pdf viewer please point me to it. If you can program one for me, i'd can pass along that information to my client, but I need to know about how much it would cost.

It should allow viewing, panning, and zooming.

Dan
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Hi micamedia

Here are two links that will do about the only thing you can do with flash and PDF's.
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashpaper/examples/
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashpaper/

Because PDF's are a totally different program than flash is and you can open a pdf with a link from flash simliar to the way you would on a html website.  But the only way to view a pdf in flash is to use the option above and that really isn't viewing it in flash it is using a version of macromedia which makes flash to view the  file.  

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yes.. i have seen flash paper. It's not viewing PDFs. It's a totally seperate format, that happens to have a process to covert the PDFs.

Actually flashpaper would be a pretty good solution if there was a way to automatically covert the uploaded PDF files to Flash paper via php. In fact it would be PERFECT if there was a way to do that.

Only Macromedia doesn't seem to have any way to that via PHP that i can see.
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I don't think that will ever be a option because all you would have to do is upload you files to a sever then they are converted and saved on a ftp server to be downloaded.  That would allow anyone to use there software for free.  If you know what I mean.    I don't think you are going to find a flash pdf viewer other than flash paper out there.  Can you be more specific on what your use is going to be with this and maybe there is a better option out there for you.  

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if someone is interest,
now, you can use http://flexpaper.devaldi.com/index.php with swftools
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