Solved

How to prompt to save pdf instead of opening it in browser?

Posted on 2007-11-30
4
1,638 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
I have pdf links on php pages, but i wanna let user download it instead of opening it directly when clicked. How?
0
Comment
Question by:jtcy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
steelseth12 earned 500 total points
ID: 20380775
You will need to use php to force download.
Instead of pointing the user to the pdf , point them to a php file with the following code
<? 
    $path = "path/to/file";
	$file = "file.pdf";
 
	header ("Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
    header('Content-Description: File Transfer');
    header('Content-Type: application/octet-stream');
    header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($path.DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.$file));
    header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=' . $file);
    readfile($path.DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.$file); 
	
	?>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:jtcy
ID: 20380855
I tot there is a way without using php? I heard smth like just inserting a line in the meta field...
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:steelseth12
ID: 20380867
Not that i am aware of.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

These days socially coordinated efforts have turned into a critical requirement for enterprises.
This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question