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Embedded PDF in Webpage Functionality

My enduser is switching from a printed newsletter to an eNewsletter. They have investigated several services and found them to be a little too pricey. I have been researching and have come up with a couple of methods to display the newsletter. I use InDesign to develop the content and then can export to either SWF or PDF. Both have their drawbacks. My most recent efforts have been with the PDF. It is output as spreads in full screen mode so the Acrobat controls are hidden. Navigation is no problem, but the user would like to be able to zoom, print and save the PDF file. I may have found a method to print (not yet tested) but I've had no luck with print or save. Is anyone aware of a way to create buttons to do this?

See: http://www.lightningclass.org/resources/eflashesNewsletter/eFlashes2010/nlTest2.asp
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Do you want to use the acrobat plugin toolbar or are you trying to find another way to put controls on the page for these features?  It seems like the easy answer is to use the acrobat toolbar unless there is some reason not to let the user have them?
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The user would like the newsletter to look more like it does on the eMagazine sites, i.e. http://www.wythewill.com/flippingbook/holiday2010/index.html
And there is the issue of the dark border if the PDF isn't uploaded to open in full screen. So, yes, I was hoping to find a way to do zoom, print and save with buttons along the bottom. After considerable research, I'm guessing I don't have the expertise to do it. Do you know if there is a way to specify which controls would appear on the toolbar?
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Thank you very much for the reference. The organization is going to have to review alternatives and decide which way they want to go. It would appear that it is going to require some expensive software to get what they want. I was disappointed to learn that embedding the PDF in a web page with the toolbar doesn't work in all browsers, particularly Chrome. That approach, even though it didn't provide the look they wanted, looked very promising when I tested in IE.