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30 September 2009 at 7:38am
I'm very new to silverstripe. Is it possible to show a pdf-file inside the content-section?
What I have to do to manage that?
30 September 2009 at 9:29am
This can't be done with SilverStripe directly but you can certainly use another service to display a pdf withen a silverstripe site. One service that I have used with success is here https://docs.google.com/viewer. To do this you have to upload a pdf somewhere on the internet (you could upload it through the Files and Images tab in silverstripe) then paste the location of it into the input box. Once you hit "Generate Link" the bottom block of code is an Iframe which can be pasted into the HTML code of a page in the CMS. I'm not sure if the Iframe gets stripped out by TinyMce but give it a go
Hope this points you in the right direction
30 September 2009 at 9:46am
The gallery module supports pdf. I donÂ´t know how it works exactly but you could give it a try.
1 October 2009 at 2:25am
thank you for your replies. Howardgrigg, what do you mean with "This can't be done with SilverStripe directly "? May be I was unclear. If I habe a pdf-file in /assets/uploads, say test.pdf. Then I want to have a link in a menu to that file, so if anybody select this menuitem the pdf is shown inside the contenarea like any other page of my website.
1 October 2009 at 10:19am Last edited: 1 October 2009 10:23am
PDF content is not something most browsers are able to display 'out of the box'.
That means that unlike an image or text (or Flash content, to a certain degree) there is no way for a browser to imbed the pdf content within your page html without some sort of a 3rd party service to convert it into something browser-readable, or an iframe to bypass the rendering of the current frame entirely.
An iframe gets around this by using whatever pdf viewer plugin your browser has installed. This makes it appear as if it were embedded within the page, but is really rendered as a separate element. This is the easiest way to do it without using a 3rd party service, but the result will depend on what the user has installed.
Personally, I'd go iframe - it is the most stable solution and reduces your reliance on 3rd party services (not to mention the habit of these 3rd party services to extract payment in the form of allowing them access to your documents).
1 October 2009 at 6:51pm
of course, I need a browser plugin as you said, but how can I integrate an iframe in my pages? When I use the TinyMCE with the html-button, it only shows, e.g. the code for a link, I can't edit the html-code.
21 October 2009 at 4:39am
I found this
http://www.silverstripe.org/archive/show/17884 (I don't know what link is working, because its in the archive)
to integrate an iframe modul.
I followed the install instructions, but I got no new pagetype. Does an older modul work with
I have the same problem with the flickrmodul. There is no new pagetype.
Can anyone help please?
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