October 26 03:51 AM
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pdf viewer

PDFs are a routine part of the internet - especially for community publications. Normally, visitors click to download a PDF and view it through Acrobat Reader. With the advent and growing adoption of Flash, there are now PDF viewers which allow PDF content to be viewed without downloading the file.

So, Linear has included in it's base configuration a seamless integration of a popular PDF viewer. Use of this feature is completely optional for our customers - they can never use it, or use it sometimes. Who knows.

Our implementation allows PDFs to be viewed embedded within a client's site - or opened in a new window. The PDF is converted into a Flash format and shown within a predefined area. Each client's PDF viewer defaults allow them to define the sizes of both the embedded and window viewers.

Multi-page PDFs easily allow visitors to flip through the pages. Zoom controls allow the presented content to be enlarged as needed. Best of all, it takes virtually no work from Linear clients other than uploading the PDF - everything is automated.

Links to download the original pdf are prominent for visitors preferring the Acrobat Reader interface. The PDFs can either be stored on the server or referenced through any valid internet address.

Click here for an on-site example.

smiley pete"Linear publishing has provided a turnkey solution for Mile High Newspapers that far exceeds anything that we could have accomplished on our own. While the capabilities of the system are impressive, what I have found most useful is Linear's willingness to implement new features and its ability to support the ones it has. The Linear system has so many features, that one newspaper will never use them all. I have looked at other newspaper content management systems, but have yet to find one that matches Linear's price, tech support and feature set."

Justinian Hatfield
New Media Manager
Mile High Newspapers
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