Cannot view PDF files

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by djsfantasi, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. djsfantasi

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    I am using Safari on an iPhone 6. I cannot view any PDF files attached to a post. A new window opens, it looks like a "download" window flashes by, and finally a grey screen appears. I cannot do anything on this screen, except close it.
     
  2. DerStrom8

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    That's what you get for using an iPhone :p

    Sorry, couldn't resist :D
     
  3. Alec_t

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    But can you read PDF files other than those attached?
     
  4. djsfantasi

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    I can read PDFs from another site, if that is your question? For example, in the thread Selling my inventory, I cannot view any of the files posted. However, the link from this institution to a sample PDF file, it works fine.
     
  5. djsfantasi

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    No clues?

    Someone posted their schematic, and I can't read it. If you need more information, please ask.

    Summary, on AAC and the blue theme with my iPhone 6 running IOS 8.4.1, I can not view PDF files. I can from other sites.
     
  6. djsfantasi

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    Maybe I misunderstood. Where on the site is a PDF file not attached to a list?
     
  7. tjohnson

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    The textbooks are available for download as PDF files. The index page for each volume has a link to the "PDF Version" at the bottom of the sidebar. I'm using the orange theme on a desktop PC, so the link may be harder to find if you're using the blue theme on a smartphone.
     
  8. djsfantasi

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    Ok, I can see the textbook PDF.
     
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  10. jrap

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    Hey @djsfantasi , I have found a solution for this. I am only able to test on the iOS Simulator, but it seems to be working as it should now.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention
     
  11. djsfantasi

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    Thanks! The previously irksome link no longer irks!

    But wait! There's more. If I go back to the original post, the undesirable behavior returns.

    If I copy and paste the link, it works. But if I click on a link in a post, I get a grey page.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015
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