Chapter 25. Working with PDFs and the Web
Throughout this book, I address using PDFs on the Web. As I discussed in Chapter 7, you can download selected Web pages or entire Web sites and have all the HTML pages converted to PDF. In Acrobat 6 and greater you can convert media, animation, and sound to PDFs with the animated pages appearing the same in Acrobat viewers as when you see them on Web sites. In Chapter 8 I talked about using the PDFMaker with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.
In Chapter 19, I discussed comments and, in Chapter 20, I covered online reviews. Coming ahead in Chapter 27, I talk about eBooks and downloading books as Digital Editions. In Chapter 31, I talk about submitting form data. And in other chapters, you find similar discussions on Acrobat PDFs hosted online. In short, the Web plays a major role with much of your Acrobat activity. In this chapter, I cover more about using PDFs online for viewing in Web browsers and linking to PDF views on Web sites.
Viewing PDFs in Web Browsers
You open a PDF in a Web browser just as you open a file to view an HTML document. You specify a URL and filename to view the PDF directly in the browser or click on a Web link from within a PDF document to open a URL where a PDF is hosted. For example, logging on to
www.provider.com/file.pdf results in the display of the PDF page inside the browser window. This type of viewing is referred ...