Currently using WSS 3.0 and I am using page viewer web part to display a PDF file though when the page loads, users are prompted with the file download box to open or save the file.

Running Internet Explorer 8.

How can I get the PDF File to display without the File Download prompt?


To open pdf file in browser use this code

                        WebClient client = new WebClient();
                        Byte[] buffer = client.DownloadData("address of pdf file");
                        Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
                        Response.AddHeader("content-length", buffer.Length.ToString());
  • Thank you for the code though where do I insert it? The PDF file is currently viewed via Page Viewer webpart.
    – Marina
    Nov 19 '12 at 12:43
  • Hi Marina no idea how you can done with page view webpart but you can do it with CEWP Please check this link sharepointsharon.com/2010/08/embedding-pdfs Nov 19 '12 at 13:20

Please check if MiME type (Pdf) are added to the IIS . By default,it will be blocked to open directly in SharePoint .

If it happens only for specific users then it must be IE Settings .

Thanks, Aravind.

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