I would like to create a list (document library) with pdf documents and when i choose one document it opens up in webpart on same page (like a preview option), or if that's not possible to open up in browser instead of launching Adobe Acrobat or showing 'Save As' button.

Is that possible ?

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This should be doable using a DVWP and some code underneath to infer the filepath. You can use this code to embed .pdf's into the browser:

    <object data="myfile.pdf" type="application/pdf" width="100%" height="100%">

  <p>It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser.
  No biggie... you can <a href="myfile.pdf">click here to
  download the PDF file.</a></p>


If you need help, let me know.


There are a few ways of doing this. You can build a webpart that list the content of your list and got a previewer built-in.

You can also use jquery and track your events in a specific list and go from there, a bit tricky but doable.

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