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Displaying 3D PDF in Firefox

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Hi, My viewers were able to see the 3D PDF file on web browsers by following the below procedure to use default pdf viewer.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-built-pdf-viewer-and-use-another-viewer.

After updating to the latest version Adobe Reader DC, cannot view the content of pdf file. i am using the below object tag to show PDF in web browser, message is displayed as shown in tag to install or update.

<object data="Test.pdf" type="application/pdf" style="WIDTH: 800px; HEIGHT: 650px;">

<'p>click on the link below to install or upgrade Adobe Reader.</p>

<a href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/" target="_blank">Click here</a> </p> </object>

Please help me solve this.

Hi, My viewers were able to see the 3D PDF file on web browsers by following the below procedure to use default pdf viewer. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-built-pdf-viewer-and-use-another-viewer. After updating to the latest version Adobe Reader DC, cannot view the content of pdf file. i am using the below object tag to show PDF in web browser, message is displayed as shown in tag to install or update. <object data="Test.pdf" type="application/pdf" style="WIDTH: 800px; HEIGHT: 650px;"> <'p>click on the link below to install or upgrade Adobe Reader.</p> <br /> <a href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/" target="_blank">Click here</a> </p> </object> Please help me solve this.

Modified by riyaz09

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Firefox 52 and later releases only support the Shockwave Flash plugin and disable all other plugins. You can use the Firefox 52 ESR release if you need to use other plugins.

Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no longer work.

Firefox 52.1.0 ESR:

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Unless your site visitors want to switch from the regular Firefox release to the ESR release, they probably should open the PDF outside the browser in the stand-alone Adobe application.

If Firefox is showing the PDF in the built-in viewer, there may be a message that Firefox may not be able to display the file correctly, with a button to try an external viewer. I don't know whether that shows up with embedded PDFs or only when the are loaded directly (full tab, .pdf in the address bar). When you test, do you see anything like that?

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Co-rel, I did try using fire fox 52 ESR release and still cannot see the 3D PDF content. Any help would be really helpfull.

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jscher2000, I am using Iframe to show 3D PDF in web page using <Object> tag.

It Does not show the PDF content, shows the

tag content. directly opening .pdf in the address bar opens Adobe Reader DC outside the browser.

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riyaz09 said

jscher2000, I am using Iframe to show 3D PDF in web page using <Object> tag. It Does not show the PDF content, shows the <P> tag content.

This site has difficulty displaying pasted HTML. Can you post the tags you're using on another site? If necessary, you can use Pastebin.

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This site has difficulty displaying pasted HTML. Can you post the tags you're using on another site? If necessary, you can use Pastebin.

I have created a sample code of 2 HTML pages how i am using object and iframe tags. below is the Pastebin link.

https://pastebin.com/ditBkg8k is there a way where i can send you a sample 3D PDF file to test?

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The object tag you're using should invoke Firefox's built-in PDF viewer, unless it has been disabled or Firefox has corrupted associations for the application/pdf content type.

(The viewer can't actually render 3D PDFs; that is an open item for future consideration according to: https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/iss.../3254)

The following is an ordinary PDF and should appear in the built-in viewer with default settings -- does this one work for you:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/temp/embeddedpdf.html

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jscher2000 said

The object tag you're using should invoke Firefox's built-in PDF viewer, unless it has been disabled or Firefox has corrupted associations for the application/pdf content type. (The viewer can't actually render 3D PDFs; that is an open item for future consideration according to: https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/iss.../3254) The following is an ordinary PDF and should appear in the built-in viewer with default settings -- does this one work for you: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/temp/embeddedpdf.html

Yes, PDF appears with default settings, when set to Adobe Reader DC it does not appear.

I might have to force my users to use IE to view 3D PDF as of now.

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I think as a workaround, you could put a link to the PDF in the alternate content area of the object. Clicking the link should allow users to open the PDF externally rather than in the tab. Or is that area not appearing when you set the content type handler to Adobe Reader DC?