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Can I force reader to open in the users Browser?


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Hi, I have a form that submits to a URL using HTTP submit - the form works great when viewed online, but if opened in reader locally, the submit is long winded, and messy, by having to download a temp file on C drive, before information can then be viewed online. If I open the local Pdf using my Browser, the process is much much smoother.

Is there a way of defaulting the document to either open in their browser, of some script that I could use so that once the form is open, it then re-opens to view locally in IE or similiar?

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Level 10


You can test to see if the form is opened in the browser, by testing the filename (search for threads on this forum). However I do not believe that you will be able to force the document closed (eg close Acrobat/Reader) and then reopen the form in a browser.

Maybe test to see if the form is opened in Acrobat or Reader and if so warn the user.