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How to open word and pdf document in the browser

Bonny Sen
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Joined: May 09, 2006
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Hello Friend,

Could any one please suggest a way of opening/viewing a word file or a pdf file in the browser. I am using JBoss 4 server and struts 1.2

The file can be opened in 2 ways:

1. Display the file name on the jsp page as a hyper link. On clicking the link the appropriate file should be opened for reading in the same browser.

2. There would be a radio button against the file name and a "View" submit button. Selecting the file by checking the radio button and clicking on the "View" button should open the file in the browser.

Please help.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Bonny,
While either approach is fine, I always prefer an approach that shows the user what type of file they will be getting upon clicking. In this case, it sounds like #2.

Note that whether it opens in the browser is dependent on the user's configuration. For example, I have .doc files set to prompt for download on my computer.


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Swaroop Kunduru
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Joined: May 22, 2006
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Can someone Please help with a code snappet to open an MsWord using struts framework.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Swaroop Kunduru.


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Ulf Dittmer
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Struts is server-side library, while documents tend to be opened on the client; what are you trying to do - stream the document to the client?


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