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Embed a PDF or .htm file in topic

Unread postby ArunDash » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:28 pm

Hello,

Is there a way to embed a PDF or .htm file inside a topic for a project that will be published either as a PDF or webhelp?

I couldn't trace this information in the online help.

Please help. Thanks!
Thank you.

Arun
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Re: Embed a PDF or .htm file in topic

Unread postby Tim Green » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:39 pm

Hi Arun,

You can embed files linked with file links inside PDF files. See "Embedding linked files in PDF documents" in this topic here:

https://www.helpandmanual.com/help/inde ... s_file.htm

You can't "embed" a PDF file in the code of an HTML file, and it would bloat the file massively if you did. Instead, you need to link to it with a normal Internet link. You need to create the URL of the link to point to the location where the PDF file you are linking to when the user clicks on the link when viewing the WebHelp on your web server, NOT to the location of the file on your own computer. 8) Also, you should set the link to open in a new page, not inside the help itself.
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Re: Embed a PDF or .htm file in topic

Unread postby ArunDash » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:11 pm

Thanks Tim for the prompt response.
Thank you.

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