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How can I print embedded pdfs from my form on mobile devices?Asked by OmahaEITC on January 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM
I am developing a form to capture client data and deliver information at the same time. I'm loving the way the form looks, but I've hit a snag. I have embedded pdfs that show based on the selects made in the form. I want the user to be able to print the pdfs as they select options. This works on a desktop since the pdfs open in a new window. The user can print and then close that window, which returns them to the form. But when I test this on a tablet, which is the primary way we will be using this form, the pdf opens in the same window as the form. The pdf can't be directly printed, only downloaded, and there isn't a way to return to the form. Is there a way to do this better?
print devices embedded pdf
The PDF opens in a new window for me. Here's a screenshot using my Android device:
The page downloads the file. If this is supposed to be printed then I guess that is because the device is not supporting this action or it needs to be manually printed using the device print options.
What is your Tablet? I may need to refer this to our widget team.
I'm using a Samsung galaxy tab a tablet. Thank you!
The link still opens a new window for me and downloads the file. I think this is because my device is not connected to a printer.
If the PDF embedder widget still opens in the same window for you, you can use our Free text HTML field to put the links:
However, you will also need to re add your conditional logic for the PDF's.
Thanks I'll give it another try
You're welcome. Please let us know if you need help.