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    download pdf

    Hi,

    I have a link in my flashsite which downloads a PDF file IN THE SAME WINDOW as my site. Now I want to have that PDF file be loaded in a NEW WINDOW. Is that possible? What happens when the visitor of my site doesn't have acrobat reader installed on his/her system?

    Is there another way to downlad PDF files? I tried some things with self-extracting archives but since I'm on PC I can only make PC .exe files which won't work on the MAC.

    Whats the best over all choice on the DOWNLOADING PDF's subject? Using Compression programs like winzip make it even more complex for visitors to read your pdf...

    thanx
    stanno

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    Zip is the only way to go as any file extension that uses a plugin to play it will want to open rather than download.

    Did you try getURL("acrobatfile.pdf", "_blank");

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    and what about self-extracting archives? Is there a cross platform alternative?

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    I don't know, I use PC. But I have seen sites that have downloads links for both zip and sit files. I assume you'd need a Mac to make them tho.

    Did you know, FlashKit has a Mac Forum?

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