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[resolved] how do you use it (19 posts)

  1. chad1turner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so i have downloaded both viewer and annotate and thought it would be accessible through the add media on dashboard, but nothing seems to work. i intended to use this to have a small thumbnail picture of a pdf file that people could click on to expand or read. website is stockmarketandi.com but the page im using it on is not yet published

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/groupdocs-viewer/

  2. itssri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @chad1turner "nothing seems to work" because we are supposed to PAY and SUBSCRIBE to their service.

    On the post editor window you have the icon for this app. Clicking it will popup a window where you have to specify your subscriber info.

    Thumbs down for this plugin. WordPress.org should have a facility where we know BEFORE installing if it requires some paid subscription or one-time cost.

  3. itssri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @chad1turner here's a simple and sweet way to view (and print) any document that can be viewed by Google Docs. Just insert a link as below in your post or page:

    <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=full/path/to/your-document-file-name" target="_blank">
    <img src="full/path/to/your/thumbnail-image" />
    </a>

    Make sure that your URL or SRC file name starts with http and ends with the document extension, for example:
    http://yourdomain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/your-file.pdf

  4. groupdocs
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chad,

    Many thanks for getting in touch.

    Please find instructions related to installation and usage by checking the following link:

    http://groupdocs.com/docs/display/Viewer/Integrating+the+Plugin+Through+WordPress+UI

    Please feel free to contact us via our zendesk support desk or via email if you have any other queries.

    Many thanks,

    The GroupDocs Support Team

  5. groupdocs
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Itssri,

    Thanks for your comments.

    "@chad1turner "nothing seems to work" because we are supposed to PAY and SUBSCRIBE to their service.

    Thumbs down for this plugin. WordPress.org should have a facility where we know BEFORE installing if it requires some paid subscription or one-time cost.
    "

    We currently offer a 14 day free trial to our Individual plan, where you don't have to enter credit card details, and once that expires, we have a Limited Free plan. Regarding subscribing, like the majority of services it's necessary to register before usage to avoid abuse.

    Many thanks,

    The GroupDocs Support Team

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Perhaps you could add this information to the plugin's page?

  7. groupdocs
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi esmi,

    Thank you for your post. We will update the plugin's page as soon as possible with all helpfull information. Also we are planning to add some links to documentation resources.

    Many thanks,
    The GroupDocs Support Team

  8. chad1turner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey itssri

    thanks for the info although i understand what you are trying to say i dont know actually how to do it. i put the code in a post and it shows up on the page. i have worked with html before but i used ftp to move pages back in forth from my hard drive to the real site. I and actually just found the location that all of my php files are under with blue host. which is another long question that i have, but in the mean time, could you help with the format since my site is stockmarketandi.com and the file is DHR pic that is currently in my media file as a pdf. what would that link look like with this information thanks Chad

  9. itssri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @chad1turner

    I don't think you can do this via FTP as the posts/pages content is stored in the database.

    Assuming that your pdf file is named DHR-pic.pdf and the thumbnail image file is DHR-pic.jpg and both these have been uploaded using the WordPress media uploader; In the post editing window, switch to the "Text" mode. Then copy and paste below code where your thumbnail needs to be.

    <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.stockmarketandi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DHR-pic.pdf" target="_blank">
    <img src="http://www.stockmarketandi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DHR-pic.jpg" />
    </a>
  10. chad1turner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok so that leads into my second question, where is the code for my site. my host says i should make changes to it from the dashboard, but i cant seem to find it. im assuming when i find it then the issue we have been talking about will be inserted into that code. yes? thanks

  11. chad1turner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so i tried your fix i get a picture icon but it is not my picture. just to clarify i downloaded a pdf file with the media downloader and in the file it says dhr pic (and underneath that it says pdf). so there may not be a "pic" named dhr just the pdf file?

  12. itssri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If there is just the pdf file, you can remove the image statement. Instead place the anchor text in its place:

    <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.stockmarketandi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DHR-pic.pdf">
    Click here to View DHR-pic
    </a>
  13. itssri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BTW, which page/post are you putting this link on?

  14. chad1turner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    cool that seemed to work once i published the page. thanks again you're by far the best member/moderator that i have come across.

    i would however like to know where my php pages are located that everyone keeps telling me i need to alter to tweek my site.

  15. itssri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All the tweaking that needs to be done would be in files located within these folders:
    ../wp-content/themes/
    ../wp-content/plugins/

    You can also do the tweaking via:
    WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Editor
    or
    WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Editor

  16. polar_action
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Bad form to have no mention of the Paid service in the initial Description page of the plugin info.

  17. T.McGuire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When using the Google doc viewer code as described above, do you know if google will tag that url for a crawl? More specifically, If I link to a file in a dropbox folder which only I have access to and I use the google viewer link on a localhost server will google see the call to the dropbox file and index it?

    I have found some little pieces of information which say that you can set the permissions of the document you are loading..but Dropbox is outside of Google Docs permission reach.

    Thoughts?

  18. Van Pham
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could we disable the print and download button?

  19. groupdocs
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Van Pham,

    Thanks for getting in touch! Yes, downloading and printing options can be disabled for separate viewer instance (via url string parameters) or they can be disable for all your viewer instances via configuration in your GroupDocs account.

    Many thanks,
    GroupDocs Support Team
    http://groupdocs.com

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