Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Oh, rats. I forgot about the password - which I am not supposed to give out. I guess I'll have to see if one of my neighbors can help with this.
Thanks for offering to help!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to deepeace12)
You coiuld go into iWeb and change the username and password to guest and guest, republish and then after we're finished with the help change it back to your original username and password.
In the meantime check to make sure there are no items overlapping the hyperlinks on the page. You can do that by typeing Command+A while viewing the page in Safari. That will show all items and will let you see any that might be overlapping.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to deepeace12)
That's OK. I have a Top Secret clearance ( or used to )
I don't think there's anything wrong with your website. My pdf links also behave the same way in Safari. However, in Firefox the pdf files appear as they should.
This is even with the PDF Browser plugin that's available so that PDF files can be viewed in browsers. So there's something that's changed recently that's preventing Safari from viewing PDF files.
Right now I don't have a solution. Well, there is a solution of sorts. That's using Google Docs Viewer to display the PDF document. This demo page has an example: Scrolling Text Box. It does not require a plugin.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to Old Toad)
You use URL forwarding with masking.
The pdfs do not display properly on my iPad.
They're scaled down and only page one of multipage files are visible and the pdfs cannot be saved.
When I use this is address :
the pdfs displays all pages correctly and they can be saved to iBook.
So why not use the domainname properly. But that may interfere with you other website :
You have to find a solution anyway, since MobileMe is closing down by the end of June.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 9:44 PM (in response to Old Toad)
My neighbors just confirmed what you said about being able to see the pdf's in FireFox. And Wyodor is right, I do need to find a new hosting site anyway. Have been putting it off since I have not wanted to deal with it. But the end is near so I must get on it.
Many thanks for all your help!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to Wyodor)
Are you using Safari and, if so, do you have the PDF Browser Plugin installed? I had the Enable plug-ins checkbox unchecked in Safari by mistake which was why I was unable to view the pdfs. Once I checked it the pdfs were viewable.
However, the Google Document Viewer would seem be a better soltuion for multi page pdf files as it would not require viewers to have the plugin installed.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to Old Toad)
The problem I described was with Safari on the iPad.
No scrolling of multiple pages, only one page visible.
Page visible was scaled down to half screen size on the left when in landscape.
And the usual buttons at the top to save to iBook weren't there.
But only when the pdfs were viewed with URL masquerading. They behaved normal with the web.me.com URL.
And on the Desktop Safari I see this Plugin :
WebKit, ingebouwde pdf
ingebouwd = built-in.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to Wyodor)
That's interesting. I found the plugin listing and learned that I also have the WebKit built-in PDF plug-in. Didn't know there was one. Just removed the 3rd party plugin, restarted Safari and am able to view the PDF files. Thanks.
You're probably right about the masking messing up the PDF viewability.