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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Is there a way to get the stock Android browser to auto-open a PDF, Word or other typical file without having to go through the process of downloading the file and then getting the user to open the file from the Downloads app or the Notification bar?

We have a web application that has a lot of documents that we'd like to include and not have to convert to HTML, but making the user download the file and manually open it is not easy to train users on.

On iOS, these files all display inline in the browser. I'd like a way to get the browser to auto-launch the files into Acrobat Reader or QuickOffice or whatever program the user has to display them.

Does anyone know a way to do that?

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Chris

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I'm also looking for this. I use an online knowledgebase site from my phone for work and the files are named all messed up because they're meant to be just opened when you click the link. So once downloaded I don't know which file is which and I need to repeatedly download to reference the material more than once.
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Hmmm apparently there is no answer to this? I too need to do the same thing.
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