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Considering previous experiences, I think it has to do with 'search engine friendly pages' URL format. If you run


the pdf should be generated.

I wouldn't know how you can have both, never tried.

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If i use that link i get asked if i want to open, save or cancel. If i open the following code appears in my dreamweaver MX program code panel. never looked at a pdf source before, so can you tell me if this has been populated by the product or is this the default output of PDF_Maker?



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ok ive turned off the safe urls


if i left click on it i still get acrobat opening but "the file is damaged and beyond repair" and a blank screen


if i right click and save the file doc.pdf then i can open it and it works fine

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It could be a matter of browser/plug-in settings, I do not know..

Two hints:

a) Take a look at the FAQs from the FPDF site.


B) Use this workaround to create a PDF file to the server and then link to it :


1) in pdf_functions replace




2) create a folder named "datasheets" inside "catalog/pdf" folder (Chmod 777)

3) change the PDF icon link to:

<?php echo '<a href="' . tep_href_link('pdf_info.php', 'products_id=' . $product_info['products_id']) .'" target="_self">' . tep_image('pdf_files/pdf.gif') .'</a>'; ?></td>

4) create a new php file and call it pdf_infp.php and place these lines of code inside (you can duplicate an existing one and replace the code)




 require(DIR_WS_LANGUAGES . $language . '/' . FILENAME_PDF_DATASHEET); 

 $location = ' » <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHIPPING, '', 'NONSSL') . '" class="headerNavigation">' . NAVBAR_TITLE . '</a>'; 


<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> 

<html <?php echo HTML_PARAMS; ?>> 


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> 

<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title> 

<base href="<?php echo (($request_type == 'SSL') ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER) . DIR_WS_CATALOG; ?>"> 

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet.css"> 


<body marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" topmargin="0" bottommargin="0" leftmargin="0" rightmargin="0"> 

<!-- header //--> 

<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'header.php'); ?> 

<!-- header_eof //--> 

<!-- body //--> 

<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3"> 


   <td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?> " cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> 

<!-- left_navigation //--> 

<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'column_left.php'); ?> 

<!-- left_navigation_eof //--> 


<!-- body_text //--> 

   <td width="100%" valign="top"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> 


       <td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> 


           <td class="pageHeading"><?php echo HEADING_TITLE; ?></td> 





       <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '100%', '10'); ?></td> 



       <td><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> 


           <td class="main"> 


$file = $products_id .'.pdf'; 

$size_pdf_file=filesize('pdf/datasheets/'. $file )/1024; 

$formatted = sprintf('%0.2f Kb', $size_pdf_file); 

echo '<br><a href=pdf/datasheets/'.$file.' target=_blank>Click to download '.$file.'</a> ('.$formatted.')';?> 






       <td align="right" class="main"><br><?php echo '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, '', 'NONSSL') . '">' . tep_image_button('button_continue.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_CONTINUE) . '</a>'; ?></td> 



<!-- body_text_eof //--> 

   <td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> 

<!-- right_navigation //--> 

<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'column_right.php'); ?> 

<!-- right_navigation_eof //--> 




<!-- body_eof //--> 

<!-- footer //--> 

<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'footer.php'); ?> 

<!-- footer_eof //--> 




<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'application_bottom.php'); ?>

what does this do:

the first click on the PDF icon (in product_infp.php) takes you to the new page pdf_info.php, this page generates and stores the PDF file in the "datasheets" dir by means of require('pdf/pdf_datasheet_functions.php'); on top of the page; then the link "Click to download ...." opens a new window loading the just created PDF file.

You can see that this is not a straight operation, but requires two clicks to reach the PDF.

The names I gave to folder and files are just my choice, you can change them to whatever you want.


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