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SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by kampmann » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:18 pm

Hello,

is it possible to use PDF XChange Editor as inplace Viewer in SAP Gui?

Thank you

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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi kampmann,

indeed it is if you are using IE. Simply set IE to use our PDF-XChange Editor plugin as the default .

In the Editor's preferences go to File Associations --> View PDF files in Internet Explorer --> Yes.

You can try setting the mime type with the following reg keys, but it is a moving target, Microsoft seem determined to stop file and mime associations being programatically set. We do have customers who use the Editor in SAP environments so I am sure it can be done.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/pdf]
@="PDFXEdit.PDF"
"CLSID"="{53719C00-353D-4FCF-A8AB-1B1027B60A49}"
"Extension"=".pdf"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\MIMEAssociations\application/pdf\UserChoice]
"Progid"="BrowserIEPlugin.CoPXCEditorIEPlugin"
I hope that helps. I'm keen to hear how that goes.
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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by kampmann » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:36 am

Hi Paul,

thank you for your reply. I change the Setting from tabbed mode to "Single document mode". After this change the PDF Documents would be displayed in the inplace PDF View from SAP.

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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am

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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by mar_co » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:08 am

Hi together,

the inplace view of PDF in SAP is working correctly - thanks for the help!

But I've got the question if it's possible to hide the menubar in the inline view.
We've used normal Adobe Acrobat before and there was no menubar so the users don't have to scroll in most of the documents. Now they're complaining about the scrolling causing the menubar on top and bottom.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 am

Hi Marco,

Can you send a screen-shot of what you're looking to remove?

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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by mar_co » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi,

here is the screenshot with PDF Xchange:
image.png
with PDF Xchange
And here the screenshot with Adobe:
image002.jpg
with Adobe Acrobat

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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi mar_co,

Thanks for that - This appears to be because the SAP app is using our embedded application (likely through our browser plugin), rather than our preview handler. Please try F8 and F9 while cursor focus is within our control, and see if that hides the menus.

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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by mar_co » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:24 am

Hi Will,

sorry but there is no affect if I press F8 or F9.
Is there a possibility to change the app to the preview handler (for browser plugin and SAP and all other applications) instead of the embedded application?

BR
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Re: SAP inplace viewing of PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:31 am

Hi Marco,

I'm afraid that we don't have any control over that. The application itself chooses whether it will use a preview handler, ActiveX Control, NPAPI plugin, etc.. It may be possible to set the SAP app to use a preview handler, but we couldn't advise on how that might be possible.

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