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Bookmarklet Converts PDF Links to Be Viewed With Google Docs PDF Reader  (View post)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
10 years ago4,928 views

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Sohil [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yay it works :D

Btw, it seems as if Google is converting the pdf pages into images.

For example:

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Sohil [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hmm...that's odd...anyway, right click on the original pdf link I posted as select "View as Image"...you'll see that it's converted into a png file.

Henning [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

Does this work with the Android browser as well?

Tom [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I have developed a estate agents website and they have to display something called hipps its a new regulation in the UK and I want to link so it opens in a pdf but I dont know how :(

The website in question is kelly-estates.com I want to display the hipps image after each sale property .

An example of a hipps image can be seen @


media.rightmove.co.uk/12k/1185 ...

what do i have to do to do this bookmarklet thing any help would be great thanks.

[Unlinked – Tony]

Henning [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

Tom: It doesn't work this way. Google _takes_ PDFs and _creates_ images. You seem to want it the other way round.

Joen [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Thanks for the post here, Philipp.

Yeah turning it into a greasemonkey script (and possibly an extension for the major browsers) would be an excellent idea.

If anyone would like to do this, I'd love to link up the script and/or extension.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

This is what I'm seeing when I expand Sohil's link:


i34.tinypic.com/2e2go55.png



Maybe he has deleted his original document, but in that case the Google Docs message is misleading because it implies a transient error.

My own test document:

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Same error message seen here.

Henning [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

Roger, Juha-Matti: The first link from sohil works as intended. The second one is double-converted (he tried to link to the converted image from the result of the first link, but the forum software here seems to have picked the pdf-part in it and converted it again.)...

Erik [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I'm already using a greasemonkey script for this in Chrome, it's really nice: userscripts.org/scripts/show/5 ...

Branco Melting [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I've been using this cnetz.net/2009/09/pdf-dateien- ... bookmarklet. Way more interesting because it changes the Google results.

B.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

(Thanks Branco, I added an update to the post!)

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