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Use QuickTime 6.3 to view PDFs in Safari Web Browsers
It seems that the latest update to QuickTime has gained rudimentary support for PDFs. Using Safari, try clicking a link to a PDF and rather than downloading, the PDF should display within Safari. Dragging and dropping a PDF on Safari also works. I see no sign of navigation for multipage PDFs, thus only the first page displays with no zooming control.

In the MIME Settings portion of the QuickTime system prefs panel, there is now a checkbox for PDF in the still images category.

One other QuickTime change I've noticed is that the QuickTime logo often displays briefly as a flash animation begins loading within Safari.

[robg adds: In order to make this work on my machine, I had to change the MIME setting first -- it wasn't enabled by default. After seeing how it worked, I quickly went back and disabled it! The PDF Broswer plug-in provides much nicer support for inline viewing of PDF files.]
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Use QuickTime 6.3 to view PDFs in Safari
Authored by: swedentom on Jun 09, '03 10:19:48AM

QuickTime have supported PDF for a long time.



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Use PDF plugin
Authored by: sebastienb on Jun 09, '03 04:36:56PM

Why not simply use the PDF plugin available on VersionTracker. Much better (quicker) than using QT, and does multipage views (and printing) as well.



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Use PDF plugin
Authored by: encro on Jun 12, '03 08:05:07AM

Adobe Reader 6.0 also includes a browser plugin for Mac OS X as an alternative.



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