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Get shared pdf link to show in browser according to my "Initial View" settings

Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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I produce and distribute (share a link to) a pdf file on a weekly basis. When I open it online, it always opens in full width view, even if I set the "Initial View" to something else in Acrobat before creating the link. This does not appear to be a browser issue, as it happens in both Chrome and Edge, and on my apple mobile devices. I want it to default to "Fit Page" view.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021
The PDF viewers of Chrome and Edge ignores this settings.

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Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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The PDF viewers of Chrome and Edge ignores this settings.

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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Does that mean that what I want to do (show the whole page when someone follows the link) is not possible? And what about Safari?

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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Contact the support of Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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That's a disappointing, incomplete, buck-passing response. 

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What is wrong with the reply?

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What's wrong with the reply? I found it...

disappointingfailing to fulfill one's hopes or expectations

incomplete: not complete; lacking some part.

buck-passing: avoiding responsibility by shifting it to another.

My question was a sincere, respectful question. It was about how the Adobe cloud website displays an Adobe generated file. Your initial response to my post just said that these browsers ignore this particular setting, but you didn't propose any other solution. So I tried to clarify what I was looking to do, in case there might be an alternative. Your curt command to contact someone else was a bit rude for someone who "speaks for Adobe." And it didn't actually answer the question, except in a sort of passive-aggressive way. If the answer is, "I don't know of any way to do what you're trying to do," then say so. So... disappointing, incomplete, and buck-passing.

Incidentally, I have discovered that Microsoft OneDrive does not display the same file the same way on the same browser, so it looks like this is not simply a question of how the browser handles it, but a question of how the website presents it. 

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I don't speak for Adobe. 

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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According to this, you do: https://community.adobe.com/t5/using-the-community-discussions/points-badges/td-p/4789380#jive_conte... 

 

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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I want it to default to "Fit Page" view.

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@ds316,

You're asking for the impossible, sorry.

 

The problem with viewing PDF is that it depends entirely on which PDF viewer the end user has and what settings they use.  That's an unknown variable. It could be anything from old version of FREE Acrobat Reader to an inferior 3rd party viewer (not Acrobat) that's built-in to your end user's web browsers.  Unfortunately, telling Acrobat to open PDF files at a certain zoom level won't matter a hill of beans to Safari, MS Edge, Chrome or other 3rd party PDF viewers that ignore Acrobat settings. 

 

The first answer you received from fellow ACP @Bernd Alheit  was accurate  -- even if not what you were hoping for.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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