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In-Line Embed Mode for PDF Embed API no longer allows text to be selected, links to be active

Community Beginner ,
Dec 24, 2022 Dec 24, 2022

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While I noticed this on my own site (as referenced in an earlier post), it appears even in the demo on Adobe's own site.

 

In-line embed mode for PDF Embed API no longer allows text to be highlighted, copied, or for links to clickable:

https://documentservices.adobe.com/view-sdk-demo/index.html#/view/SIZED_CONTAINER/Bodea%20Brochure.p...

Trying to select any text just results in a blue border around the pdf ... not text is able to be selected, and no links work. 

 

Every other embed mode (Full Window, Sized Container, Lightbox) still allows for text selection and linking, the in-line embed mode used to allow for this, and the older (main.js) version of the script for in-line embed mode still allows for this.

 

I have tried this on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari on both desktop and mobile. The same behaviour appears in all of them. 

 

Do I have to reincode all my website pdfs using the old main.js script or will this function be restored?

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Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Having the exact same issue. I'd love to use the in-line layout but need people to be able to click the hyperlinks in the document. Anyone able to help?

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