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For uploaded PDF files a link like this is returned:

domain.com/?qa=blob&qa_blobid=17474948105245553660

To embed a PDF, it would be possible to use:
<embed src="pdfFiles/interfaces.pdf" width="600" height="500" alt="pdf" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html">

The embed plugin of Noah could be extended for PDFs, but the problem would be, that uploaded PDFs wouldn´t be recognized, because of the link URL, true?

The same problem seemed to happen to uploaded images (http://www.question2answer.org/qa/17223/use-q2a-embed-plugin-noahy-embed-uploaded-image-with-blobid) although in the newest version of the embed plugin it works fine for uploaded images. So somehow it has been solved there?

Any ideas how the PDF-Upload and an easy embed of PDFs in the posts could be done?

 

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Update, plugin now available: http://www.question2answer.org/qa/33644/pdf-embed-now-possible-with-extended-q2a-embed-plugin

 

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Add a .pdf extension in the end of your blob URL.

e.g.

<embed src="domain.com/?qa=blob&qa_blobid=17474948105245553660.pdf" width="600" height="500" alt="pdf" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html">

This should work.

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when i put the url "domain.com/?qa=blob&qa_blobid=17474948105245553660.pdf" in the browser directly, I am asked to download the PDF, but if I use it like you described only the following message is displayed: a plugin is needed to display the content.
any idea why this is not recognized?

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how could this be automated when uploading the pdf?
might be acore hack necessary?

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have you updated the embed plugin of noah?
https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-embed
here it seems like PDF is still not supported... maybe you could send him a pull request for your changes?
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