The macro shows only the background colour of the PDF, the text doesn't!
What we tried and did not help:
The used macro is 'PDF' macro.
Confluence version: 4.2
Maybe the origon of the PDF does matter? I mean when somebody save a jpg to PDF...
Can you please suggest?
Thanks in advance!
I'm leaning to it being a Confluence problem, not a PDF one.
I have a page that would not preview a PDF, neither with the PDF macro nor the Attachments macro. I added some very simple PDFs of varying Acrobat-readable versions, and experimented with PDF Optimization. Nothing worked.
I added the same files to my sandbox space and they previewed fine, then when I went back to the problem page, suddenly they previewed fine there. Problem solved? Not likely, but at least it worked.
We're having the same problem. Shows up with no view. I've had a few of them work..but not all. Similar to Rumi I tried different things in file naming but can't see a pattern. I think the files are being converted on the backend but I can't seem to find where they are.
at first I thought it was the version of the PDF. But no, it is not bound, the question remains for us. We fixed the problem by uploading new PDF documents, we therefore converted from different applications, such as OpenOffice (export functions), etc ... Nothing special. This requires indeed to have the source ...
This is a tricky problem (PDF formats are not as simple as they look sometimes) which is why SharpView exists - and has existed, supported for 2+ years.
So it really depends on what is your time worth.. our customers have been very happy with the product, and continue to renew.
It also has a ton of advanced browsing features, and iOS non-flash support, if you are browning from Mac/iPhone/iPad.
We just finished demoing SharpView. It's no better than the built in viewer. As a matter of fact, it's worse. At least the built in viewer will have a download link allowing customers to access the document that way. Sharpview will only have the download link once the document has rendered.
We had to remove it from our servers, and just tell people to use the download link if it doesn't render.
We are having this same problem.
Although it only occurs with some PDFs. I have tried it with other PDFs and these have been embedded and work fine within the Confluence page. This suggests to me that it may be a problem with the type of PDF being uploaded but I am not sure why or how this can be resolved.
This might be a late response, but you might find it usefull to solve your problem:
The Link Preview (https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.xpandit.plugins.linkpreview-confluence) is a great Confluence Utility. You can preview PDF documents, images and webpages.
Try it now.
Addon Link Preview for Confluence works perfectly!
But I do have to say it works best with the Default Theme and with File List-pages. But a new release is coming soon!
I hope this is not too late, I think I had the solution:
1.- Create the page where you want the pdf or powerpoint to show
2.- SAVE THE PAGE
3.- Insert/attach the file (pdf/powerpoint)
4.- Highlight the file and click the + Insert macro symbol
5.- Click Other Macros and search for the pdf or powerpoint option
This will open the popup of the macro options and it will display the file on the preview section THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO IS SELECT THE PAGE NAME AND HIT INSERT
It is not going to let you change the size of the file... but at least it will display the document!
Just to add for anyone still struggling with this in the new Confluence editor, I was unable to get the pdf to preview or insert:
1. Attach your pdf to the page.
2. Enter "/" right below your pdf thumbnail and type pdf.
3. Select the refresh button next to where it says preview
4. Select Insert
5. Publish the page
**Do not enter the current page name if you are on the current page, it will no longer preview or insert even if you do select the correct page name.
Good luck guys.
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