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Viewing External PDFs

Joel D Freeman Aug 12, 2014

Is it possible to link to and view in Confluence a PDF residing on another domain? We have to maintain strict version control and doc compliance, so attaching PDFs is not an option.

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Joel D Freeman Aug 28, 2014

Sorry for the delay, but thanks for the possible workaround. We decided to go with an add-on that allows this.

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Rodrigo Adami Atlassian Team Aug 12, 2014

Hi Joel,

As far as I know, embed PDF from other sources is not possible. I just know about the pdf viewer which requires the pdf to be attached to confluence page as we can see here.

I'll leave this question open as other people might know a way to achieve this.

Cheers,

Rodrigo

Joel D Freeman Aug 13, 2014

Hi Rodrigo - Your reply confirms my own experience so far. I'm hoping somebody might know an HTML work-around/through... or something like one.

Best,

/jdf

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Deividi Luvison Aug 13, 2014

Hey Joel,

I sped some time trying to make a reference to a external file, from my reasearch there is one thing you can try:

  1. Go to Confluence Admin > Manage Add ons
  2. Enable all the plugin moduls from HTML macro.
  3. Edit a confluence Page.
  4. Add the HTML Macro.
  5. Inside the HTML Macro block put the following:

<iframe src="http://eurecaproject.eu/files/5013/9885/7113/example4.pdf" 
style="width:600px; height:500px;" frameborder="0"></iframe>
 
 

I know It's not the file itself but if your Company does not want to atatch the file in Confluence you could setup a IIS/Apache Tomcat on a different server with some special policies to make reference to those files.

I tried to add the file directly but unfortunatedly it failed :(.

Hope it helps.

Thanks and Regards,

David|Confluence Support Engineer

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Joel D Freeman Aug 13, 2014

Hi Rodrigo - Your reply confirms my own experience so far. I'm hoping somebody might know an HTML work-around/through... or something like one.

Best,

/jdf

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