Can a PDF file be displayed on a dashboard page?

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Is it possible to display a PDF file on the dashboard page?  The PDF is stored as an attachment in one the application tables.
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JimLieder

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Did you try embedding it as an image within a rich text field on the dashboard?
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This isn't really a great idea as pdf documents are typically a full 8.5" x 11" page and simply don't embed well. Nevertheless you can create a HTML code page referencing your pdf URL and embed it as a web page widget using markup similar to this:
<object data="https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.PDF"; type="application/pdf" style="width:100%;height:1600;">>
    <iframe src="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.PDF&embedded=true"&g...;
</object>
But you will probably have problems with the double scroll bars and need JavaScript to resize the <iframe> to match the size of the contents.


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Does user need to interact with the file's content? If they do, attach it with the embedded code from the very service you use, like this for example https://ds11.pdffiller.com/ that will be different for sure, yet it depends exactly on the pdf's source