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Old 01-28-2005, 01:03 AM   #1
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Arrow Force save to disk


I've just setup an FTP server which will contain pdf files. Now I want to email people the link to download a pdf file. When they click on the link it opens IE and then opens the Acrobat Reader plugin in IE. But this is not what I want , I want it to prompt them to save the file , how will I do this? (BTW they use Outlook)
 
Old 01-28-2005, 01:17 AM   #2
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I don't believe this is a server-side issue.

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Old 01-28-2005, 01:31 AM   #3
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Yes , It's not on the server side , but how do you create a link that forces the display of a "save as" dialog.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 01:53 AM   #4
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You can't, creating a link is a server side job, and the problem lies on the browser.
IE doesn't cares about the mimetype that would have allowed you to hide the fact the file is a pdf one, and anyway ftp doesn't pass a mimetype.
One workaround would probably be to zip the pdf, or to tell the user to right click or whaterver to save the file on the disk.
 
  


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