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    Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    I was wondering if there is a way (the more simple the better) to display a pdf in a email message? Anyone know?
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Other than making an image of the bit you want to display and including that in the body of the email, I don't think so.
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrucadu View Post
    Other than making an image of the bit you want to display and including that in the body of the email, I don't think so.
    What about displaying it in a html page and putting the page to the body?
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Is there a standard way to display a PDF file in HTML?
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    The easy way: You don't.

    The harder way: You use an e-mail client with integrated pdf viewing. (I'm not sure that this even exists, but I think it ought to.)
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Thing is a friend of mine is trying to do a email display like you get from advertisements with pics and etc. And is trying to use a pdf file.

    Here is the relevant part of her message to me.

    ok - so I made a flyer and saved it as a pdf and I need to put it in a hotmail email... ya know, how like advertisements are automatically in there when you open them? I see where you can actually open up the HTML and edit it.
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterNetra View Post
    What about displaying it in a html page and putting the page to the body?
    I'm not sure what you mean by this, but none of the possibilities strike me as practical.

    Convert the PDF to an image. Easy. Email clients nearly all have the ability to display common image formats inline. None that I am aware of have the ability to display PDFs inline, nor have I seen one that can load a PDF reader as a plugin like with Adobe Reader in a browser.
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Quote Originally Posted by palluvinny View Post
    Agree with mastenetra, the only way is prolly using a img. take a screenshot and dump it inside rich HTML
    Or you could just use one of dozens of tools that converts a PDF to an image...

    The "convert" tool in imagemagick is installed in Ubuntu by default, even.
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    Or you could just use one of dozens of tools that converts a PDF to an image...

    The "convert" tool in imagemagick is installed in Ubuntu by default, even.
    Nice and all, but my friend is a dedicated mac user though
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    Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterNetra View Post
    Nice and all, but my friend is a dedicated mac user though
    There is an OS X version of imagemagick.
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