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  1. #1
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    Novice looking for help

    I am putting this here because I assume there is no way to do this in HTML.

    I am trying do allow my website visitor to choose what piece of literature they wish to view (all are in pdf format) by either using a drop down to choose the language they want (which helps determine which pdf to show) or by selecting the language from the drop down and then clicking a button. I would prefer it if I could keep the clicks to a minimum and have it fire from the dropdown box's "on change" event.

    To complicate matters I would also like to open this in a new window and remove the menu and button bars that normally accompany a web page leaving only adobe's menu.

    Can this be done and can anyone point me in the right direction to do it? I am not looking for someone to write it for me but I have tried several options I found on the web and none will even open the page in a new window. (or even in the old one so far. LOL) Thaks in advance for any help I can get.

  2. #2
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    The following presumes the exact pdf name is the value of the selected option:

    onchange="window.open(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value,
    '_blank', 'width=480,height=640,resizable,scrollbars'); return true;"

  3. #3
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    AWSOME!!!!

    I tried it and it WORKED. After several hours of banging my head against all the code snippits I could find on the web, this one actually did exactly what I needed to do and with such a simple code. I was all around it but never had it in exactly that format.

    Thank you so much!!

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    You're welcome.

    Cheers.

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