How to open Pdf or doc file in firefox

Hello champs,

Currently i have given a link to my document as like:-
'/controller/action/holidaylist.xls' and i have placed this file in my
own created directory 'ABC' at RAILS_ROOT only.

And in my controller, i have written like:-

send_data(File.read("#{RAILS_ROOT}/ABC/" + file_name),
            :file_name => file_name
            :disposition => "inline")

Now whenever i clicked it, my firefox browser prompts a window to open
it. That is something i do not want. I want to view it in browser only..

Can someone light me some direction over it so that i can move forward
.. ?

Hello champs,

Currently i have given a link to my document as like:-
'/controller/action/holidaylist.xls' and i have placed this file in my
own created directory 'ABC' at RAILS_ROOT only.

And in my controller, i have written like:-

send_data(File.read("#{RAILS_ROOT}/ABC/" + file_name),
:file_name => file_name
:disposition => "inline")

Now whenever i clicked it, my firefox browser prompts a window to open
it. That is something i do not want. I want to view it in browser only..

Can someone light me some direction over it so that i can move forward

In the prompt window in FF there should be a checkbox 'Do this
automatically for files like this from now on' or something similar.
Check that and the file should open without prompting.

Colin

Colin Law wrote:

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Hello colin,

Thanks for a quick reply. But i do not want this to be happen in my
firefox only. I want this to be happen in every application which are
using my application..

Hope you got me right..
And yes i got to know that there are so many ways with which you can
configure this on your machine only.

As far as I know this cannot be done. All you can do is to send the
pdf file. It is up to the browser to decide what to do with it. I
may be wrong though.

Colin

Colin is right. After googling it (http://www.google.com/search?q=firefox+view+pdf+in+browser) found the following page: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/opening+PDF+files+within+Firefox .

/Lasse