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File Upload shortcomings: no PDF thumbnail or file type, files not accessible to public

edited December 2014 in Questions

PDFs are frequently shared in discussions at our forum. There are two issues with the way the File Upload plugin handles these:

  1. The thumbnail is a generic icon rather than a preview of the first page of the PDF. http://up.stewf.com/image/11020e2l1V1j If a thumbnail with a preview cannot be generated the icon should be much smaller since the image is not useful.
  2. Browsers do not recognize the file as a PDF so they download the file rather than opening it in the browser like most PDFs.
  3. Files are not downloadable by the public. We would like our PDFs to be viewable to forum members and non-members alike.

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