Technical FAQs for "Accusoft PDF Viewer"

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What browsers are supported by Accusoft PDF Viewer?

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  • Windows: All chromium based browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
  • Mac: Safari
  • iOS: Native Safari Browser
  • Android: Native Chrome Browser
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What file types are supported by Accusoft PDF Viewer?

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The viewer currently supports only PDF file formats based on the PDF32000 specification. If you need more wide ranging document support our PrizmDoc Server platform can help!

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Where can I find the documentation for Accusoft PDF Viewer?

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Our product documentation is located here.

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Do you have sample code available?

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  • Yes, we have two samples available to get you started quickly:
  1. An HTML page that uses the viewer via a <script> tag and CDN URL to display a PDF
  2. A React app which uses the viewer to display a PDF.
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Why am I unable to see the full menu bar with annotation and eSignature options?

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These features are part of our Professional version. If you would like to evaluate the full feature set, please submit a request for a trial key here.

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Why am I unable to see the full menu bar with annotation and eSignature options?

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These features are part of our Professional version. If you would like to evaluate the full feature set, please submit a request for a trial key here.

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How is PDF.js incorporated into Accusoft PDF Viewer?

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PDF.js consists of three main layers – Core, Display, and Viewer. We use the Core layer for parsing and interpreting PDFs. We use the Display layer as a base for rendering, and have added improvements in speed and document fidelity. We created the Viewer layer from the ground up to support mobile-first viewing on all device types.

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Can I make a feature request?

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Yes. You can submit your request here by clicking “Add a new Idea”.

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How do I submit a bug if I’m using your free version?

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Please submit bugs here.

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Can I get support for Accusoft PDF Viewer?

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Accusoft prides itself on providing first class support for our customers. For Accusoft PDF Viewer Standard (free), basic support is available for a charge.   For Accusoft PDF Viewer Professional, support is included with additional levels of support available as an upgrade. Please contact us today for more information on our support packages.

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Why am I experiencing poor zoom or layout experience on mobile devices when pinching and navigating?

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For the best mobile experience make sure and include the following meta tag in the head section of the document containing the viewer:

<metacontent="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no"name="viewport"/>

 

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Why is the viewer not rendering my PDF?

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Please check the developer console of your web browser to troubleshoot issues with documents not rendering, our product will report all errors and debugging information there.