[thelist] plugin to open Word or PDF docs inside the browser in a small window

Sarah Sweeney mr.sanders at designshift.com
Wed Nov 10 11:30:57 CST 2004

Sorry for the terrible subject line, I'm just not sure how to accurately 
describe what I'm looking for (and so have not had any success with Google).

A client has requested that Word, PDF, etc documents on her site open in 
the browser window - but not in the way that IE will normally do this. 
She saw an example of this on a related organization's intranet, and 
sent me a screenshot:
If you're not inclined to look at the screenshot, the document (in this 
case a PDF) is open in a small plugin-type window within the browser window.

The client tells me that the site she saw this on is done with Lotus 
Notes, so I'm assuming this plugin (or whatever you want to call it) is 
specific to Lotus Notes, but I'm sure there is something else available 
that would do something similar. I don't really care about cost, I just 
need to be able to present the client with options for replicating this 
functionality - I'll let her decide if she wants to pay for it. If it's 
something that only works in IE, that's fine, too.


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