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Anyone got a decent way to download PDF documents through Web Direct?

Question asked by JohnBurwell on May 15, 2014

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Anyone got a decent way to download PDF documents through Web Direct?

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     Has anyone found a way to simply and cleanly download a PDF file to an end-user via WebDirect?

     I've gotten as far as having a robot prepare a PDF and insert it back into a container field, and I can "Export Field Contents" in WebDirect and get a file. But the filename extension is missing, and the user has to manually allow a big empty pop-up window, just to open a file that opens back in a new tab on the original window—assuming the file is detectable by the operating system as being one that can be opened, without a filename extension. With all due respect to the WebDirect team, this is a bit of a farce.

     Is there popular convention for serving PDF documents in a more sensible way?

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