Archive for April, 2007

Download PDF Instead of Loading into the browser

Friday, April 6th, 2007
Download PDF I’ll bet a cookie you’ve seen those instructions on downloading PDF (ebooks) like “Please click this link with the right mouse-button, then select the “Save Target As…” option from the popup menu and save the file in your PC”.
 But why to force your customers to make extra actions if you exactly want they download your PDF?!
Also what to do with all those links inside email messages?..
I would like to set up a download page on my domain in order to give away a free ebook on generating traffic.
I want to use a link to allow users to DOWNLOAD PDF files. But when I set it up the PDF file gets directly loaded into the browser. Is there something I can do to ensure that when people click on the link on a page or in an E-mail message that the PDF file gets immediately downloaded to their disk and not loaded in their browser?

This article describes 2 ways to let them download PDFs by just clicking a link.