Linking to a PDF image

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Linking to a PDF image

Postby IFU on Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:30 am

When I insert an image link to a PDF file, Flare appends #1 to the extension and the HTML output is much lower resolution than the original PDF file.
For example, the filename is catheterFlushingSystem.pdf but when I use the Insert Image command, Flare changes the filename to catheterFlushingSystem.pdf#1

<img src="../Images/catheter/catheterFlushingSystem.pdf#1" />

If I edit the XML directly in Flare and remove the #1, Flare can't display the image at all.

In the HTML output, the pdf file is automatically converted to a low resolution png file

Any thoughts on what is happening? Perhaps it's not possible to use a PDF file directly for an image file?

Thanks
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Re: Linking to a PDF image

Postby IFU on Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 pm

I ended up taking a screen capture of my high-res PDF file, saving the screen capture as a PNG, and inserting the PNG image into my Flare topic. A weird thing to do but it worked.
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Re: Linking to a PDF image

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:18 am

Another approach you can take is to include a LINK in your topic to the PDF.

1. Include the PDF in the \Content folder. You can have a sub-folder if you like.
2. In your topic, link to the PDF.
3. When you generate your output, the PDF is included in your Output folder. Make sure that you always include that PDF in the same location when publishing or copying the outputs to another location.
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