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flash-based document viewer component

This adds FlexPaper capabilities to Foswiki.

FlexPaper is an open source light weight document viewer component designed to work together with libraries such as PDF2SWF, making it possible to display PDF files in Adobe Flex and other Flash based applications.

FlexPaper displays documents in your favorite browser using flash. Its way of reusing display containers makes it possible to view large documents and books.





  • embed a PDF document into the webpage
  • Syntax: %FLEXPAPER{"attachment" ..."}%
  • Supported Parameters:
    Parameter: Description: Default:
    "attachment" file to preview required parameter
    topic="..." topic where the attachment is attached to BASETOPIC
    width="..." width of the document viewer (e.g. 800 or "100%" 800
    height="..." height of the document viewer 600
    scale="..." initial zoom factor that should be used. Should be a number above 0 (1=100%) 1.0
    layout="fitwidth/fitpage/scale" initial layout of the viewer after the document has been loaded fitwidth
    printtools="on/off" switch on/off print tools in the toolbar on
    viewmodetools="on/off" switch on/off viewmode tools in the toolbar on
    zoomtools="on/off" switch on/off zoom tools in the toolbar on
    navtools="on/off" switch on/off navigation tools in the toolbar on
    cursortools="on/off" switch on/off cursor tools in the toolbar on
    searchtools="on/off" switch on/off search tools in the toolbar on
    fullscreentools="on/off" switch on/off fullscreen tools in the toolbar on
    toolbar="on/off" switch on/off all of the above tools on


  • initialize the flexpaper javascript; this is useful when the actual FLEXPAPER macro is loaded later on asynchronously

Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.


Author(s): Michael Daum
Copyright: © 2010-2011 Michael Daum
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Release: 2.01
Version: 2.01
Change History:  
25 Aug 2011: added FLEXPAPERINIT; upgraded to flexpaper-1.4.5
06 Dec 2010: initial release
swftools>0.9.0Required for converting pdf to swf
Home page: Foswiki:Extensions/FlexPaperPlugin
Support: Foswiki:Support/FlexPaperPlugin

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