Changing the Display Options of the PDF Viewer App

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The PDF Viewer app is your go-to app for showcasing PDF's on your site. You can change how visitors view and interact with your PDFs by modifying their design (e.g., switching the layout and how your document is displayed). 
Currently, it is only possible to download and print pdf's when using the button layouts.

To change the display options of the PDF Viewer app:

  1. Click the PDF Viewer App in your editor.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select the Layouts tab.
  4. Choose a layout option:
    • Full Page: Your PDF is displayed as a full page. Choose which page to display first in the dropdown. Choosing this layout gives you 3 display options to choose from in the Display tab. 
    • Thumbnail: Your PDF is displayed as a thumbnail. Clicking on the thumbnail opens the document in a new tab on your browser. Choosing this layout allows you to customize the button in the Display tab.
A screenshot of the option to choose a layout.
  1. Click the Display tab to customize the display settings.
    Note: These settings differ depending on the layout that you choose. Select your layout below to learn more:
The Full Viewer display option makes the PDF file shareable with anyone via a direct link. This makes the file vulnerable in terms of privacy. Even if the file is on a password protected page, the file can still be shared. However, you can still restrict access to your file. Learn How
How do these display options work on my mobile site?
  • The Full Viewer only shows the first page of the PDF. Tap it to open the file in the browser's PDF reader in order to see all the pages. 
  • The Mini Viewer shows the file directly on the page. You can browser through pages using the navigation buttons. 
  • The One Page viewer shows the file directly on the page. However, navigation buttons are not available with this display option. 

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