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Need help building a database on a CD or DVD

by pedorrero79 / November 16, 2008 8:58 AM PST

Hello all,

I'm working on a project for work and this is the first time we'll be doing this sort of thing but it's something that we may do more of in the future. What we have on hand is a series of very old drawings scanned into pdf format. What we want to do is have all of these pdf's on a CD or DVD and have the user be able to access the files via an html file in a web browser interface. Can any of you point me in the direction of a good reference to do this? If my explanation is not exactly clear, please let me know if you need more info.

Thanks,
Pedo

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Keep in mind one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2008 9:01 AM PST

While you can make a web page of the files, the results of the mouse click to a PDF file is not under your control. This would only work if their machine had a PDF viewer installed.

Have you thought if that would be an issue?

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Re: Keep in mind one thing.
by pedorrero79 / November 16, 2008 9:23 AM PST

That shouldn't be a problem. Our end user does have Adobe Reader and we work closely with our clients to ensure that they can see and/or use our end product in it's entirety.

I guess my question is how could I make a web page on a CD or DVD that can access files on that same disk?

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So why not do it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2008 9:33 AM PST

The web link is straight html and the HTML code looks like this.

file://that.pdf ?

Sorry if I missed it. Did you need the HTML code?
Bob

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Re: So why not do it?
by pedorrero79 / November 16, 2008 9:54 AM PST
In reply to: So why not do it?

Actually, I do need a good reference for some beyond basic html programming.

Regarding the line "file://that.pdf" - is that code for referencing a local file? If so, that's a good start for what we need.

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That helped a lot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2008 10:05 AM PST
In reply to: Re: So why not do it?
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Re: That helped a lot.
by pedorrero79 / November 16, 2008 7:46 PM PST
In reply to: That helped a lot.

Thanks, that's pretty much what I was looking for.

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