PdfMeNot

PdfMeNot is a service/tool that converts PDF files into Flash files on the fly. This means that you’re able to view them inside your browser, if you don’t have a decent PDF viewer plugin, and needn’t download PDF files or call up Adobe software to view them. You can zoom in and out and proceed page by page through the file, but you can’t search within the file using the PdfMeNot viewer.

The tools page gives you a bookmarklet that turns every PDF link on a web page you’re viewing into a link to the target in the Flash viewer instead. As well it shows you how to embed a PDF file in a web page as a Flash document so that a reader will have a more nearly seamless experience reading your page and the associated PDF material.

You can see below an illustration of how a PDF file is rendered, using a PDF print of yesterday’s Slaw.

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