5

I'm looking for a way to display the contents of an uploaded document file such as a .docx file.

In Drupal 6 I used the iPaper module which did the trick as all I needed was api code to connect with the service, and the documents were able to be kept private.

But for Drupal 7, I'm pretty sure the File entity (fieldable files) module should do the trick, but I'm not able to get it working for any files other than .txt.

There are some Google viewer modules which I'm not sure what added functionality they have over the above module, but those don't appear to work correctly. One of them requires that files are public domain which doesn't work for this project due to privacy requirements.

Some other modules like group docs viewer and ajax docs viewer charge a hefty monthly fee for displaying rendered files, but all I need is a simple open source docx viewer.

What is the best way to proceed? Which modules are stable for production use?

Best case would allow for user upload, file contents displayed under the actual file attachment, and the rendered document editable for the user.

Note: i've gotten the google docs module to work but that doesn't allow for private files. google needs to access the file publicly in order to render. scribd field also works to some extent but has too many errors and bugs still. looking for a better, simpler solution.

  • 2
    web publishing != word processing. – David Thomas May 30 '13 at 2:55
  • 1
    @DavidThomas I dont think that is a fair assssment. I have a lot of arts/museum clients who would benefit from this. They tend to have lots of documents, but don't always have the manpower to properly adapt them for the web. – mpdonadio May 31 '13 at 1:55
  • 1
    well i've gotten the google docs module to work but that doesn't allow for private files. google needs to access the file publicly in order to render. scribd field also works to some extent but has too many errors and bugs still. looking for a better, simpler solution. – droopie May 31 '13 at 3:52
0

Maybe this module can be usefull : Flipping Book

This module provides an integration point between Drupal7 and FlippingBook (http://flippingbook.com/). Flippingbook is a very used software to make digital publication from any document you have (.doc, .pdf...).

0

Try the PDF Reader module.

From this article:

My solution was to use the PDF Reader with the Embed display option. This option would allow me to attach a PDF to a Drupal node, and reliably display it on a Drupal web page.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.