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ms word – Display .docx (.doc) on Browser without downloading in php

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Is there any alternative way of viewing a file(locally/online) in PHP? Since I want to display a .docx (.doc) file in my browser but it keeps on downloading it. So anyone who has a code for that? I keep on searching some other source code but no luck. I tried using Iframe but still keeps on downloading the file. Thanks!

How to&Answers:

After a lot research i found a best solution to display almost every type of document in browser using iframe.

Solution is Google Docs Viewer

Just use iframe as given below and replace url of document in it.

<iframe src='https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=ENTER URL OF YOUR DOCUMENT HERE&embedded=true' frameborder='0'></iframe>

By Replacing sample url for .docx file, above code becomes.

<iframe src='https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://calibre-ebook.com/downloads/demos/demo.docx&embedded=true' frameborder='0'></iframe>

By Replacing sample url for .pdf file, above code becomes.

<iframe src='https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/pdf_open_parameters.pdf&embedded=true' frameborder='0'></iframe>

Note: Document that you need to display in browser must have correct
url
and must be publicly available, because Google needs to
fetch and display document, process fails if document is private and
you will see iframe with NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE

Answer:

I have viewed some MS Office documents on www.dropbox.com . I just had a look, the tool used is called QuickLook Framework . It converts docx/doc to pdf and displays the pdf document on the website. But it is an iOS library.

If your documents are public, you could use Office web viewer or Google Docs viewer.

I have never used PHP to view Word documents online and have never seen a complete tool for that. But writing a parser is definitely possible, the question is – how much of the formatting do you want to retain?
If losing formatting is acceptable, you could try starting with answers from similar questions.

Answer:

I don’t know if this thread is closed or what but for google view
this code works prefectly

<iframe src='//docs.google.com/gview?url=URLOFDOC.docx&embedded=true' frameborder='0'></iframe>