Issue

The Adobe Connect Pro 6 and 7 Share Pod does not currently support PDF files.

Reason

Connect Pro is built on top of Adobe Flash Player which does not natively support PDF.

Solution

There are 2 options to solve this problem

  1. Quick Solution, Screenshare the PDF file from your desktop, this can be done instantaneously
  2. Convert the PDF file to a SWF file using Flashpaper, this option gives you more features like synchronizated zoom, etc.

To screenshare, do the following:

  1. Enter your Connect Pro meeting room
  2. Open the PDF file on your desktop
  3. WIthin the Share pod, click on "My Computer Screen..."
  4. Select one of the 3 options, Desktop, Applicatoin, or Windows.  If you select Application or Windows make sure to also select the PDF from the list in the window.

To use Adobe Flashpaper (i.e. Macromedia Flashpaper) to convert the PDF file to a SWF file. Flashpaper is supported on Windows only and comes in the form of a printer driver. After you install Flashpaper, open the PDF file you would like to share in a Meeting Room and print it using the Macromedia Flashpaper printer driver. This will create a SWF file which you can share in your Meeting Room.

To install Adobe Flashpaper for Connect Pro 7 users do the following:

  1. Log into your Connect Pro 7 home page
  2. Click on the Resources tab
  3. In the Getting Started section, download FlashPaper and install
  4. Open the PDF you want to upload into Connect Pro and Print it using Flashpaper as the printer
  5. Upload the Flashpaper file into Connect Pro Share Pod

To install Adobe Flashpaper for Connect Pro 6 users do the following:

  1. Log into your Connect Pro 6 home page
  2. Under the Getting Started link, download FlashPaper and install
  3. Open the PDF you want to upload into Connect Pro and Print it using Flashpaper as the printer
  4. Upload the Flashpaper file into Connect Pro Share Pod

NOTE:  PDF support is planned to be in Connect Pro in the later part of 2009.

 

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