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I am trying to display a PDF on browser but it is not shown if Adobe was disabled in ADD ons in IE (or when user has not installed Adobe on his PC). I don't want to force users to download PDF to view the PDF of my website. I need to write a solution compatible with the 3 browsers: IE, Firefox and chrome. Below is my simple code:
<embed src="..\UserGuide.pdf" width="740" height="500">

Any idea ?

What I have tried:

I was searching online and I found something about pdf.js and I am very interesed in it. but I don't know how to use it in my code instead of embed tags, any helps?
Updated 13-May-19 22:59pm

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Solution 1

If the user doesn't have a PDF viewer on their machine they can't view PDF files. Much the same way if you don't have a Word viewer you can't view Word files, if you don't have a text file viewer you can't vie text files, if you don't have an Access database viewer you can't view Access databases. There is nothing special about PDF files, it is a proprietary format that needs a specific viewer.

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