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When I share a link to a .pdf file sometimes the EN page in the web browser shows a preview for the .pdf along with the download link and sometimes it just shows the download link for the .pdf file.

At first I thought it was not showing previews for larger files, but that does not seem to be the case.

What determines if a preview is shown with a shared file link?

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Interesting.  I have no clue,  unless its the settings on the sharee's machine..  Support ticket for this one,  I think...   :unsure:

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It should always show the entire pdf by default. This will be accompanied with a small thing that looks like an icon version of a pdf, but is actually a link of sorts to click on to open the pdf. Unfortunately, there is no way to change this. I recommend you avoid sharing notes with long pdfs or multiple ones, because they might be difficult to view.

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Here is a example. I don't consider this a very long or large .pdf file, yet no preview.

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s259/sh/357fb7bb-96dc-4628-9469-4023c1759600/807619e2908f9a56961ab81f5c4483b3

I recommend you avoid sharing notes with long pdfs or multiple ones, because they might be difficult to view.

Does not seem like a very practical recommendation. ;)

There is still always the option to download it first and then view it.

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1.7 MB may not be a large PDF,  but it's a heck of a web page to try and download and display.  In a similar context,  and before it was (allegedly) possible to display the full PDF I used to have an 'executive summary' of the content in the note so the person I shared with could decide whether or not to download and open the PDF.  

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Here is a example. I don't consider this a very long or large .pdf file, yet no preview.

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s259/sh/357fb7bb-96dc-4628-9469-4023c1759600/807619e2908f9a56961ab81f5c4483b3

 

I recommend you avoid sharing notes with long pdfs or multiple ones, because they might be difficult to view.

Does not seem like a very practical recommendation. ;)

There is still always the option to download it first and then view it.

 

 

I stand corrected. Everything I put into the note is shown as an attachment. Here is a note with two PDFs in it (yours and mine).

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s74/sh/32ff6669-e77b-427d-813a-c14800153b00/5324dc42c812791fd0217ac3bfbbf525

 

I cannot explain it. My complaint for a while now has been that PDFs just display with no way to control them. Now, it looks like they don't display, maybe with no way to control them :) I prefer this, though.

 

My recommendation was based on my (outdated) experience with the app. Indeed, it wasn't practical, but it was necessary with a couple of PDFs a few hundred pages long, or something like that.

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I have much larger .pdf files that I share such as complete service manual and they display just fine.

Not a big deal, just trying to learn the logic behind why it behaves like it does. I did submit a support ticket asking too.

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