Sharing FlowPaper Publications

6 December 2019

Question

Can publications be downloaded and then read offline at a latter time?

Answer

The publications created for online use cannot be downloaded and read later offline but you can create offline publications and distribute via CD/usb if you want to. Contact us via email for more details on how this works.

Question

I need to be able to distribute my company newsletter via our own email and was wondering how to get the link to the flowpaper I created so I can insert it into my email.

Answer

You will get a link starting with https://online.flowpaper... in the desktop publisher after uploading your publication to our cloud hosting. Use this link to share your publication via email and otherwise.

Can publications be read offline?

6 December 2019

Question

Can publications be downloaded and then read offline at a latter time?

Answer

The publications created for online use cannot be downloaded and read later offline but you can create offline publications and distribute via CD/usb if you want to. Contact us via email for more details on how this works.

How to create a link to flowpaper newsletter

6 December 2019

Question

I need to be able to distribute my company newsletter via our own email and was wondering how to get the link to the flowpaper I created so I can insert it into my email.

Answer

You will get a link starting with https://online.flowpaper... in the desktop publisher after uploading your publication to our cloud hosting. Use this link to share your publication via email and otherwise.

Self Hosting FlowPaper Publications

6 December 2019

Question

I have been using FlowPaper to publish pdfs for accessibility in my cloud-reader site. I have recently encountered a strange prompt message when I tried accessing a particular pdf format book.  The error message reads "www.example.com says Incorrect hosting domain". After clicking OK button on the prompt window the loader keeps animating but the book never opened. What could be the cause and how do I solve it?

Answer

Its usually because the wrong domain name was entered in the publishing window (which appears when you click publish in the top right corner of the desktop publisher). Double check that the correct domain is in the top text box before clicking publish and you should be ok

Why do I get a incorrect domain name message?

6 December 2019

Question

I have been using FlowPaper to publish pdfs for accessibility in my cloud-reader site. I have recently encountered a strange prompt message when I tried accessing a particular pdf format book.  The error message reads "www.example.com says Incorrect hosting domain". After clicking OK button on the prompt window the loader keeps animating but the book never opened. What could be the cause and how do I solve it?

Answer

Its usually because the wrong domain name was entered in the publishing window (which appears when you click publish in the top right corner of the desktop publisher). Double check that the correct domain is in the top text box before clicking publish and you should be ok

Protecting Publications

6 December 2019

Question

Can I add a watermark?

Answer

The elements viewer allows you to add a watermark for the print out, but it will not be visible on the screen.

Question

Is there a way to remove the link detection altogether?

Answer

Yes it can be turned off in the settings section on the left hand side in the desktop publisher (click on the cog on the left hand side in the latest version and scroll down to the 'Accessibility & SEO' section).

Question

I want to display pdf for members only in restricted login part of a site.

Answer

All our viewers support password protection for the publications uploaded on FlowPaper cloud - you can find the settings for password protection in the publishing dialogue that pops up when you click “Publish". The second option "Share on FlowPaper Cloud" has a section labelled "Show Advanced Settings". The password option in there allows you to set a password to your publication

Question

I’m using flowpaper to view PDF files on my website. But when the PDF is getting loaded in viewer, PDF's absolute URL is getting exposed in browser's network console as Request URL. Is there any way we can hide or somehow decode the absolute URL.

Answer

Use our desktop publisher and make sure you have flatten/compress on if you want to use our Zine viewer. By doing this the viewer won't use the PDF file any longer when rendering the output and the resources are obfuscated into binary files only readable by FlowPaper.

Question

How do I lock my pdf to be only viewable from my domain?  I am using Elements and FlowPaper cloud.

Answer

Select "Publication Protection" on the left hand side in the settings section and then click "Publish, Custom Domain" and you'll be able to fill in the domain name to lock your publication to.

Question

We want to disable a share button. Can we do it?

Answer

Yes the share button can be disabled by supplying a UIConfig file to the Zine viewer. You can generate a UIConfig file by using our desktop publisher or by manually editing one of the supplied templates with the file .xml extension.

Question

How can ‘Take a screenshot’ be disabled on right click?

Answer

It’s not possible to prevent people from taking screenshots  of FlowPaper or any other application

Question

I want to disable print and make sure noone can print from the browser.

Answer

You can remove the print icon in the publisher, to prevent people from printing the whole documnet. However, you can't prevent people from using the print in the browser. But the only thing that will be printed when printed using the browser print is the page/pages that are visible on screen. You can't prevent this just as you can't prevent people from taking screen-shots (and then printing these).

Question

Can I remove the download button from the Wordpress plugin?

Answer

Yes, if you have a commercial license and use our desktop publisher to upload your publication

Question

How to remove the download button in the FlowPaper plugin?

Answer

This is possible with any of our commercial licenses- use our desktop publisher and disable the download button (after importing your PDF file) on the right hand side in the "UI Components" section.The best protection we have to offer is with our Elements viewer. It takes a PDF and converts its resources including its fonts to real HTML5 fonts. When it does this you have the option of scrambling the font/text and locking the font to the domain you're publishing on. Elements is part of our 'Creative' License.

Question

Are project uploaded in the cloud blocked for search engines?

Answer

We don't submit uploaded publications to Google for indexing but we do also not restrict indexing so if Google picks up a link that points to your publication then they may index it. If you want to avoid indexing completely then you'll need to host the publication yourself at the moment.

Can I add a watermark?

6 December 2019

Question

Can I add a watermark?

Answer

The elements viewer allows you to add a watermark for the print out, but it will not be visible on the screen.

Is there a way to remove the link detection altogether?

6 December 2019

Question

Is there a way to remove the link detection altogether?

Answer

Yes it can be turned off in the settings section on the left hand side in the desktop publisher (click on the cog on the left hand side in the latest version and scroll down to the 'Accessibility & SEO' section).

How can I password protect my publication?

6 December 2019

Question

I want to display pdf for members only in restricted login part of a site.

Answer

All our viewers support password protection for the publications uploaded on FlowPaper cloud - you can find the settings for password protection in the publishing dialogue that pops up when you click “Publish". The second option "Share on FlowPaper Cloud" has a section labelled "Show Advanced Settings". The password option in there allows you to set a password to your publication

How can I hide the absolute PDF URL?

6 December 2019

Question

I’m using flowpaper to view PDF files on my website. But when the PDF is getting loaded in viewer, PDF's absolute URL is getting exposed in browser's network console as Request URL. Is there any way we can hide or somehow decode the absolute URL.

Answer

Use our desktop publisher and make sure you have flatten/compress on if you want to use our Zine viewer. By doing this the viewer won't use the PDF file any longer when rendering the output and the resources are obfuscated into binary files only readable by FlowPaper.