I am building an basic document management system as a web application that has some simple functionalities for now. One element I’d get a kick out of the chance to coordinate into the application would be the capacity for the client to see a record on the site page itself without downloading it. Since the documents are put away on a private local server, is there in any case to pull it up and see it straightforwardly on the website page (like a homemade version of the document embed-er on Scribd)?
It doesn’t need to be anything complicated, just a simple one that enables client to get a see of the document. It’s a php based web application. Google searches are giving back suggestions to use CrocDocs and GroupDocs which both require that you first upload the files onto their system. Snowbound viewer isn’t free for use. I’ve also seen suggestions recommending a homemade one using OpenOffice and JODConverter plus iframe, this seems like a great solution, but it wasn’t very thorough.