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Interaction Mode in JavaScript (ES5) PDF Viewer control

14 Apr 2021 / 2 minutes to read

The PDF Viewer provides interaction mode for easy interaction with the loaded PDF document. Selection mode and panning mode are the two interactions modes.

Selection mode

In this mode, the text selection can be performed in the PDF document loaded in PDF Viewer. The panning and scrolling of the pages by touch cannot be performed in this mode. It allows users to select and copy text from the PDF files. This is helpful for copying and sharing text content. You can enable/disable the text selection using the following code snippet.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Essential JS 2</title>
<!-- Essential JS 2 fabric theme -->
<link href="{{:CDN_LINK}}ej2-pdfviewer/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<!-- Essential JS 2 PDF Viewer's global script -->
<script src="{{:CDN_LINK}}dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
<!--element which is going to render-->
<div id='container'>
<div id='PdfViewer' style="height:500px;width:100%;">
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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var pdfviewer = new ej.pdfviewer.PdfViewer({
                    enableTextSelection: true,
                    documentPath: "PDF_Succinctly.pdf",
                    serviceUrl: 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer'
                });
ej.pdfviewer.PdfViewer.Inject(ej.pdfviewer.TextSelection, ej.pdfviewer.TextSearch, ej.pdfviewer.Navigation,ej.pdfviewer.Print);
pdfviewer.appendTo('#PdfViewer');

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Panning Mode

In this mode, the panning and scrolling of the pages by touch can be performed in the PDF document loaded in the PDF Viewer, but the text selection cannot be performed.

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You can switch the interaction mode of PDF Viewer by using the following code snippet.,

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var pdfviewer = new ej.pdfviewer.PdfViewer({
                    interactionMode: 'Pan'
                    documentPath: "PDF_Succinctly.pdf",
                    serviceUrl: 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer'
                });
ej.pdfviewer.PdfViewer.Inject(ej.pdfviewer.TextSelection, ej.pdfviewer.TextSearch, ej.pdfviewer.Navigation,ej.pdfviewer.Print);
pdfviewer.appendTo('#PdfViewer');

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