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Navigation in Vue PDF Viewer component

05 Aug 2021 / 3 minutes to read

The PDF Viewer supports different internal and external navigations.

Toolbar page navigation option

The default toolbar of PDF Viewer contains the following navigation options

You can enable/disable page navigation option in PDF Viewer using the following code snippet.,

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<template>
  <div id="app">
<ejs-pdfviewer id="pdfViewer" :serviceUrl="serviceUrl" :documentPath="documentPath" :enableNavigation="true" > </ejs-pdfviewer>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { PdfViewerPlugin, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, Annotation, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-pdfviewer';
Vue.use(PdfViewerPlugin);
export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
return {
  serviceUrl:"https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer"
  documentPath:"PDF_Succinctly.pdf"
  };
  },
  provide: {
PdfViewer: [Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, Annotation, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch]
  }
}
</script>

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Bookmark navigation

The Bookmarks saved in PDF files are loaded and made ready for easy navigation. You can enable/disable bookmark navigation by using the following code snippet.,

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<template>
  <div id="app">
<ejs-pdfviewer id="pdfViewer" :serviceUrl="serviceUrl" :documentPath="documentPath" :enableBookmark="true" > </ejs-pdfviewer>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { PdfViewerPlugin, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, Annotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-pdfviewer';
Vue.use(PdfViewerPlugin);
export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
return {
  serviceUrl:"https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer"
  documentPath:"PDF_Succinctly.pdf"
  };
  },
  provide: {
PdfViewer: [Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, Annotation, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch]
  }
}
</script>

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Thumbnail navigation

Thumbnails is the miniature representation of actual pages in PDF files. This feature displays thumbnails of the pages and allows navigation. You can enable/disable thumbnail navigation by using the following code snippet.,

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<template>
  <div id="app">
<ejs-pdfviewer id="pdfViewer" :serviceUrl="serviceUrl" :documentPath="documentPath" :enableThumbnail="true" > </ejs-pdfviewer>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { PdfViewerPlugin, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, Annotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-pdfviewer';
Vue.use(PdfViewerPlugin);
export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
return {
  serviceUrl:"https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer"
  documentPath:"PDF_Succinctly.pdf"
  };
  },
  provide: {
PdfViewer: [Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, Annotation, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch]
  }
}
</script>

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Hyperlink navigation features enables navigation to the URLs (website links) in a PDF file.

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Table of content navigation

Table of contents navigation allows users to navigate to different parts of a PDF file that are listed in the table of contents section.

You can enable/disable link navigation by using the following code snippet.,

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<template>
  <div id="app">
<ejs-pdfviewer id="pdfViewer" :serviceUrl="serviceUrl" :documentPath="documentPath" :enableHyperlink="true" > </ejs-pdfviewer>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { PdfViewerPlugin, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, Annotation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-pdfviewer';
Vue.use(PdfViewerPlugin);
export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
return {
  serviceUrl:"https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer"
  documentPath:"PDF_Succinctly.pdf"
  };
  },
  provide: {
PdfViewer: [Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, Annotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch]
  }
}
</script>

You can change the open state of the hyperlink in the PDF Viewer by using the following code snippet,

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<template>
  <div id="app">
<ejs-pdfviewer id="pdfViewer" :serviceUrl="serviceUrl" :documentPath="documentPath" :enableHyperlink="true" :hyperlinkOpenState="hyperlinkOpenState" > </ejs-pdfviewer>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { PdfViewerPlugin, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, Annotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-pdfviewer';
Vue.use(PdfViewerPlugin);
export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
return {
  serviceUrl:"https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer"
  documentPath:"PDF_Succinctly.pdf",
  hyperlinkOpenState:"NewTab"
  };
  },
  provide: {
PdfViewer: [Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, Annotation, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch]
  }
}
</script>

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