I tried to embed some different pdf files with this syntax:
None of them work as expected. What I see, is this:
But I don’t see content. (Sometimes, I see a “flash” showing some content for a few milliseconds.)
These plugins I deactivated, without success:
- Obsidian Git
- Mind Map
- Execute Code
- Advances Tables
I use the standard Obsidian Theme, dark mode in Windows 10. But when I sync to my android smartphone (syncthing), I see the pdf-files in the android app …
Are there any other options to check under Win10?
Thanks for your help.
Have you downloaded the latest installer version ( 0.14.6 ) and re-installed Obsidian? There is no need to uninstall the application. This should fix your issue.
Thank you for the tipp, but it does not work for me. Same result.
I deleted everything that smells like Obsidian, also the vault with the .obsidian folder.
Then I installed Obsidian.0.14.6.exe again. Not themes, no extensions. Same result.
I tried Obsidian.0.14.6-arm64.exe, same result.
→ This seems to be a bug and I have found it.
What else can I try?
I tried simple pdf files.
aa.docx → aa.pdf works
bb.docx → bb.pdf works not.
→ One can only add simple(st) pdf files, or am I wrong?
Here are these files:
Obsidian.zip (106.2 KB)
Are there (working) alternatives to embed pdf files?
I tried “Better PDF Plugin” 1.3.0, which shows the pdf content, but unsharp.
"url" : "bb.pdf",
"link" : true,
"page" : 1,
"scale" : 1.0,
"rotation" : 0,
"fit" : true
I tried Ozan’s Image in Editor Plugin 2.1.1, which shows no content (only preview)
I tried Annotator, which shows the pdf content, but unsharp.
Additional text …
I don’t see how to edit the file, once it is saved, so I edit it with Notepad++.
A transclusion ![[Uwe2]] does only show “Additional text …”, not the pdf.
As of today there is no way to show a (more than trivial) pdf file inside a markdown file with Obsidian - am I right?
@WhiteNoise Looks like bug to me. Tried also embed a pdf file at new vault without plugins and got “can’t load pdf” message in embed frame.
I recreate pdf from he’s docxs files via print and couln’t embed them too. Nether aa, nor bb.