PDFView plugin shows no Text in Fiddler

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  1. Robert
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    Posted 27 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    I try to debug a Web-Service that takes XML data as input and returns a PDF.
    Since I could not convince Fiddler to write the response to a usable file, I tried my luck with the PDFVierer addon.

    I noticed that the PDF is technically correct, however the PDFView windows does not show any text on the page. Graphical elements are shown, just all the text is missing. I managed to capture the PDF file with a different tool and the file itself is OK. All my PDF readers show the text. It's just the Fiddler PDFView Plugin that does not.

    The PDF references plain Arial Font which would probably render with the "default sans serif" font for devices that do not know Arial (my Windows does).

    Anything I can do about that? Maybe any way to hand the extracted file to the default handler for that content type?
  2. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 27 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello, Robert--

    It would be very helpful if you could share a capture of the response in question with me (File > Save Session Archive, then click Help > Send Feedback).

    How exactly did you attempt to "convince Fiddler to write the response to a usable file"? You can right-click any session and choose Save > Response Body.


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    Eric Lawrence
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  3. Robert
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    Posted 31 Mar 2014 in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    Ooops - seems that I have to read the docs more carefully. "Save > Response Body" did just what I was missing.

    The capture with the PDF response is in the mail.
  4. Robert
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    Posted 31 Mar 2014 in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    So well, it seems that I did not read the docs carefully enough. "Save > Response Body" was just what I thought to be missing. The saved PDF displays just fine in any PDF browser, just the PDFviewer addon does not like the embedded text.

    The capture with the response in in the mail.

    Thanks,
    Robert
  5. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 31 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello,

    Thank you for the file, Robert! I'll pass this along to the developers of the PDF rendering control.

    Regards,
    Eric Lawrence
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