How to display attached PDF in pop-up browser window
Here's the scenario: my course contains several attached PDF documents. For example, let's call it My Document.pdf. Rather than force the user to go through the Attachments tab, I want to provide an icon-based hyperlink on a specific slide in my course that simply opens the attachment.
I understand that I can add a hyperlink to my slide icon that points to the relative path to the resource (e.g., data/downloads/My%20Document.pdf), and I've tested this behavior successfully in my course. However, the vast majority of modern browsers support tabs, and the browser prefers to open my attachment in a tab. As you know, tabs in e-learning create navigational confusion and hurdles that I'd rather avoid.