Someone just sent me a link to their PDF hosted on Box. I can't for the life of me figure out how to save this file as a PDF. Right-clicking save-as comes up with an html file. Right-clicking print comes up with a blank document. I tried signing up for Box because I thought maybe it would give me the option then, but it doesn't appear to have changed any save options.

How can I save a Box file (that someone shared with me) to my computer as a PDF?

  • Did they perhaps share the file with you allowing you only to read it and not download it? I don't know if this is a feature of Box.com, but it would not surprise me. Also, what happens if you just click on the file to open it? – music2myear Jan 26 '17 at 17:19
  • @music2myear When I click the link to open, the file is displayed in my web browser, and it's hosted on the Box domain. In the top left, I can click the Box logo to go back to the Box homepage, in the top right I can click "Go to your files", and at the bottom I can click to zoom in/out, previous/next page, and enter fullscreen. Those are my only options outside of the browser/right click menus which won't let me save as a pdf, or print as a pdf (because the print screen preview displays a blank page). – spacetyper Jan 26 '17 at 17:34
  • Then I am guessing the file was shared with you for viewing only. Like I said, I'm not familiar with whether Box has this feature or not, but it wouldn't surprise me. – music2myear Jan 26 '17 at 17:35

On the Box Reference Page it is stated that you are able to set a BODY parameter is_downloadable. When this is set you can access the file via /sessions/{id}/content.

Box Reference Page is_downloadable

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