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React PDF viewer

A React component to view a PDF document. It's written in TypeScript, and powered by React hooks completely.

React PDF viewer


Basic features

  • [x] Support password protected document
  • [x] Zooming: Support custom levels such as actual size, page fit, and page width
  • [x] Navigation between pages
  • [x] Can go to the first and last pages quickly
  • [x] Search for text
  • [x] Preview page thumbnails
  • [x] View and navigate the table of contents
  • [x] List and download attachments
  • [x] Rotating
  • [x] Text selection and hand tool modes
  • [x] Different scrolling modes
  • [x] Full screen mode
  • [x] Can open a file from local. Users can drag and drop a local file to view it
  • [x] Download file
  • [x] View the document properties
  • [x] Support SSR
  • [x] Print


  • [x] The toolbar can be customized easily
  • [x] All text items can be localized in another language

Coming soon

  • [ ] Theming
  • [ ] Darkmode


You have to purchase a Commercial License at the official website.


Perform the following steps to have the simplest example. For more demos, please look at the demo folder.

  1. Install packages
$ npm install @phuocng/react-pdf-viewer
$ npm install pdfjs-dist
  1. Import CSS and components
import Viewer, { Worker } from '@phuocng/react-pdf-viewer';

import '@phuocng/react-pdf-viewer/cjs/react-pdf-viewer.css';
  1. Use the component
<Worker workerUrl="https://unpkg.com/pdfjs-dist@2.2.228/build/pdf.worker.min.js">
    <div style={{ height: '750px' }}>
        <Viewer fileUrl="/path/to/document.pdf" />


  1. Build:
$ npm run build

Then it will produce two formats available in the dist folder:

└─── dist
    ├─── cjs    // CommonJS package
    └─── umd    // UMD package
  1. Dev mode:
$ npm run dev

The bundler will watch the entire src folder and build the cjs package when any source file is changed.

  1. Lint:
$ npm run lint

It will check if the entire source code compatible with


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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the react-pdf-viewer README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.