Let me introduce you to my friend: Confluence
Confluence is a cloud-based product (but can also be installed on a server) to allow collaboration with teammates from anywhere with the ability to set permissions. Using Confluence allows you to centrally locate all of the documents into one area instead of having to use server shares, multiple documents, ...
For OSX there is Dash (https://kapeli.com/dash) free to try out, but costs $20 to remove delay when searching docs (last time I used it anyway). Really slick interface!
For Windows and Linux there is an open source "clone", a document viewer that is inspired by Dash. Zeal (https://github.com/zealdocs/zeal). It uses the same docsets as Dash, as long as it's ...
I can strongly recommend Sphinx Document generator - for an example site take a look at the new wxPython documentation.
Generates documentation from:
Multiple output formats - HTML (including Windows HTML Help), LaTeX (for printable PDF versions), ePub, Texinfo, manual pages, plain text
Code Highlighting for a wide ...
Alfresco has all of the features you have listed:
web-based: Yes there is a web interface, among other interfaces like FTP and CMIS
Allows download of documents via HTTP/S: Yes, and upload too
Possible to be hosted locally in the company intranet: Yes, download and install on your own hardware
supports storing multiple versions: Yes, history is available ...
This may be an obvious answer you've already discounted, but the solution that is at once the easiest and the most potentially customizable is hosting your own Wiki. This provides you with a simple edit/publish web UI like the GitHub document functions, and if your goal is to host or even allow collaborative editing of more self-contained formats (e.g. PDF), ...
For the ones that is hosted on your own server and you embed the flipbook within your site, you can use dFlip PDF FlipBook jQuery Plugin.
It is flash free. Costs only $29 for regular license with 6 months customer support. You can create 3D or 2D flipbooks easily with this plugin. Additionally it has awesome page rolling effect.
The company I work for has this (paid) SDK.
See this online demo
There is a not so well known browser called Links I've used it to open 30+ MB files. Its a bit slow at first (loading) but then you can view the file relatively quick. But resizing the window tends to make it reload.
Since you only want to view the files and not edit them... there is a free software offered by Microsoft itself for just viewing these files.
I didn't test myself, but I strongly assume that these viewers are faster than a full office suite with editing possibilities so it should start faster.
Just download the PowerPoint Viewer and Word Viewer from ...
One possibility to consider is to switch your documentation effort to ReStructured Text, (there are python utility scripts about, such as this, that can help), and then use Sphinx to generate multiple formats, with themes and a lot more and you can use plug-ins that add docbook output to sphinx and if necessary you can use pandoc to generate any that you ...
At the bottom of the page you will find the words:
Built with Sphinx using a theme provided by Read the Docs.
Sphinx is a python based document generation tool and personally I find it absolutely brilliant.
Have you considered Read The Docs?
You can import your docs using any major version control system, including Mercurial, Git, Subversion, and Bazaar.
They support webhooks so your docs get built when you commit code.
There's also support for versioning so you can build docs from tags and branches of your code in your repository.
Hosting documentation is ...
You can try my browser app. It supports offline HTML browsing and also bundles a read-only file explorer. It has four scrolling buttons on its toolbar for navigating the pages. FYI, Android API docs require a tablet-size screen.
Subhash Browser & Feed Reader for Android
As Steve Barnes says, the docs will be displayed properly only if you had copied ...
There is no PDF viewer which is fully, and completely compliant to every item in ISO-32000 (as far as I know).
The closest is Adobe Acrobat (Reader).
There is also no formal testing environment for ISO-32000 viewing compliance: We do not have any set of reference files which have to display properly, in order to conclusively make the tested PDF viewer "ISO-...
I would say that it would be a very good idea to put all those documents into a format that is:
liable to be supported for the foreseeable future - if some of these documents are in old MS formats then the support lifetime has a limited clock and it is running down. e.g. support for Word 2003 has already ended.
Personally I would be ...