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Windows 7: Probem with .pdf files opening

21 Oct 2010   #1
ORDNorth

W7 64 bit.
 
 
Probem with .pdf files opening

I am having a very frustrating problem while on the Internet. I will very frequently click on a .pdf on a site to view it and all I get is a blank white page? I am running Windows 7, IE8 and Adobe 9?


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21 Oct 2010   #2
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Please check if you have the Plugin Enabled. plus Did you waited enough? because it shows the pdf when it is fully downloaded.

YBL.
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21 Oct 2010   #3
ORDNorth

W7 64 bit.
 
 

I am a real newbie on this stuff but I don't know how to do what you have described? I right clicked to properties to try and find it, to no avail but tried the "run as administrator" and tested, but no luck. When I click on a .pdf link, within 1 second I get a reply at the bottom of the page, DONE and that is it? As well I just did an update on the Flash player plugin, not that it really matters I guess?
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21 Oct 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It takes time for a large pdf to download. Even though you see Done, the pdf download has not completed. Give it a minute, see if it then opens.

If not, try installing the latest Adobe PDF Reader here: http://get2.adobe.com/reader/ or Foxit PDF Reader (Free version) here: Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows
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21 Oct 2010   #5
pokermon

Win7Pro x64
 
 

Depending on how the PDF is created, it can also be very taxing on a slow computer. Heck, I've even seen them being problematic even on the fastest computers. Sometimes it's better just to right click the link to the PDF and download the file manually and open it up that way.
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21 Oct 2010   #6
ORDNorth

W7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokermon View Post
Depending on how the PDF is created, it can also be very taxing on a slow computer. Heck, I've even seen them being problematic even on the fastest computers. Sometimes it's better just to right click the link to the PDF and download the file manually and open it up that way.
New machine ( a month ago) and trying to open simple one page text only document.
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21 Oct 2010   #7
ORDNorth

W7 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
It takes time for a large pdf to download. Even though you see Done, the pdf download has not completed. Give it a minute, see if it then opens.

If not, try installing the latest Adobe PDF Reader here: Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versionsor Foxit PDF Reader (Free version) here: Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows
Single page download, stuck. Downloaded Adobe Reader from your link, already was installed. Did download Firefox and BANG, 7 page .pdf of all text snapped right up! Soooooo, something is wrong within IE8? Would like to fix problem but am happy to use Firefox for now!
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26 Oct 2010   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sorry, I've been out of town for a few days. Try resetting IE8 to it's default state. You may then have to uninstall and reinstall Adobe PDF Reader to get it's IE hook setup again.
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19 Jan 2011   #9
honeybunny

Windows 7 (64)
 
 
Same here - downloaded Acrobat Reader - sorted now

Hi,

Same problem here, so I looked in complementary module for a .pdf reader, couldn't find anything that looked like it, so I downloaded Acrobat Reader, and then it worked - although a message popped up warning me that I would be leaving the "protected mode" of IE by allowing this plug-in to run (?? never happened in XP).
Anyhow, I clicked "I want to do it anyway" (or whatever the standard message is, sorry my computer is running in French), and my .pdf file - finally - opened properly.
Hope this silly warning is not going to show every single time, I'm a researcher, I open pdf files ALL the time... that could get pretty boring.
Hope this helps, I'm still new to the whole Windows 7 thing, and so far, it's just doing my head in, the only positive point is that it recognizes my iphone as mass storage and enables me to download pictures and other files from it without necessarily going through itunes. But that's a very tiny positive.

Well, I'll be returning soon, I'm sure, so bye for now,

;-)
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01 Feb 2011   #10
honeybunny

Windows 7 (64)
 
 

Just to add that since installing Acrobat Reader and making it the default programme for all .pdf files, I no longer have any problem, so problem solved for me!
If it can help anyone.
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