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Windows 7: Can't open PDFs

08 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't open PDFs

Can anyone help here?. When I try to download a PDF I get a blank IE screen which after some time comes up with a message that there ia a fault with Adobe Acrobat reader. I've downloaded and installed a new version of Reader and it makes no difference. Sometimes (rarely) it works OK.


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08 Apr 2010   #2

 

I've not got acrobat reader installed so I cant give you exact instructions, but I've had this problem before and cured it by going into the acrobat reader settings and unticked the box that said something like "render pdf's in browser" (or something like that)

Have a look to see if you can see that setting, if not I'll download and install acrobat and give you the exact instructions.
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08 Apr 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Lets try to localize the problem. Download another browser; chrome, FF etc and lets see if you can read PDF. Adjusting the setting would be the logical first move, as above.
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08 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. I've had a look but can't find the settings window
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08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Ok. I've downloaded Firefox and it works fine. The trouble is that i'd rather use IE for, several reasons.
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08 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alan Hughes View Post
Thanks. I've had a look but can't find the settings window
If memory serves Acrobat settings are in the FILE->Preferences menu.
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08 Apr 2010   #7

 

Ok I've installed acrobat reader.

Go to the edit menu -> preferences -> on the side column select "internet" then untick Display PDF in browser.
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08 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

That works fine. Thank you very much.
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