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Windows 7: Acrobat Reader Problem

07 Jul 2009   #11
jgibson

Windows 7 RC
 
 

The way I got around this with 9.1.2 is to do the following:

Open Acrobat Reader by itself (not in IE)
Select Edit, then Preferences
On the left side click "Internet"
Uncheck "Display PDF in browser"

This way when I click on a pdf link it opens Acrobat reader in a separate application outside of IE.


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07 Jul 2009   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fix for all things Reader related,

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader 3.0 for Windows
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08 Jul 2009   #13
darreno1

windows 7 (beta-7000 build)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgibson View Post
The way I got around this with 9.1.2 is to do the following:

Open Acrobat Reader by itself (not in IE)
Select Edit, then Preferences
On the left side click "Internet"
Uncheck "Display PDF in browser"

This way when I click on a pdf link it opens Acrobat reader in a separate application outside of IE.
Excellent!! I was thinking of a way to do this but didn't even think of checking the preferences. Thanks for the tip, it solved the issue for me.
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13 Aug 2009   #14
poolmon

win 7
 
 

I just ran into the same error message problem with Acrobat 9.1 on Win 7 64bit.
I then launched acrobat first and it worked on the link.
Then after closing all programs it stopped working.
Then I tried Firefox 3.5 and Acrobat worked in it.
Then it stopped working.

I did try the preference change and it seems to work in IE8.
It does NOT correct the problem in Firefox.

Anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks.
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13 Aug 2009   #15
MilesR

Windows 7 (RC)
 
 

Another recommendation from me for Foxit.
Adobe's PDF reader is pure bloatware by comparison.

You can also run Foxit as a standalone .exe (3MB or so) so no install needed.
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13 Aug 2009   #16
poolmon

win 7
 
 

OK. Nevermind.

Adobe Updater just pushed me update 9.1.3 and this seemed to resolve the problem on both IE8 and Firefox. Plus, I was able to undo the change to the preferences I previously made and the pfd's now display in a web page correctly.
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13 Aug 2009   #17
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

9.1.3 still has the same problem for me in ie8 and Firefox.
It almost cost me money as I had to print a voucher and the problem occurred. I tried to refresh and it didn't work. I sorted it out eventually, but I can't see why this issue has not been fixed by now.
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13 Aug 2009   #18
poolmon

win 7
 
 

Mine is still working in both browsers. But you are right, it could stop again at any minute, just as it did before.

Given the worldwide use of pdfs, one would think that this would have been one of the first applications to get right with Win 7.
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13 Aug 2009   #19
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Foxit reader is the only way to go

Don't believe it? Go try it, I quit using Adobe a long time ago and have never regretted it. Foxit is much much faster.
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