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Downloading PDFs

By ctarpey ·
When I attempt to download a PDF file by clicking on a link, I get a new screen almost totally blank, but in the top left corner there is a small square icon with a square, triangle and circle. If I hit the right button on my mouse I can get the file by selecting 'save target as', but I would rather be able to just select the file by following the link.

I run Win XP on a P4, 256 mb mem, 2gb processor.

Many thanks,


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by TheChas In reply to Downloading PDFs

You may need to re-install Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

If you want to save the PDF files instead of opening them, you need to disable web integration in Acrobat Reader.
Open Acrobat Reader, and go to:
File / Preferences / General.
Un-check the box for "web browser integration"


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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Downloading PDFs

Next time try waiting a few minutes. I have noticed this in some systems and found that what is happening is you have a new window opened that remains blank whilst the file is downloaded into the Browser Temporary Internet Files directory, when it is fully downloaded the file is opened in the window that was sitting their blank. Problem is that the pdf files are usually fairly large and it takes time for the system to download the file, open Acrobat Reader and load it all in the window.

BTW Also some security settings will stop you from getting .pdf files as readable mail attachments in Outlook Express due to the system not being able to natively open and scan the file it deletes it as a possible virus.

And people wonder why I don't like .pdf.

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