Need URL to web site with embedded .PDF

By CharlieSpencer ·
I'm troubleshooting a problem for a user. Our payroll is managed by a contractor. They make pay statements available on line. The .PDF statement is supposed to appear beneath a few lines of heading data. This user gets the heading lines (presumably HTML) but instead of a pay statement he gets the outline of the document with the ever-popular red 'X' in the upper left corner.

He doesn't have problems opening .PDF files directly, or .PDFs stored in SharePoint. He's fine if he uses another machine, so there's nothing wrong with this account with the contractor. I've uninstalled Adobe Reader and reinstalled it; that's the only Adobe or .PDF application he has installed.

Does anyone know of a public web site with a .PDF included that I can try to view as a test?


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Have you checked

by NetMan1958 In reply to Need URL to web site with ...

the browser add-ons to make sure the Adobe .pdf reader add-on is enabled? In Internet Explorer you go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs -> Manage add-ons or Tools -> Manage Add-ons.

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I'm afraid so.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Have you checked

I checked so many things I couldn't remember all of them when I posted the question.

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Check this URL

by NetMan1958 In reply to I'm afraid so.

and see if that is what you are looking for. If it is, it doesn't display in my IE 7 browser either. I'll let you know if I figure out the problem.

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Thanks again, but

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Check this URL

The file is somehow embedded in the payroll service's web page. I can't find a way to export it, so I can't then save it to a Google account.

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How about TR Pally?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Need URL to web site with ...

They have Blogs that are available as a PDF download and here at least they open in a Browser Infernal Exploder where you get to read/save from there.

Or is this what you are looking for?

Links to lots of Viewable PDF's here.


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Not downloads.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to How about TR Pally?

Downloads work fine already. I need something that has the .PDF as part of the page, like a .JPG or graphic; not as a separate download or that opens in a separate tab or Acrobat process.


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I've never seen a page like that before

by Slayer_ In reply to Not downloads.

Usually the browser turns into the PDF viewer.

Have you tried alternate PDF viewers? Alternate browsers?

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Not an option.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I've never seen a page li ...

Policy restrictions, and incompatibilities with other apps. I gotta make it work with IE and Adobe Reader.

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The odd thing

by seanferd In reply to Not downloads.

is that I always had problems with the browser displaying any PDF - I couldn't get it to stop, which is why I finally ditched Adobe. (I don't want the cursed things opening in my browsers.)

Hm. What about something like this:

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Same issue as Netman's suggestion

by CharlieSpencer In reply to The odd thing

I don't have a way to separate the .PDF from the web page it is already part of.

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