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Allow or block links to the Internet in PDFs

Jun 28, 2012 2:20 PM

Tags: #acrobat #security #message #acrobat_x_pro #block

We have an issue on one computer with a Security Block message when clicking a link on a PDF opened in a browser IE, linking to a PDF on a network file share. The message dialog has no ALLOW button only HELP and OK. 

On other computers the link opens the PDF without the Security message in the browser.


Acrobat does not allow connection to:

file:///H:/ folder name/folder name/filename.pdf


Using Acrobat 10 and Reader 10

In Preferences, the Manage Internet Settings options are greyed out.

If the Display PDF in Browser option is unchecked, the PDF opens in Acrobat but user needs the PDF to open in IE.

Seems to be just on this one computer, we have reinstalled Acrobat 10.

Thank you for any advice on how to fix this problem.

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    Jun 28, 2012 2:36 PM   in reply to kamara163

    The Display PDF in browser option controls whether you can view PDFs by opening them in a browser using the PDF plugin. It does not control what happens when you double click a file in Windows Explorer. I'm fairly certain that you will never automatically open the PDF in a browser unless you open it form the browser (e.g. File > Open).


    Install the latest updates. There was a bug where a specific reg key was disabling the Manage Interent Settings. If that doesn't work, repost.



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