Are you testing after uploading to a server? Or are you testing locally?
If it's from a server, you should investigate the naming of the PDF and the link pointing to it.
I have tried both on my local machine and a separate server. I renamed the PDF so that there are only alphanumeric characters and started from scratch to add it to the baggage file and drag and drop it into a topic. After the project is generated, when I click the link it "bounces" and appears like it's being clicked, but nothing happens. I'm using RH 9.0.2.
I should add, too, that I'm able to get .swf files to work in the project, but for some reason both .doc/.docx and PDF files won't open. Thanks for any light you can shed on this issue
Um, OK. I started hacking around and finally found a reference to "Mark of the Web" which was enabled. I disabled it and stuff seems to work. But now I'm curious - what is it and why is it enabled by default?
Mark Of The Web (MOTW) is an option that is designed to allow content to display in the browser. It's IE specific.
The down side is that links to things such as Word documents or PDF documents will not work.
Normally, once you copy the WebHelp to a web server (NOT a network server) these links then work fine.
See, when a Web server presents the content, it ends up in the Temporary Internet Files location. And by default, that location is "safe", because the operating system has walls around it that prevent content from accessing your local file system. If the content were allowed to access the local file system, they could do some pretty nasty things to you.
Thanks for your help!