I don't think Windows 7 or IE 8 are supported configurations for Adobe Reader.
But that doesn't explain why Adobe Reader version 7 - a 4 year old version - worked fine in 7, IE and Firefox =( Surely the newer version should work better.
It all depends upon how the code is changed. The newer version isn't working, file a bug report with Microsoft and Mozilla, You can also file a bug report with Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
Yes, actually you should go ahead and file a bug. Blank error messages mean something is seriously fishy. Maybe filing a bug can get you a workaround or something from Adobe. Do post it here in case you find something.
I have the same problem running Win 7 RC build 7100.
This is the biggest problem with my company's windows 7 machines- it not working with adobe
reader. Its an on going thing that I have been trying to “fix.” The issue is
with Windows 7, IE8 and adobe reader, and viewing pdfs on the internet. The blank error message is not consistent.
Sometimes it works. Sometimes
it doesn’t. Sometimes it doesn’t work and kicks you out of IE. Sometimes you
can view the pdf only if you try multiple times to open it.
I thourhgt I narrowed it down to the adobe dll or add on inside IE. I have been testing “fixes” for a couple weeks now I have been reading about whats
working for others, but:
Reinstalling hasn’t worked, as reported
Running Adobe reader 9.3 hasn’t worked, as reported
Running adobe reader in compatibility for vista and as admin hasn’t worked, as reportedRepairing IE8 (which clears out errors with addons) hasn’t worked, as reported.
Reports suggested removing adobe and going with another pdf reader such as Foxit. Foxit works
perfectly for everything but our company specific software- we HAVE to have no less than or greater than Adobe Reader 9.2.x for our other applications to work properly and pdfs HAVE to be displayd in the browser.
Another report suggested installing adobe reader in vista compatibility
mode (different than just running it in this mode). I did this on one
machine tonight and my initial testing of opening browser pdfs was
successful but it "broke" shortly after.
I set a few "problematic" sites (mostly intranet sites) to compatibility view inside IE8. Did not help.
We are also seeing pdfs crashing IE so for IE crashing unexpectedly, we tried removing Windows live software, this has been touch and go, but removing Windows live software did not help completely with IE crashing nor with the blank pdf errors. I also disabled all adobe addons for IE8 thinking that would certainly fix it but it did not as well.
So thats where I am. Anyone have any luck?
Has anyone found a solution to this? My company is still having issues with this on our windows 7 computers. We've trid the latest version of Adobe and even IE9 and it still doesn't work. Anything?