After applying the Reader 9.1.3 update on our Windows XP computers (using Firefox 3.5.2), some PDFs downloaded will not load properly using the web browser plugin. An example is at
Saving this PDF to disk and opening directly with Reader 9.1.3, Acrobat 9.1.3 or Acrobat 8.1.3 seems to work fine. Opening the document using Internet Explorer 7 with the Reader plugin enabled also seems to work fine.
I do not have information on how these PDF files are generated. Tech support staff at grants.gov suggested to downgrade to Adobe Reader 9.1.2 to get around this particular issue.
If you know of a way to get around this issue with any sort of system configuration on our end (registry key settings, etc.), please let me know.
UW-Madison Computer Sciences Department
I have just clicked on the link above (Windows XP-SP3, Firefox 3.5.2, Adobe Reader 9.1.3), and it appears to display exactly the same as the downloaded file in Adobe Reader. I cannot see any difference.
My version of Adobe Reader was installed with the download that does not contain Adobe AIR & Acrobat.com: http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.1/enu/AdbeRdr910_en_US.exe, then upgraded to 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3 - I don't know if this would make a difference.