1 Reply Latest reply on May 2, 2011 12:50 PM by usaonadobe

    Can not open PDF file in IE8

    Ubuntu17

      I am running Windows XP sp3 and IE 8. When I try and open PDF files from a webpage I get a find button, save button, or cancel button. The PDF file will open if I save it to the desktop first but there is now way I can open the PDF from the webpage. And this is very annoying to the user. I have tried checking and unchecking the Display PDF in Browser option but this has not helped anything. Does anyone have any idea what might be happening or what I should try?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Can not open PDF file in IE8
          usaonadobe

          no solution yet....adobe does not play well with redmond....ie microsoft...

          ((sidebar:

          as adobe in silicone valley near apple....adobe started with WYSIWYG when they were

          all PARC (division of xerox which closed down parc)...steven jobs bought the gui for apple and those that did not want to work for

          jobs started adobe...and here we are w/ little/no support for adobe reader....which won the war with the pagis reader (xerox), now defunct...))

           

          work around

          open adobe reader and turn off "display pdf in browser" by  unchecking the box...

          steps

          open adobe reader

          edit

          preferences

          categories = internet

          will be top line on right side....

          OK and close...

           

          now when you do a pdf,..the file will download to a temp folder and open a seperate window for the reader...

           

          caveat:

          store this info somewhere...after figuring out what to do i saved an adobe.txt file to aid this old memory of mine...

          why

          because sometimes you will have to turn it back on....

          for example i had one bank where i have to turn it off to properly view/download the statements....

          and another bank where i have to turn it back on to properly download the statements  (this bank utilizes an aspx file to access/display the pdf and will not open it in a seperate window....)  so it all depends on how the pages are coded....and you thought it was all to some standard...shame on you...ha ha

          here's hoping this helps...

          and wishing/hoping that the good folks at adobe (they have to be good, they didn't go to work for steve...nasty man...) will come up with a solution that will auto update...one can only hope...the ultimate optimist....good luck...and pls excuse any typos....