I think the problem is with Google Chrome 8. I just updated to latest version (8.0.552.215) and can replicate the problem in my machine.
Chrome just reealased and update so now by default it uses its own PDF viewer.
To disbale it
Tools>Options>Under the Bonnet>Content Settings>Plug-ins>Disbale individual plug-ins
Scroll down and you will see Chrome PDF Viewer
This problem seems to be caused by an interaction between Chrome and Adobe Acrobat Reader. The old Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) from 1995 that had security issues appears to have been replaced by Google with PPAPI (Pepper Programming Interface).
I am running Windows 10 and version 52.0.2473.82 of Google Chrome.
To fix this problem, I did the following:
1. In the Chrome address bar, type: chrome://flags
2. Scroll about 3/4 of the way down the list until you see: Enable PPAPI Win32k Lockdown. Windows
3. From the dropdown select: PDF only
4. Relaunch Chrome
5. In the Chrome address bar, type chrome://plugins
6. Disable the Chrome PDF Viewer
7. Enable the Adobe Flash Player
8. Exit and relaunch Chrome again.
Hi Threshold Energies,
I tried your solution on the latest chrome (Version 52.0.2743.116 m) to open my XDP forms with data without success.
The issues are:
if IE is default browser, the pdf form is open in IE without the data filled in.
If Chrome is default browser, the pdf form will be download first, click it to open in Acrobat Pro without data as well.
How to resolve this?
The flag is not available anymore in Chrome 55
The flags method is not working. I am now using a workaround by checking the option "Open PDF file in the default PDF viewer application.
I would want to just open the pdf file through chrome itself any solutions?
In my experience, Chrome will show Static Forms but not Dynamic forms. IE11 seems to be the only browser that still fully supports dynamic forms.
The deactivate the Chromium PDF Viewer plugin enter the URL chrome://settings/content, scroll to the very end and activate the check box the use you default PDF viewer. Whenever you now open a PDF from a website Chrome will download and open it with you local PDF Viewer like Acrobat.
Radzmar has the right answer.