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Old Thursday 16th June 2011, 21:00   #1
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PDF Internet Opening Fix ?

Hi All
I seem to have lost the ability to open PDF's directly from a web browser link.
For example the PDF's on Travelingbirder.com
Can anyone advise if there is a fix for this?
I am running Vista 32 bit, Adobe Reader X, Acrobat 5
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Old Thursday 16th June 2011, 21:16   #2
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Can you try right-clicking on the link and saving the file on your computer before opening it? I get lots of calls/e-mails similar to what you say at my work, I've never been able to work out what causes it, although right-clicking is a way around it.
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I've just seen this, it's about an older version of Acrobat, but if you read down the page, one of the solutions might work for you.

http://answers.google.com/answers/th...id/374832.html
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I always set my pdf files to save and then open them directly in my pdf viewer, from a security point of view, it's the safest option. Go with the right-click and Save as option gets my vote.
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Old Friday 17th June 2011, 13:01   #5
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PDF Internet Opening Fix ?

What I'm trying to do is open a PDF directly from a web site link, so that I can copy and paste the link, on emails or threads to others.
When I attempt this the following happens:
1) Click on link - for e.g. one of the PDF's at this site:
2) A new tab opens (titled "new tab")
3) The browser bar on the new tab reads ; about:blank
4) The screen on that tab is completely blank and stays that way
Andrew - thanks for the advice anyway.
Any other opinions welcome.
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Old Friday 17th June 2011, 13:51   #6
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If you just want to send the link to the file to someone, you can just right-click on the link and choose Copy Link Location (in Firefox, it may be worded differently in other browsers), then in the body of your e-mail, just do Ctrl-V to paste it into the e-mail.
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What I'm trying to do is open a PDF directly from a web site link, so that I can copy and paste the link, on emails or threads to others.
When I attempt this the following happens:
1) Click on link - for e.g. one of the PDF's at this site:
2) A new tab opens (titled "new tab")
3) The browser bar on the new tab reads ; about:blank
4) The screen on that tab is completely blank and stays that way
Andrew - thanks for the advice anyway.
Any other opinions welcome.
Thanks
Mick
Often happens to me too (usually on HMRC website for some reason, when looking at client's tax affairs etc!), and usually fixed by refreshing the page with pdf open.
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