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Old 31-12-2012, 13:51
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As the title says. Never use to be a problem but now I cannot open any pdf from a web site.
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:53
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Which operating system and which.pdf reader are you using?
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:23
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As the title says. Never use to be a problem but now I cannot open any pdf from a web site.
Do you mean when you click on a link for a PDF it does not open or when you download a PDF you can't open it?
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:25
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Which operating system and which.pdf reader are you using?
Windows Visa and the latest pdf reader.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:26
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Do you mean when you click on a link for a PDF it does not open or when you download a PDF you can't open it?
The link doesn't open or on some web sites it opens a blank page.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:31
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Windows Visa and the latest pdf reader.
Which PDF reader?
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:32
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What exactly happens? Do you get an error message?
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:46
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Which PDF reader?
Adobe Reader X
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:47
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What exactly happens? Do you get an error message?
Absolutely nothing; not even a message.

The problem seems to be with only certain web sites e.g. Mobile phone accounts, Bank Accounts.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:54
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do you have any other paid for adobe software that reader x could be considered part of? if not there are lots of other pdf reading programs out there that do same job .... I use foxit which is able to show pdf's in browsers
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:55
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Absolutely nothing; not even a message.

The problem seems to be with only certain web sites e.g. Mobile phone accounts, Bank Accounts.
ahhhh .... security measures to prevent nasty things happening
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:58
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It might be worth trying Sumatra (freeware, far less bloated than Adobe, works very well for me)
http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...df-reader.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumatra_PDF
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Old 31-12-2012, 15:00
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do you have any other paid for adobe software that reader x could be considered part of? if not there are lots of other pdf reading programs out there that do same job .... I use foxit which is able to show pdf's in browsers
Haven't got a clue; I just use the stuff that came with the PC. In my ignorance I thought that one needed Adobe to open pdfs because that is the reader that the bank web sites tell me that I need.
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:31
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.... I use foxit which is able to show pdf's in browsers
Another vote for Foxit
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_...er/feature.php

Set it to open pdf in your web browser.

Untick any optional programs/toolbars etc. that it may want you to install
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:53
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Another vote for Foxit, opens pdfs in FF without a problem
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Old 31-12-2012, 17:02
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It might be worth trying Sumatra (freeware, far less bloated than Adobe, works very well for me)
http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...df-reader.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumatra_PDF
This one is my recommendation as well
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Old 31-12-2012, 20:04
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Foxit would not open a pdf from a bank or mobile phone co. Message said that the file could not be downloaded. By the way, I had not difficulty in opening pdfs until (from memory) version 10 of Adobe.
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Old 31-12-2012, 20:08
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there must be some protection on the files, some kind of account security ... might be security software settings .... have you tried other web browsers? some account security measures could stop downloads in 1 or more browser
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Old 31-12-2012, 20:24
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there must be some protection on the files, some kind of account security ... might be security software settings .... have you tried other web browsers? some account security measures could stop downloads in 1 or more browser
'fraid I wouln't know how to use other web browsers!
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Old 31-12-2012, 20:34
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'fraid I wouln't know how to use other web browsers!
Scrub that. Managed to open a pdf from a mobile phone site using Google Chrome. Not bad for an olden eh? Will have to have a lie down now.

Thanks for everyone's help and happy new year.
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Old 01-01-2013, 20:00
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All the user had to do was enable the pdf helper plug-in.

If they're blank, right-click the link and save target as, then double-click, opens in Adobe Reader.

Might have been running IE in no add-ons mode - happens frequently, because the big 'e' is there and no-one reads the description.

Foxit is a problem waiting to happen IMHO, just like FF sadly.

Cue flames......
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Old 01-01-2013, 20:24
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Foxit is a problem waiting to happen IMHO, just like FF sadly.

Cue flames......
Why do you think that?
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Old 02-01-2013, 00:08
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There is a known problem with Adobe X and IE when trying to open pdf files on a secure (https) website. The solution is: Internet Options/Advanced tab/Security, uncheck 'Do not save encrypted pages to disk'.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:51
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There is a known problem with Adobe X and IE when trying to open pdf files on a secure (https) website. The solution is: Internet Options/Advanced tab/Security, uncheck 'Do not save encrypted pages to disk'.
Excellent stuff. That did the trick!
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