Inability to get a pdf file via IE7

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by oldman, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. oldman

    oldman Guest

    When I go to a site to download for example a pdf file for submitting
    a rebate form the file does not download. I get a error. If someone
    sends me a pdf file I am able to save it and print it. Does anyone
    else have this problem? If you have determined the solution please
    post here. If you need more information to help me solve this problem
    please post the information needed and I will supply. None of this
    happens under Windows XP.

    Thanks,

    oldman.
     
    oldman, Apr 7, 2008
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  2. oldman

    DP Guest

    You probably need to activate something that will let IE7 open pdfs. I'm
    not sure exactly what you have to do, but I'm sure someone on this list can
    tell you.

    PDFs you get via email go through a different process than when you click on
    a link while in IE7. That's why you're able to access ones that are emailed
    to you.

    Here's something you might try: When you see a pdf link in IE7, click your
    RIGHT mouse button on that link and choose "Save target as..." That might
    at least let you save the pdf that is linked, which you probably will then
    be able to open by doubleclicking on the file in the saved location. (When
    testing this out, save the pdf to your desktop so that you don't have to go
    looking for it.)
    Anyway, if that works, it'll be a workaround until someone else here tells
    you what setting in IE7 needs to be changed to that you can open PDFs
    directly from your browser.
     
    DP, Apr 7, 2008
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  3. oldman

    raymundka Guest

    Go to the Internet Explorer menu bar (press Alt if not enabled), click
    Tools,
    choose Manage add-ons from the pop-up menu and click Enable Disable
    Add-ons.
    Go through all lists (except ActiveX) that can be selected from the
    Show: checkbox.
    Look for PDF and PDF Helper all over.
    Click the Adobe PDF Reader and Adobe PDF Helper itmes and see if they
    are enabled.
    (Settings at the bottom of the Add-on Window)
     
    raymundka, Apr 7, 2008
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  4. oldman

    Bogey Man Guest

    In addition to what the others said about add-ins, I had to lower my
    security settings in the browser to allow PDF downloads. You may have to do
    the same.
     
    Bogey Man, Apr 7, 2008
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  5. oldman

    oldman Guest

    I have followed your instructions and have found the following as
    related to PDF:
    Adobe PDF Reader Link helper enabled
    Nuance PDF enabled

    I do not see PDF by itself. I checked Adobe Reader and the PDF is
    shown as active.

    Those are the only ones mentioning PDF. There are a total of 15
    add-ons.

    Not sure what needs fixing.

    Oldman
     
    oldman, Apr 7, 2008
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