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Link to PDF file works and doesn't work!

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#1 DrAnthonyRodriguez


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

(1) I created a document in Open Office Writer. By the way, I use Windows 7.

(2) In Open Office Writer, I converted the document to a PDF file.

(3) I double-clicked on the PDF file and automatically opened the PDF file with Abobe Reader.

(4) However, when I opened a webpage in my computer -using Firefox- and I retrieved the PDF file from a link in the webpage, the PDF file was displayed garbled. Adobe Reader was NOT automatically used to open the PDF file!

(5) As a test, I uploaded the webpage and the PDF file to an external server and, again, I used Firefox to retrieve the webpage and to open the PDF file (from the link in the webpage). It works fine! Adobe Reader was automatically used to open the file.

(6) As another test, I opened the webpage in my computer -but using Internet Explorer- and I retrieved the PDF file (from the link in the webpage). It works fine! Adobe Reader was automatically used to open the file.


What the heck is wrong?


Thank you!


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#2 neilbuddy


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:35 AM

Firefox and chrome have built-in PDF viewers, so there must be something in the PDF that firefox does not like.  You can disable the built-in PDF viewer in Firefox and have it use Adobe Reader.  Info here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-built-pdf-viewer-and-use-another-viewer

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