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Re: Adobe Acrobat Mozilla



On Thu, 20 May 2004 01:35:04 -0400 (EDT), Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote
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> It would appear that on May 19, Gerry Tool did say:
> 
> > C G wrote:
> > > Hello -
> > >  
> > > I have Adobe Acrobat 5 installed and working fine on my Fedora Core 2 
> > > system. The Mozilla plug-in page shows the .pdf is enabled. When I click 
> > > on a .pdf link a blank page is presented. Acrobat does not open. Is 
> > > there a way to get Acrobat or another PDF reader to open when I click on 
> > > a .pdf hyperlink embedded in a web page? Any help on this is greatly 
> > > appreciated.
> > >  
> > > Best regards - Chris
> > > 
> > When I encounter a pdf in Mozilla, one of the choices it presents is to 
> > open it in the default app, ggv.  If I select that, the pdf opens.  This 
> > is a fresh install with no third party stuff added.
> > 
> > Gerry Tool
> 
> That may well depend on the link. I'm not an expert on that. But I do
> have a relevant experiance... I use mostly mozilla And/or firefox
> depending on my mood. [firefox has improved to the point where it's rare
> to find a web page that it fails on anymore :) but I like having
> alternatives so I still use mozilla.]
> 
> Just like Gerry I have opened .pdf files with default app before (Though
> in my case it wanted xpdf). But I also have an on-line banking accessible
> account with my credit union. Where I'm supposed to be able to view
> images of the checks posted to my account. Links to the images 
> appear in my on-line account details, But when I click on them I get 
> a nearly blank page with an icon, and a few words that claim my 
> image is loading... I have a broadband connection, But I waited like 
> I was still using a 14.4 dial-up connection... Then I click on the 
> the icon to get a message that the application/pdf can only be 
> viewed with the appropriate plugin...
> 
> I've looked at this with both mozilla and firefox, and I can't remember
> which one, but only one of them had a download plugin now button on the
> message box. it lead (of course) to adobe, where if you followed the
> trail to the linux version offered up an tarball that when examined
> appeared to be the same ver 5.0.8 I get with the command "acroread"
> I didn't see any point to messing with an rpm that yum keeps up to date
> just to install a tarball, But I did find a readme file in this 
> v5.0.8 tarball that only talked about netscrape, it wanted version 
> 4.5 (or thereabouts) for crying out loud...  I've looked at the 
> acroread menu choices and tried setting it's plugin support to 
> mozilla, But it didn't work.
> 
> I suspect that when my bank set up the link to the pdf, that they
> probably didn't quite follow the standards. And since my browser doesn't
> do it exactly the same way as an outdated netscrape with official plugin
> would have, I simply don't get access to the image. I bitched to the
> banks email, but they have yet to reply.
> 
> If anyone knows how to get mozilla to tell the bank it has the adobe
> plugin, and then route the pdf to the default application. I'd love 
> to hear it <grin>
> 
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I'm not sure whether this would be relevent. But I think the launch of Pdf's
are a result of the file type settings. I noticed that most config's are setup
to use XPDF as default. But if it has been removed (or not installed for that
matter), then one gets a blank page. As I don't use xpdf etc, and only
Acrobat, I remove all the other entries and leave acoread in it's place. With
that done, any links to pdf's launch acroread without problems.

Wolf
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