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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 11:23 am

I'm using Firefox v1.0.2 and cannot view pdf files. I'm having to load IE when I encounter a pdf file. I'm using acrobat 7.0 and it works fine with IE. I checked the TOOLS>OPTIONS>Plug-ins and I have Adobe Acrobat XML Data Package enabled. What am i missing? Any thoughts on how to rectify the situation?

Thanks in advance!

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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 11:26 am

I'm having the same problem, which started today and only after I had updated Acrobat 7. Here's hoping Foxfire has some solutions for this.

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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 11:30 am

Well I have the following listed:

Extension: FDF Adobe Acrobat Forms Document
Extension: PDF Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document
Extession: XDP Adobe Acrobat XML Data Package
Extension: XFDF Adove Acrobat Forms Document

The PDF one being the important one.
Firefox should detect the browser plugin if it is installed, and the Adobe Reader installer will install the plugin automatically if you install it after Firefox. If you do not see all of the above I might suggeset reainstalling Acrobat.

If you type about:plugins in the address bar, what does it say under Adobe Acrobat?

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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 12:14 pm

Adobe Reader 7.0
Type about:plugins in the address bar
You should see something similiar to:


File name: /usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so
The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/pdf Portable Document Format pdf Yes
application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes
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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 12:19 pm

Suggest re-installing Acrobat. I'm running FF 1.02 with Acrobat Reader 7.0.1 with no problems at all.

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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 1:43 pm

anyone know how to associate filetypes (like PDF) to open with a specific app (like FoxIt PDF Reader) in prefs.js?

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Post Posted April 15th, 2005, 1:57 pm

I'm having the same issue. Cannot open a PDF with FF 1.0.2.
I have reinstalled Adobe (twice)...didn't fix the issue.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2005, 2:19 am

I tried out FoxIt, to get it to work I had to open FoxIt and set it as my default pdf reader. I don't know about prefs.js, but in Tools - > Options -> Downloads there is a place where you can choose to always perform a specific action with a given file type.
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Post Posted April 16th, 2005, 2:46 am

Anonymous wrote:I'm using Firefox v1.0.2 and cannot view pdf files. I'm having to load IE when I encounter a pdf file. I'm using acrobat 7.0 and it works fine with IE. I checked the TOOLS>OPTIONS>Plug-ins and I have Adobe Acrobat XML Data Package enabled. What am i missing? Any thoughts on how to rectify the situation?

Thanks in advance!


I'm using firefox 1.02 and just installed firefox 1.03 and adobe reader 7.0 with winxp/sp2 .... and have no problems with pdf files ...

so, it does works ....

did you install the current version of firefox in a clear install?? .... uninstall the old version using window add/remove before installing the new version of firefox using the window installer?? ... if not, this could be yor problem ... If so, ....

(1) I am assuming that you are using winxp since adobe 7 only works for winxp
(2) have you read the adobe sticky?? http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=74534
(3) have you gone to window add/removed and made sure that you have no other version of adobe reader installed in your computer .... firefox will use the first version of adobe that it finds ... so having more than one version installed on your computer can be a problem ..

SO, if you have done 1,2, and 3 ... and still can not get it to work ... I would uninstall adobe reader from your computer and then try reinstalling it again .... this seems to fix lots of problems with adobe and firefox ....
read: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 8508#Adobe

finally, you may want to consider creating a new profile .... this fixes a lot of problems with firefox
read: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 94#1241994

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