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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 8:06 am

How can I view embedded PDF files on websites? Like for when the PDF opens automatically on the site, not just downloading it. The area is blank where it is supposed to be. It works on Chrome and Pale Moon. Thank you.
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 8:26 am

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URL?

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 8:46 am

It is a work related site. I can't give the URL.
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 8:58 am

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Difficult to help without a URL. I use FF57.0.1 and have no issue with embedded PDF's.

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 9:17 am

I followed the directions for the site. It still won't work. I wasn't sure what to do. Their tech support wasn't helpful.
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 9:31 am

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The only thing I can think of is the MIME type may not be configured correctly on the site. The correct type is "application/pdf". FF will not render a pdf based on a suffix of pdf; the MIME type associated with the pdf must be correct. Some other browsers will "guess" at what the file is (e.g., Chrome). According to the RTF standard, the MIME type should be used.

Again, without access to the URL it is impossible to determine if the server is set up properly.

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 9:41 am

RobertJ wrote:.
The only thing I can think of is the MIME type may not be configured correctly on the site. The correct type is "application/pdf". FF will not render a pdf based on a suffix of pdf; the MIME type associated with the pdf must be correct. Some other browsers will "guess" at what the file is (e.g., Chrome). According to the RTF standard, the MIME type should be used.

Again, without access to the URL it is impossible to determine if the server is set up properly.

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If it is the MIME type, I can't fix it myself? I know the URL is helpful, I just can't say what it is.

Could it be because this FF version is not comparable with Acrobat Reader?
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 10:01 am

GrapeLivre wrote:If it is the MIME type, I can't fix it myself? I know the URL is helpful, I just can't say what it is.

Could it be because this FF version is not comparable with Acrobat Reader?


Firefox will open embedded PDF's without Acrobat Reader using its own native capability.

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 10:15 am

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Here is an embedded PDF test page

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/testpages/pdf.html

When I inspect the MIME type it is "application/pdf". There is no suffix pdf associated with the embedded document. This embedded document also renders properly in FF58b9.

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 12:50 pm

RobertJ wrote:.
Here is an embedded PDF test page

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/testpages/pdf.html

When I inspect the MIME type it is "application/pdf". There is no suffix pdf associated with the embedded document. This embedded document also renders properly in FF58b9.

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When I go to the link it says; "This page contains an embedded PDF document.
You do not have a PDF plugin installed or working. This document may also be viewed standalone."

When I click viewed standalone, the PDF opens and says "Your PDF viewing software works!"

I'm not sure what's wrong. Maybe it's in my FF settings or something.
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 12:58 pm

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In the Firefox preferences under General > Applications

scroll until you see Portable Document Format (PDF) under content type and it should specify "Preview in Firefox". If it doesn't change it.

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 1:18 pm

RobertJ wrote:.
In the Firefox preferences under General > Applications

scroll until you see Portable Document Format (PDF) under content type and it should specify "Preview in Firefox". If it doesn't change it.

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The only options are Always Ask, Save File, or Use Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 1:22 pm

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Something is wrong. Under context type are there other entries for PDF?

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 1:30 pm

RobertJ wrote:.
Something is wrong. Under context type are there other entries for PDF?

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There is Adobe Acrobat Forms and Adobe Acrobat XML Data Pack. There is also Portable Document Format.

I can get it to work on the Default Profile.
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 1:31 pm

GrapeLivre wrote:I can get it to work on the Default Profile.


Are you using multiple profiles?

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