Open pdf rather than saving them

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Post Posted January 17th, 2015, 9:36 am

I get pdf attachments in e-mails and want to open them, not dump them to the download manager and being forced to save them. This used to be able to be done - now I can't do it. I have preferences set to use my Adobe Acrobat 9.5 Pro to open the files but it still uses the download manager and saves the file. Ideas?


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Post Posted January 19th, 2015, 8:42 am

From other postings of this problem I recall the solution was the setting.

You indicate you have checked and verified the setting to be correct.

This is what I have and it attempts to open the file in the browser - however, I get a message "Firefox is already running. Fx needs to be closed ..." (Just discovered in checking the actions from your post). Seems the PDF call is trying to start Fx when called. I do not see anything in my download directory nor a download indication.

I am using Adobe Flash Player 13 - no entry for Adobe Reader. You may need to update. Not sure of the relationship of Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader.

Setting in Tools/Options/Applications/Portable Document Format (PDF) - Set to: "Preview in Nightly"

Here are a couple small pdf files you can use by emailing to yourself for trouble shooting. ... _cerca.pdf

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Post Posted January 19th, 2015, 8:44 am

Do you have Adobe Reader installed?
If you switch from Pro to Reader (in Helper Applications), does it then work?
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2015, 10:58 am

For PDFs, I have the application setting as "Always Ask", and that is what it does.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2015, 2:56 pm

Changing the setting to "always ask" seems to have solved the problem - at least I can choose to save or open rather than being forced to save, Thanks for the ideas

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