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Webpages with .pdf do not display in browser- Windows 8.1

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    Webpages with .pdf do not display in browser- Windows 8.1


    I'm running windows 8.1 and any webpage that has a .pdf extention will not display. I get a black X in the upper left corner or just a white page. I've tried IE & Firefox neither one will open a PDF. However, I installed Google Chrome and it will open PDF's. Any help?
    Thanks!

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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    You generally need a plugin for browsers to open PDF files. Do you have Adobe reader installed on your PC?
    I am pretty sure installing adobe reader automatically fixes this. For the time being, you can right click on a .pdf link and choose save link as, it then should download the pdf onto your PC


    Get Adobe Reader uncheck the McAfee addon unless you want it. if you do have it installed already, I would recomend updating it before doing anything else, just to see if it fixes your issue.

    Open adobe reader, click on help, check for updates.
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    windows 8.1


    Yes - Adobe ReaderXI
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Have you checked it for updates lately?
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    Oh and I'm not talking about a link. I'm talking about a webpage that ends with .pdf
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    Yes - It is up to date.
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    See if this article from Mozilla helps

    A webpage that ends in pdf is a pdf file, not really a web page so to speak.

    Can I see the link, PM me if you proffer.
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Could you go here and try clicking on one of the links in the page (pdf)

    Click image for larger version
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    Ok that's weird... Firefox is now working but I still can't get IE do show a PDF page. AS an example: http://www.allen-heath.com/media/AP8...user_guide.pdf

    I would just use Firefox but I have work webpages that will only work with IE so I'm forced to use IE for that. However with windows 8.1 now it won't open the PDF pages I need.
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Well if its any help, internet explorer only gave me the option to download it, it wouldn't open for me either, in the browser

    EDIT: Read my next post.
    Last edited by antspants; 11 Mar 2014 at 18:46.
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