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    Default Oppening PDF's in Opera

    I am having trouble opening PDF's in Opera. What do I have to configure and how? PDF's open fine in Internet Explorer on same machine. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    neither browser actually opens PDF's themselves. they use an external program to do it and simply display it in the browser.

    so....what program (and version) do you use to read PDF's? the most comman is accrobat reader.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    Hi Tweake
    Thanks for your question...I am using Acrobat 7 Professional. As I say, it opens PDF's well no probs in Internet Explorer but not in Opera. I figure it must be an Opera configuration problem?

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    Default Re: Opening PDF's in Opera

    Open Opera and go Tools>Preferences, Advanced tab then have a look here - is this how you are set up?

    If so go to Tools>Advanced>Plugins and look for Adobe Acrobat - is this how it looks?

    If everything looks like the screenshots, then you shouldn't have problem (by the way - I am using Opera 9.02).

    If you still cannot open PDFs in Opera, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Adobe Acrobat - there's a copy of 7.08 on the latest PC World DVD...

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    Also, press F12 in Opera and ensure that "Enable plug-ins" is ticked.

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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    Thank you Johcar and Foxy. Problem solved by reinstalling Acrobat as suggested after checking all settings as per instructions.
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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    Thanks for the feedback - glad we could help...

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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    I'd make the suggestion that you try uninstaling Adobe Acrobat and give this pdf reader a run - I think you'll be quite amazed at how quckly pdf files open with this - I certainly wish I'd found out about it a lot sooner than I did.
    Acrobat is sooooooo boggy and sloooow!!

    Anyway - see what you think.... it's only one and a half megs too!


    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rea...own_reader.htm


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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy121 View Post
    I'd make the suggestion that you try uninstaling Adobe Acrobat and give this pdf reader a run - I think you'll be quite amazed at how quckly pdf files open with this - I certainly wish I'd found out about it a lot sooner than I did.
    Acrobat is sooooooo boggy and sloooow!!

    Anyway - see what you think.... it's only one and a half megs too!


    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rea...own_reader.htm

    Yep, use this all the time now.

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    Default Re: Oppening PDF's in Opera

    FoxIt is good but I discovered not too long ago that it didn't have a feature that I was wanting that Acrobat Reader did. Can't remember exactly what it was now but I think it was search. Or something.

    For a basic reader, however, it is great.

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