Date: Fri Mar 2, 2001 12:05
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: QUESTION: Why don't PDF's download?
Clicking on the link opened up my Adobe Acrobat plug-in in Netscape.
However, the plug-in has a Save button in the upper left of the window
which allows me to save the file. Only problem is that I would need to
name it. If I wanted them named exactly the same as what you named them,
I would need to pay attention to that.
Another way, using Netscape in Windows 98 SE, is to right click on the
link and chose "Save Link As." This would allow you to save the PDF file
as a file.
Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> March 1, 2001
> QUESTION: I do not seem to able to download PDF-files. I can read
> them all right by using Acrobat reader, but they will not download.
> Any solutions?
> ANSWER: I suspect your problem has nothing to do with the PDF files
> themselves, but instead with the way your web browser is
> configured...In Netscape or Internet Explorer, there are different
> ways to choose to view PDF files. Your browser may be automatically
> setup with a PDF plug-in, which forces the PDF file to open inside
> your web browser, while you are still on the web. And in my
> experience, such a plug-in does not allow you to actually download
> the file. Instead you are forced to read it on the web only. I have
> had that happen before too, and found it quite frustrating.
> A PDF file compressed with Winzip or other compression software on
> the web has no problem downloading. The compression software creates
> a shell around the PDF and doesn't let it open with the PDF browser
> plug-in. So the only PDFs that will refuse to download are those that
> are NOT compressed.
> There is another way around the problem, besides getting rid of the
> Acrobat PDF-plug-in in your browser....and that is to download the
> uncompressed-PDF directly by a link to the file itself, rather than
> trying to download from the web site page. Try clicking on this url
> below, which will download an uncompressed PDF directly, avoiding the
> web...see if this works and get back to me:
> SignWriter 4.4, Instruction Document 9
> Thanks for the question!
> Val ;->
> Valerie Sutton
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