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.PDF Attachments - Why SAVE only?

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by KeepItSimpleStupid, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I noticed that certain PDF's cant be opened in the browser. Any reason why?

    EDIT: Added certain
     
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  2. Tony Stewart

    Tony Stewart Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    All PDF viewers have Preferences to view in browser
     
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    Which browser are you using? Chrome?
    Max.
     
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  5. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    FF 39, Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, FF embedded .js based browser

    A datasheet on Digikey works fine.

    The .pdf on this http://www.electro-tech-online.com/threads/keithley-600b-input-board.145259/#post-1227418 ETO post does not.
     
  6. cowboybob

    cowboybob Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    KISS, for what it's worth, Vista (current) with FF39.0, opens that particular .pdf you posted just fine.
     
  7. Inquisitive

    Inquisitive Super Moderator

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    I can't view it straight from ETO either. But saving it to Desktop then try and open it. Then it can be viewed.
     
  8. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Opens fine here on Firefox with Windows 10 (upgraded over night :D)
     
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    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hi Kiss

    This may be nothing to do with it, but I don't think that second link is presented as a pdf .. .. ..

    The end of the string .. .. 600b sch-pdf. 93484/ To my mind, nowhere is it defined as a PDF file ie title.pdf

    Maybe ?

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  11. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    The second opens fine here as well, Firefox and Win8 (at home now).
     
  12. vtech

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    Rather common forum recurrence I am familiar with,
    It has to do with config/association settings on your computer & browser. (.pdf vs .pdf.xxx). Mentioned earlier.
    Not something paid a whole lot of attention to nowadays.

    As long as it is a valid(non corrupted) file ending with just a .pdf and your browser is auto-associated with a PDF viewer, it will open up.
    Otherwise it does not know on what application to use thereby prompting the save dialog.

    Those w/out a problem opening the file, indicate that at some browsing/opening point they must have "always- associate" it with a PDF viewer.
     
  13. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    That would do it. Thanks.
     
  14. dougy83

    dougy83 Well-Known Member

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    In the two links above, the first is received with a type of application/pdf and the second is labelled as application/octet-stream (and has a disposition of attachment).
     
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    When dealing with Android, recently, I run across a type of .pdf that is not anything you could view as portable document format file. ??
     
  16. vtech

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    As far as a pdf portable reader, I have found that PDF-xchange to be one of the best.
    Not sure about the Android compatibility.
     

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