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.PDF Attachments - Why SAVE only?

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KeepItSimpleStupid

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

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cowboybob

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

Inquisitive

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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.
 

Musicmanager

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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 ?

S
 

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.
 

dougy83

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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).
 

atferrari

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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. ??
 

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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