Windows 7 forum

Question

pdf files

When I open pdf files from certain companies all I get is, in the top left corner a white square about 1cm, inside which is a smaller black square, inside which is a white x.
How do I get around this?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: pdf files
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: pdf files
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Clarification Request
PLEASE CLARIFY.

In reply to: pdf files

Are you downloading such with a WEB BROWSER? If so, this one is known to happen. Be sure to save the .PDF and open it outside the browser.
Bob

Collapse -
pdf files

In reply to: PLEASE CLARIFY.

Yes I was downloading with a web browser. I tried your suggestion and it opened successfully. Thanks

Collapse -
AHA! OK, what now?

In reply to: pdf files

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Try other PDF readers and some of my favorite workarounds.

In reply to: pdf files

Collapse -
Answer
Adobe PDF Reader?

In reply to: pdf files

Collapse -
pdf files

In reply to: Adobe PDF Reader?

Thanks but I already downloaded foxit and still have the same problem with it as with adobe

Collapse -
WOW. If Adobe can't render a PDF

In reply to: pdf files

That means something. I'm not sure how much I can write here without upsetting folk but if Adobe's own PDF Reader fails, then something is up. Are you sure this is not intentional?
Bob

Collapse -
tried other file endings on the file?

In reply to: pdf files

change the pdf file ending to doc, xls, txt, html, and so on. Maybe it's a file with the wrong ending. When all else fails, open in notebook and see if there's any clear text internally to give a clue about it.

Collapse -
Answer
Re: pdf files

In reply to: pdf files

- Try downloading to the hard disk, then opening from there in your reader (with File>Open), so DON'T open in the browser. What happens?
- Try downloading and opening the same pdf-file on another PC. What happens?
- Try using another browser. What happens?

Kees

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.