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the little icon

by Cycleman / January 5, 2005 8:53 AM PST

I was browsing a site, which contained several pages with pdfs. When I click on the link, the window does not open the pdf. I get a little icon.

I was actually on the phone with the fellow on the web site, because he was directing me to the correct link to get the information I was looking for.

The little icon is in the upper left corner of the open window space, and has a red square, blue triangle, and a green dot, inside of 1/4" square.

When I mentioned to him that I couldn't get the window to open, he told me to clear my cookies, and delete the temp internet files, which I did.

I have Adobe Reader version 6. IE6, 768 RAM, Pavilion 9870, with 60 Gb HD, 1.3 GHz.

He said that something was wrong on my end, but I've been able to open other pdf sites just fine.

I'm also running a hardwired firewalled router, anti-virus (mcafee) and have SP2. Google pop up blocker, but ctrl doesn't do anything different.

Please advise.


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that little icon
by pjb1124 / January 5, 2005 9:36 AM PST
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i can't help you with your problem, but i believe that little icon you have there is the symbol for a picture about to be loaded. i'm not sure though.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader
by Cursorcowboy / January 5, 2005 8:57 PM PST
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Internet Explorer may display a blank page with a placeholder icon instead of displaying a Portable Document Format (.pdf) file with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This behavior occurs because the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to the .pdf file does not end in ".pdf" (for example, the file is opened by using script or the file is dynamically generated), and the content-type header (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions [MIME] type) that is returned by the server is "unknown/unknown". Previous versions of IE open Adobe Acrobat Reader as a plug-in but IE6.x does not support Netscape-style plug-ins, which BTW could happen with any unrecognized plug-in, [Q305153] and [Q306790].

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Acrobat Reader
by Cycleman / January 5, 2005 11:07 PM PST
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Cursorcowboy, thanks. This did the trick.

I right clicked the link, "saved target as" to my desktop. When I opened the pdf, using Acrobat Reader, it said that AR wasn't currently configured to open the pdfs directly in IE, and asked me if I wanted to configure it to work that way. I said yes, and when I went back to click on the link at the site, it opened it just fine.

Thanks for this help.


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Al, check out ...
by Haole / January 9, 2005 4:42 PM PST
In reply to: Acrobat Reader

or download the new Acrobat Reader Vs. 7. Real neet.

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