problem reading pdf files

  Newuser4458 20:27 16 Jan 2005
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When I attempt to open pdf files from a website all I get is reams of gobbledegook. Occasionally one already on my hard disk will open OK.

  VoG II 20:32 16 Jan 2005

Uninstall Adobe Reader and install the latest version click here

  freaky 20:58 16 Jan 2005

Which version of Acrobat reader are you using?

I recently upgraded from Adobe 5 to the latest version Adobe 7. It worked OK on the files I tried.

I then went to a site I use often to view some PDF's and got an error message.

I uninstalled Adobe 7 and installed V6, went to the site again and all OK.

Hope that is some help?

  Newuser4458 21:04 16 Jan 2005

Tried that. All I'm getting is reams and reams of junk.
BUT first line includes the words "cannot be used in DOS" or something similar

  VoG II 21:06 16 Jan 2005

Is the message similar to

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem
path to the program that you are trying to start or install
C:\Winnt\System32\config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

  Newuser4458 19:16 18 Jan 2005

I have removed acrobat reader 5 and then loaded it from a CD. Still all I get is gobbledegook from the web. I can read files which are on the PC! but cannot copy them off a webpage. Clicking on the webpage equally useless, it used to work OK I guess there is something set wrong somewhere.

  Citrws 19:41 18 Jan 2005

I recently experienced a similar problem and tried the usual solutions of upgrading from 5 to 6, then 6 to seven, but none improved the situation. In the end I deleted all the references to Adobe via the control panel and then installed version 7 from Adobe.Com.

Since then, fingers crossed, everything is working fine. It's worth a try.

  acein1 19:50 18 Jan 2005

try click here a great little pdf reader

  acein1 19:53 18 Jan 2005

click here
try again

  Newuser4458 14:15 19 Jan 2005

Still a waste of time, when I download this all I get is queer font exactly as with any pdf file

  CHAIRLEG 14:22 19 Jan 2005

Does this help.Open Adobe or Acrobat,click on edit>preferences and select Internet.Clear the checkbox beside Display pdf in browser and click ok.

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