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Nov 7, 2013, 05:36 AM
 
i am having a problem opening pdf's.
i can open them with my iPad, but not with my new iMac.
i have tried adobe reader and one other, but have the same problem.
how can i get my iMac to properly open them?
greg - again
     
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Nov 7, 2013, 05:58 AM
 
You do not need to install any software to read PDF files on a Mac.

Uninstall Reader and see if that helps.
     
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Nov 7, 2013, 07:19 AM
 
i tried just preview - didn't work
so i tried adobe reader - that didn't work either
so now i am stuck
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Nov 7, 2013, 07:42 AM
 
All PDFs?
     
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Nov 7, 2013, 07:49 AM
 
yes- al pdf's
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Nov 7, 2013, 07:57 AM
 
the one i was trying to get was
K7QO's Home Page
'twin paddle'
but i can't download any of his at all
thanks for your help
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Nov 7, 2013, 08:27 AM
 
Are they downloading and just not showing?
     
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Nov 7, 2013, 09:11 AM
 
that pdf opens for me in firefox first, then I can click download, and it opens fine in Preview. (I have several versions of acrobat installed, so that shouldn't be a conflict to Preview working well.)

it is a large PDF though, 13mb. maybe your internets are slow?

what os is your new imac? maybe preview works differently in 10.8?
     
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Nov 7, 2013, 11:19 AM
 
my os is mavericks
i don't know how mavericks works with preview
my internet is ok for ibbc
i will try firefox
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Nov 7, 2013, 11:21 AM
 
but not showing after
     
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Nov 7, 2013, 11:42 AM
 
i tried firefox,
and it now WORKS!
thanks very much guys
a very grateful greg
     
   
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