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gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 04:36 AM
trying to open pdf's
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
Spheric Harlot Nov 7, 2013 04:58 AM
You do not need to install any software to read PDF files on a Mac.

Uninstall Reader and see if that helps.
gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 06:19 AM
i tried just preview - didn't work
so i tried adobe reader - that didn't work either
so now i am stuck
Spheric Harlot Nov 7, 2013 06:42 AM
All PDFs?
gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 06:49 AM
yes- al pdf's
gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 06:57 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
Spheric Harlot Nov 7, 2013 07:27 AM
Are they downloading and just not showing?
andi*pandi Nov 7, 2013 08:11 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?
gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 10:19 AM
my os is mavericks
i don't know how mavericks works with preview
my internet is ok for ibbc
i will try firefox
gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 10:21 AM
I'm think they are downloading
but not showing after
gregfripp Nov 7, 2013 10:42 AM
now working in firefox!
i tried firefox,
and it now WORKS!
thanks very much guys
a very grateful greg
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