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Where can I obtain the Firefox PDF plugin extention? I am unable to download PDFs.

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I cannot view PDFs with Firefox 3.6.3. I discovered (I think) that the Firefox PDF plugin extension is required, followed a link from mozilla, but the page is unavailable now. How can I view PDFs??

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I upgraded to 3.6.3

I cannot view PDFs with Firefox 3.6.3. I discovered (I think) that the Firefox PDF plugin extension is required, followed a link from mozilla, but the page is unavailable now. How can I view PDFs?? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I upgraded to 3.6.3

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • npmnqmp 071505000006
  • eMusic Plugin
  • Java 1.3.1 Plug-in
  • iPhoto6
  • Google Updater One-Click Deluxe Install plugin
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 1.0.30109
  • Adobe Acrobat and Reader Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 7.0.9
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

More Information

I found a link to the firefox PDF plugin extension but the page is under construction.

Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Helpful Reply

Hello Sara.

I trust this support article is what you need:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Opening+PDF+files+within+Firefox

Hello Sara. I trust this support article is what you need: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Opening+PDF+files+within+Firefox
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

And this one too (linked in the article I linked to above):

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox

And this one too (linked in the article I linked to above): http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox

Question owner

Thank you so much for the quick reply. Unfortunately these links lead to a page that says "Repairs in Progress" so I am still unable to download the plugin. Any other suggestions?

Thank you so much for the quick reply. Unfortunately these links lead to a page that says "Repairs in Progress" so I am still unable to download the plugin. Any other suggestions?
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

You should be able to get Adobe reader from here:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/

If this page is giving you trouble, contact Adobe for support. Or you can try an alternative to Adobe Reader. I recommend Foxit Reader:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

It's lighter, faster and has all the functionality. It's also free. Use whatever software you feel more comfortable with.

You should be able to get Adobe reader from here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ If this page is giving you trouble, contact Adobe for support. Or you can try an alternative to Adobe Reader. I recommend Foxit Reader: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/ It's lighter, faster and has all the functionality. It's also free. Use whatever software you feel more comfortable with.

Question owner

Hi Morbus,

Thanks for all of your help, but I am still really struggling. Foxit sounds great but as far as I can tell is only for windows and I have a mac. The trouble with using the adobe website is that they do not have a plugin for firefox. I got as far as this and do not know how to proceed http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/dlm/firefox_steps.html

The instructions start by referencing a yellow bar which I do not currently have. I have searched through everything on the toolbar and cannot find a way to allowed sites. I searched the web but all the instructions seem to start when a person sees this yellow bar, which obviously I do not.

Would you have any other suggestions? I cannot be the only person this is happening to. Sorry to keep bothering you but I really need to open several pdfs today.

Thanks!

Hi Morbus, Thanks for all of your help, but I am still really struggling. Foxit sounds great but as far as I can tell is only for windows and I have a mac. The trouble with using the adobe website is that they do not have a plugin for firefox. I got as far as this and do not know how to proceed http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/dlm/firefox_steps.html The instructions start by referencing a yellow bar which I do not currently have. I have searched through everything on the toolbar and cannot find a way to allowed sites. I searched the web but all the instructions seem to start when a person sees this yellow bar, which obviously I do not. Would you have any other suggestions? I cannot be the only person this is happening to. Sorry to keep bothering you but I really need to open several pdfs today. Thanks!
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Yeah, installing Adobe software is a total pain in the ass, I know, but if you are having troubles, you really need to contact Adobe, sorry.

Yeah, installing Adobe software is a total pain in the ass, I know, but if you are having troubles, you really need to contact Adobe, sorry.

Question owner

It's me again. Actually I was able to install this reader once I realized I have a PowerPC processor. http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/

However, when I attempt to open a pdf I am directed to choose an application to open it with- I select this pdf reader- and nothing happens. Should I try to contact schubert?

Thanks, Sara

It's me again. Actually I was able to install this reader once I realized I have a PowerPC processor. http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/ However, when I attempt to open a pdf I am directed to choose an application to open it with- I select this pdf reader- and nothing happens. Should I try to contact schubert? Thanks, Sara
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Have you check this support article?

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Opening+PDF+files+within+Firefox

It says how to configure Firefox to open PDF files inside Firefox (using the plugin).

Have you check this support article? http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Opening+PDF+files+within+Firefox It says how to configure Firefox to open PDF files inside Firefox (using the plugin).

Question owner

Yes that's the page that sent me to the Schubert site. I downloaded and installed their pdf reader but nothing happens when I download a pdf now. I honestly cannot believe this is so difficult. I will have to go into a store and ask for help I think. Thanks for trying to help me.

Yes that's the page that sent me to the Schubert site. I downloaded and installed their pdf reader but nothing happens when I download a pdf now. I honestly cannot believe this is so difficult. I will have to go into a store and ask for help I think. Thanks for trying to help me.
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

You're welcome. I'm sorry I can't be of further assistance.

You're welcome. I'm sorry I can't be of further assistance.