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my firefox will not save in pdf format? why? any help would be greatly appreciated


i receive a file in pdf format, when i say file save as it wants to save the web address, and not in pdf format.

how do i do it?

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  • Google Update
  • 4.1.10111.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.0"
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0

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finitarry 157 solutions 2177 answers

Are you downloading or opening the .pdf file? If Firefox is using a plugin to display it, I would not really expect it to do that. Can you not download the .pdf file from the URL, if Firefox used a plugin?