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PDF printing problem

Firefox shows a PDF invoice provided by my internet bank. The PDF is readable on screen but when I print it out, all the text is scrambled (see enclosed scan). What happe… (read more)

Firefox shows a PDF invoice provided by my internet bank. The PDF is readable on screen but when I print it out, all the text is scrambled (see enclosed scan). What happens? I have to go the long way and download the document and read it with Adobe Acrobat Reader and print from there to get it right. Or I can use Chrome, from there it will print OK.

Asked by hakan_lofgren 1 year ago

Answered by hakan_lofgren 1 year ago

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PDF downloads consistently fail

For the last several versions of Firefox, all attempts at PDF downloads fail. On rare occasions I can go to Save As..., get a dialogue box and save the file. But 80+% o… (read more)

For the last several versions of Firefox, all attempts at PDF downloads fail. On rare occasions I can go to Save As..., get a dialogue box and save the file. But 80+% of the time it just fails and I have to go and paste the URL into Safari to get the file. Every time Ffx. upgrades I think this might get fixed, but it hasn't. I'm running AdBan and Do Not Track Me in both browsers, so that shouldn't be the issue. Please advise.

Asked by brianvt 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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can't print to a pdf

If I'm in Firefox and want to print an editable (to highlight) pdf page, I go to "Print" then choose either "Microsoft Print to PDF" or "Wondershare PDF element". What i… (read more)

If I'm in Firefox and want to print an editable (to highlight) pdf page, I go to "Print" then choose either "Microsoft Print to PDF" or "Wondershare PDF element". What is displayed is never right. It may show the 1st page . . but not the rest; or nothing at all. I was going to try "Nitro Pro 12" but it appears that there is no way to install its "plug-in" now with Firefox.

    The end I want to get to is to have the ability, from within Firefox, to convert or "print" a pdf, that is editable, and will allow highlighting, from the webpage HTML.  It would be nice if it could be done, all at once right from the browser, without having to go through multiple steps - like taking a "screenshot" then uploading that image to some other site - which has also had unsatisfactory results (each "step" having the potential for some other unforeseen screw up or incompatibility).  I've spent a lot of time searching and can't find anything.
    Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jandd 1 year ago

Answered by jandd 1 year ago

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Firefox PDF reader not showing watermarks

Firefox PDF reader is not showing watermarks. People can see (and print?) my free samples minus the watermarks that are in them. eg at lauriewilliamsmusic.com/composers/l… (read more)

Firefox PDF reader is not showing watermarks.

People can see (and print?) my free samples minus the watermarks that are in them.

eg at lauriewilliamsmusic.com/composers/laurie-williams/auld-lang-syne/

Watermarks were put in by PDFill Free PDF Tools and always show up in Adobe Reader.

I never imagined that such a failure could happen until I was checking things today and saw it. Not good.

Just realised that this thing is asking about my browser. I'm writing this in Chrome but I have the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by Laurie Williams 5 years ago

Answered by Laurie Williams 5 years ago

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Built-in pdf viewer not available

I am running FF 77.0.1. This has been an issue for awhile however. In Options, under Applications/PDF, there is no Preview in Firefox option. I've tried quitting FF, rena… (read more)

I am running FF 77.0.1. This has been an issue for awhile however. In Options, under Applications/PDF, there is no Preview in Firefox option. I've tried quitting FF, renaming/moving handlers.json; but on re-opening the relevant section remains the same(action=0). I discovered about:config pdfjs.disable=false, previously it was set to true. Then in Options/Applications/PDF, "Firefox" is an option to open, and the action=3 in handlers.json, however the behavior of downloaded pdfs is the same (downloaded). (This is trying example pdfs from different sites). I've tried changing about:config security.cps.enable=false, no change. I've also seen a plugin to "fix content types" that shows up on this site, but it didn't change anything. From what I gather, action=3 should be Preview in Firefox, not Firefox, and all pdfs are being downloaded. Is there a way to fix this? Not seeing pdfs in browser is significantly annoying.

Asked by jsauve 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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The data on PDF is cut off at the bottom. The settings are proper ; Text Only Zoom is unchecked & Minimum Font Size is None

The settings are proper ; Text Only Zoom is unchecked & Minimum Font Size is None. However, the text is cut off in the sentences when PDF is opened in Mozilla. The sa… (read more)

The settings are proper ; Text Only Zoom is unchecked & Minimum Font Size is None. However, the text is cut off in the sentences when PDF is opened in Mozilla. The same looks good in IE and Chrome.

Asked by G3gld 2 years ago

Answered by G3gld 2 years ago

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If you're going to block third party PDF viewer plugins (to view in a browser window) then you need to add a PDF email link button and an 'open PDF in xxxx' btn

I would like to use the Nitro PDF viewer plugin as I view hundreds of PDFs a week in my browser. Often, I will email the PDF with a quick link. Now that the ability to vi… (read more)

I would like to use the Nitro PDF viewer plugin as I view hundreds of PDFs a week in my browser. Often, I will email the PDF with a quick link. Now that the ability to view PDFs in the browser is limited to the built-in Firefox PDF viewer, you will need to upgrade it's capabilities to meet the flexibility of the other PDF plugins that can no longer be used with Firefox. Nobody wants to be forced to save every PDF to their drive, and then go find it and open it in their 3rd party viewer to view it properly or email it off.

Please add an "Email PDF" button, as well as an "Open PDF" (with the default PDF viewer) button to the integrated Firefox PDF interface.

Thank you, Joe

Asked by jancona 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Unable to access some of the pdfs in latest version of firefox in windows10

I am currently using Firefox version 77.0 in windows 10. I noticed few things that when I try to open some of the PDFs it shows "This PDF document might not be displayed … (read more)

I am currently using Firefox version 77.0 in windows 10. I noticed few things that when I try to open some of the PDFs it shows "This PDF document might not be displayed correctly" and just blank white page shows up (image included).

I use few extensions which I disabled them completely when I read PDF but still I am unable to access PDF. While same PDFs are easily readable by other browsers like Chrome or Edge.

Please let me know is it a bug or there is some settings to tweak. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Ishan Pandey 6 months ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 6 months ago

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Preview in Firefox for PDF stopped working with FF 73.0.1

I updated to FF 73.0.1 a couple days ago and now when I navigate to a PDF file, it no longer will Preview in Firefox. Instead, it goes to the Save File option. I've tried… (read more)

I updated to FF 73.0.1 a couple days ago and now when I navigate to a PDF file, it no longer will Preview in Firefox. Instead, it goes to the Save File option.

I've tried setting it in the Options/Applications and all the other choices work fine except the Preview in Firefox.

Asked by AZBruno 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Default PDF Viewer won't change to Mozilla

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to chan… (read more)

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to change my default PDF viewer in Windows, it won't even let me change to Mozilla, it just pop backs to Microsoft Edge. However, if I try to set my default PDF viewer to Adobe or anything other than that, that totally works fine.

Asked by Marc-Dirven 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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Does the built-in PDF viewer support night mode? And is there a URL parameter for setting this when embedded in a web page?

I am embedding a PDF in an iframe like this: <iframe id="pdf_frame"></iframe> I load the image using this Javascript: le… (read more)

I am embedding a PDF in an iframe like this:

           <iframe id="pdf_frame"></iframe>

I load the image using this Javascript:

       let frame = document.getElementById("pdf_frame");
       frame.src = pdfUrl;  /* URL of the PDF */

At night, my web page will be in a night mode (with a black background). I'd like to launch the embedded PDF viewer in night mode as well. Are there URL parameters to do this? Does the built-in viewer even support a night mode? I know that Acrobat supports a night mode.

Asked by JeffJepp 2 years ago

Last reply by JeffJepp 2 years ago

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As Firefox is my pdf browser, when I click on a pdf it keeps opening the file, in an infinite loop, opening tab after tab after tab....

I think my one sentence does it. I am using Firefox as my pdf browser. I click on a file in Explorer, then it keeps opening the file continually in Firefox. If I catch… (read more)

I think my one sentence does it. I am using Firefox as my pdf browser. I click on a file in Explorer, then it keeps opening the file continually in Firefox. If I catch it in time, I can close firefox. If not, I cannot even use the Task Manager. I have to hold the off button until my machine turns off. Thank you for any thoughts on this. I believe it is a bug. WR/~ David

Asked by David 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Links in a PDF file viewed with the internal viewer in Firefox 38 do not open

Essentially the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982704. Links in a PDF file viewed with the internal viewer in Firefox 38 (specifically 38.0.5… (read more)

Essentially the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982704.

Links in a PDF file viewed with the internal viewer in Firefox 38 (specifically 38.0.5) on Win 7 (64bit) do not open and are seemingly unresponsive. The PDF was created from the File+SaveAs PDF option in Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. The links are relative (e.g., test.mov, ../newdir/test.html as opposed to absolute like http://test.com/test.mov). Hovering the pointer over any of the links shows "resource://pdf.js/web/". Clicking a link results in no response.

On Internet Explorer (IE) 11, hovering the pointer over any of the links shows the expected (relative) URL. Clicking a link results in the expected URL opening.

Question 982704 noted in January of 2014, "It is already fixed in a future version of the built-in PDF Viewer...when Firefox 28 gets released in March..." Is it broken again, or is there an option which needs to be set either in Firefox or in the creating of the PDF in Powerpoint?

Asked by tgbyrne 5 years ago

Last reply by tgbyrne 5 years ago

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1 or 2 weeks ago the behaviour of opening PDF changed (settings: open with adobe acrobat in firefox), now some PDF will only download without any other option.

Plugins: Adobe Acrobat Reader is set to "Always active" Options/Applications: PDF are set to open with Adobe Acrobat Reader (in Firefox) Before (1 or 2 weeks ago): some P… (read more)

Plugins: Adobe Acrobat Reader is set to "Always active" Options/Applications: PDF are set to open with Adobe Acrobat Reader (in Firefox)

Before (1 or 2 weeks ago): some PDF opened directly in the browser. For others a dialog box appeared, giving me the choice to either save or open the file. If I chose to open, it opened in the normal Adobe Reader (that's still OK, but why do they not all open in the browser?)

Now: what I described above still works with the integrated viewer (i.e. when I change settings to "Preview in Firefox"). With the Adobe plugin, PDF that opened automatically in the browser still do, for the others I don't even get the dialog box. They are just being saved and that's it. How can this be changed?

Asked by charles2014 6 years ago

Last reply by charles2014 6 years ago

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PDF reader in Firefox is not working

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager I went … (read more)

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager

I went to about:config , reset the string: plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types did not work

hlp please

Asked by gougou 3 years ago

Last reply by Zdzichu 3 years ago

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PDF Files don't open in firefox now

Hi, I'm currently running version 63.0.1 , something has changed with my browser, previously when I clicked on a pdf file it would automatically open within the firefox b… (read more)

Hi, I'm currently running version 63.0.1 , something has changed with my browser, previously when I clicked on a pdf file it would automatically open within the firefox browser. It's rather frustrating to me as a user of this great browser when a pdf file attempts to open using something other than firefox. I feel sure there MUST be some method to correct this issue. Thanks, David

Asked by David 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Option "Do this automatically..." grayed out for default action

- Fully updated FF + Windows 8 64-bit (9200) - Set up FF as the default program for PDF documents in Windows' Control Panel - Set up FF as the default program for PDFs in… (read more)

- Fully updated FF + Windows 8 64-bit (9200) - Set up FF as the default program for PDF documents in Windows' Control Panel - Set up FF as the default program for PDFs in FF options

FF still asking me what to do every time I click on a link to a PDF file and the option "Do this automatically..." is grayed out.

Any fix?

Thanks

Asked by mikexx 6 years ago

Last reply by mikexx 6 years ago

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Overprinted text in PDF when using built-in PDF viewer and using my own colors.

When I uncheck the option "allow pages to use their own colors..." in preferences, and view a PDF using the built-in viewer, all text in PDF documents appears to be print… (read more)

When I uncheck the option "allow pages to use their own colors..." in preferences, and view a PDF using the built-in viewer, all text in PDF documents appears to be printed twice with the default color (usually black) then printed again with my preferred color slightly shifted giving the appearance of all the text having shadows. I usually set my color preferences for pages to have a black background and a light gray text. This may be a bug.

Asked by seablue 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Scrollbar not visible in built PDF viewer

The scrollbar is not visible in the PDF viewer. It is when I click on the right side of the window, but it's always a blind attempt since I cannot see where it is and the… (read more)

The scrollbar is not visible in the PDF viewer. It is when I click on the right side of the window, but it's always a blind attempt since I cannot see where it is and therefore I loose the page I was reading. I have just updated to 62.0 but the issue is still there. I use Ubuntu 18.04.1.

Asked by Borsuk-Ulam 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago