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Opening Pdfs/word Files In Ie i cant do it anymore :P

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

Anyone know why over the last couple of weeks I cant open PDF or Word files in IE without saving them first? Checked pop up options its not that, everything is up to date. Ta

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

IF you've got activeX installed (which you must have if you've got acrobat or Xreader or whatever) pdf files should open automatically. Make sure you've got that.

Anyway if you open your pdf reader and in preferences (erm, edit/preferences/internet I think) deselect open in browser, then restart IE. Worked for me once before.

For Word, hold 'windows key' and press 'e'. Then tools>folder options, and highlight DOC. Click advanced, and check 'browse in same window'. I think this will fix that bit, but there are more clevererer people here than me who I would have expected to reply before now so it might be worth a try.


I'd really consider using firefox or chrome though.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:23 PM

oh wait i found this for pdf files:

http://helpx.adobe.c...plorer-aol.html

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

cheers sticky I'll have a go and let you know how it all pans out! Yes I know I shouldnt be using ie but Im lazy :ermm:

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

Heh heh heh.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:10 PM

I dont know why i thought of dev, thought IE then wondered if he meant Ireland, and do they open things differently over there.

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