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  1. #1


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    Safari PDF problem
    Clicking on a link in safari to open a PDF file, I get an error message saying "Adobe PDF viewer can not find a compatible Adobe Acrobat or Adobe reader to view this program".
    I have tried going into preferences to set a program to open, could not find the setting area. Firefox uses Preview with no problems.
    Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

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    Mar 12, 2009
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    Same situation & more
    I have the same situation. I tried installing Adobe 9.1. Installation seemed to work until I tried to open a PDF file through Safari and got the same message as vince0501. Tried opening Adobe and got "an internal error has occured."
    Any ideas?

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    In my opinion, Adobe is awful. They released an update today (FINALLY) for a security hole found awhile ago. Why not use the built-in Preview?

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    Thanks for the reply. I just tried opening a pdf link on Safari and got the message "Adobe PDF viewer can not find a compatible Adobe Acrobat or Adobe reader to view this program".
    How do I set Preview as the default?

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    I believe this is how you do it:

    1. Close Safari.
    2. Open Adobe Reader
    3. Go to Preferences->Internet and uncheck the box next to Display PDF in Browser using Adobe Reader.

    This should then cause Safari to use Preview by default.

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    I don't have Adobe.

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