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Re: Acrobat reader

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On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:50:56 -0400
"H.S." <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:

> Frank McCormick wrote:
> > 
> > I have run into this problem several times lately. I am running
> > Debian testing. Several web sites I have been on including the
> > Quebec governments revenue quebec site insist I need Adobe
> > acrobat pdf reader and won't display messages.
> > 
> > Is there a way to satisfy the website that Evince handles pdf
> > files as well as Adobe ?
> I understood that websites mention a requirement to read a PDF
> file, but they were happy to let the user download it anyway or
> choose any program to view it. For example, in my Debian Testing
> sytem, I do not have the acrobad plugin (that automatically opens a
> PDF file within the browser) installed and the browser presents a
> dialog box asking me what to do with the PDF file. I save it or
> just open it with any application (kpdf, evince, acroread). I have
> never had a problem in this.
> Could you give the URL of the website you are trying?

   The site I was on this morning where it happened was a password
protected site...so no I can't. However it has happened to m e
several times on other sites...none of which I can recall at the
moment..sorry. Normally it works like you have already
described...but every once in a while ( MS-oriented sites) the site
refuses to allow you to open the file unless you have Acrobat
installed. I was wondering what it is they look for.

- -- 
Frank  <fmccormick@videotron.ca>
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