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    Asked Aug 10, 2006, 08:50 AM 15 Answers
    When I click on a pdf link online using FireFox, I get the error message below.

    When I click on a pdf link in IE, the pdf opens fine.

    Am I supposed to do something in Firefox or Adobe to fix the problem. I can't even tell what they're trying to tell me to do!

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Aug 10, 2006, 11:17 AM


    Sounds like Firefox needs to have the reader registered. It should be picking up the association from Windows, but doesn't appear to be doing so.
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    #3

    Aug 10, 2006, 11:26 AM
    In FF:
    Tools > Options > Downloads, View & Edit actions
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    Aug 10, 2006, 11:45 AM
    Scott; yes, not recognizing the extension.

    Need; I've got no association for pdf at all. It's not even on the list. How do I add it and assign it?
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    Aug 10, 2006, 12:06 PM


    You can add a PDF association manually, or just try reinstalling the Reader.
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    Aug 10, 2006, 12:21 PM
    I found this:
    http://www.mepis.org/node/10105
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    Aug 10, 2006, 12:26 PM
    Or...

    http://www.orbeon.com/blog/2006/07/1...ay-in-firefox/
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    Aug 10, 2006, 12:34 PM
    Well, that link led me to a FF extension that did not work for me. I still get the same message.

    What bugs me is: What the heck is giving that message? Is it FF or is it Acrobat (I use 6.0 Pro)? I don't find "associations", as the message indicates, in FF - and in Acrobat's preferences I don't find anything about FF.

    I'll try the uninstall/reinstall option - but I'm thinking to do so for FF is more appropriate than doing so for Acrobat. What do you think?
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    Aug 10, 2006, 01:03 PM
    Have you updated your Acrobat recently ?
    I had a similar issue when I updated Acrobat Pro and found I had to reinstall the reader for it to redo the file assocs.

    Give it a go.
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    Aug 10, 2006, 01:44 PM
    Reinstall Reader? I don't use Reader. Do you mean reinstall Acrobat?
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