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IE4 with Adobe Reader 3.01

How do I get Internet Explorer 4 to display .pdf files within the browser and not launch the helper application acrord32.exe.

I have the latest versions of the activeX controls from Adobe (ocxinst.exe) and have installed these after installing ar32e301.exe (the reader), but still no joy.

I know that it must work because Adobe talk about other potential problems with IE4 displaying large .pdf files.

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j6cisepi
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ckayterCommented:
PDF is not a format which can be read by IE without the help of Acrobat.

Colleen

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j6cisepiAuthor Commented:
I might have stumbled across my own solution.  The .pdf files have an file association with acrord32.exe (hence can double click on a .pdf file on your hard disk and it is loaded into Acrobat Reader).  When I deleted the association, IE4 now loads the .pdf files into the browser window rather than launching the helper app.

Cheers to Colleen anyway
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ckayterCommented:
Before someone proposes an answer, you might want to delete this question and get your points back. If someone proposes an answer, you'll have to submit a request to customer service to have points restored to your account.

By the way, Acrobat is still being launched, just not as a separate window...

Colleen

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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
You have indeed solved it yourself and with the ocx you will happily not enjoy the other bug which is Acrobat only allowing 10 pdfs to be opened in IE4. Then it will insist on a reboot.
This little baby is also solved with the OCX :-)

Michel
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j6cisepiAuthor Commented:
If anyone would like to repost their comment as an answer I'll award the points.  Wouldn;t like to delete the question in case there are other Acrobat users out there as thick as me  :)
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ckayterCommented:
That's very generous of you, j6. I am posting your own comment as an answer, since that is the information that needs to be stored in the E-E database...

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I might have stumbled across my own solution.  The .pdf files have an file association with acrord32.exe (hence can double click on a .pdf file on your hard disk and it is loaded into Acrobat Reader).  When I deleted the association, IE4 now loads the .pdf files into the browser window rather than launching the helper app.
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Thank you for posting this question. I learned something new. I hadn't been to the Adobe site in a few months and was not aware of the ActiveX controls. I d/l'd the file immediately.

Thanks again,

Colleen

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j6cisepiAuthor Commented:
thanks for your response
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