How can I force PDF files to open in Acrobat reader instead of in Internet Explorer?
Posted on 2003-11-25
I am running Windows 2000 sp 3 and Internet Explorer 6.0 and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.05. When I go to an internet site, and click on a link to a PDF, it normally opens in another IE window. If I close the window with the PDF in it, IE crashes. I have tried every recommended fix for this problem, including the recommendations given to this same question elsewhere on the site, and what I want to know now is this:
How do I force a link to a PDF file to open in Acrobat Reader, and not as a plug-in to Internet Explorer?
I have gone into Acrobat Reader and unchecked the box that says "Display PDF in Browser", but then when I try to open a PDF, all I get is another IE window with a cute little box in the upper right corner like you get when you try to open an object that it can't recognize.