PDf documents have stopped opening in Internet Explorer 6

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
    When I attempt to open a PDF document directly in the browser I get a blank screen.  I can save the doc and open off the desktop with Reader 6 but it just won't open within Internet Explorer 6 - why, and how can I fix this?  i tried re-installing Adobe reader 6 and it didn't help.


Question by:fsbsupport

    Accepted Solution

    check the options on acrobat reader, and check to option to read the pdf files in internet explorer
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    Assisted Solution


    If you have office 2003 installed, install the acrobat updates (if you haven't done so). Office 2k3 has some incompatabilities with it, and you need to update in order to fix that.

    Acrobat Reader 6.0.2: htp://

    I hope this helps  ;)
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    Assisted Solution

    Hello fsbsupport =)

    Check here,

    Adobe Acrobat .pdf Files Appear as a Blank Window or Frame;en-us;177321


    Configure Internet Explorer or AOL to display PDF files (Acrobat 5.0-6.0 and Adobe Reader 5.0-6.0 on Windows)
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    Expert Comment

    Reason is it will take a while for IE to load the pdf file if it is big.  If you can download it and read why need to open from IE?  Reading from IE is slower than reading offline coz it need to load page by page.
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    Hi fsbsupport :-),
    Since we haven't heard from you for a couple of days could you please give us an update on the status of this question?
    See: Thank you, turn123's friendly update request script.
    Offtopic comments about this script to please :-).
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    Expert Comment

    BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
    AcroIEHelper.dll --- Browser Helper Object -- Acrobat plugin for IE to read .pdf files.
    If you delete this registry then it won't work for IE. The plugin and registry is different for a different browser.

    Checkout if you have enabled third party browser extensions in the IE Advanced Browser settings.

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