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Hi. I have the ability to create a PDF directly from within Internet Explorer using the "Convert Web Page to PDF" menu option with Adobe Acrobat Professional (the version that normally lets you create PDFs). I thought I had this ability in Firefox at some point, but it's not there now. I've tried the Acrobat "Repair Installation" option, but it still doesn't appear.

As I use Firefox most frequently, I'd like the ability to do this within Firefox. How do I properly install this plugin?

I don't have a problem using the actual application to create a PDF, but I'd like to have the plugin ability as well.

Going to "about:plugins" in Firefox shows me the following Adobe Acrobat plugin info only:

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Adobe Acrobat

    File name: nppdf32.dll
    Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

MIME Type        Description   Suffixes       Enabled
application/pdf       Acrobat Portable Document Format       pdf       Yes
application/vnd.adobe.x-mars       Acrobat Portable XML Document Format       mars       Yes
application/vnd.fdf       Acrobat Forms Data Format       fdf       Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfdf       XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format       xfdf       Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml       Acrobat XML Data Package       xdp       Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml       Adobe FormFlow99 Data File       xfd       Yes
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Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Dave





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>> I thought I had this ability in Firefox at some point, but it's not there now.

You didn't...that's an IE only toolbar despite what the DLL's say.  It's never appeared in any version of Acrobat/Firefox combo I have tried.
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I should say: that plugin above is the screen reader/form filler.  The creator is IE only for some reason.
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Thanks very much for the information. It's really too bad it's not available for firefox.

Thanks,
Dave
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Meh, it's one of those things I can live without.  Control-P, switch to the Acrobat printer gets the same effect.
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Is there a way to programatically generate the PDFs from IE content, from this Adobe plugin or any other tool?

Thanks in advance
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Easier to program the web application to convert the HTML to PDF on the fly.

cinglez, if you have a new question, post it as such.  You'll get more responses that way.
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