Accessibility

Support Knowledgebase

Configure Netscape Navigator to display PDF files (Acrobat 6.0, Adobe Reader 6.0 on Mac OS X)

You can display PDF files in Netscape Navigator 6.0 or later if you have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. First, you need to configure Navigator to use Adobe Reader or Acrobat as a helper application. (A helper application opens files that Navigator can't open directly.)

Note: Acrobat 6.0 and later products don't include the PDFViewer plug-in, which allows you to view PDF files from within a browser window. Instead, you must configure Navigator to use the Acrobat product as a helper applications.

Configuring Navigator to Use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat as a Helper Application

If you configure Navigator to use Adobe Reader or Acrobat as a helper application, Navigator starts the application and displays the PDF files within the Adobe Reader or Acrobat window.

To configure Navigator to use Adobe Reader or Acrobat as a helper application:

1. Start Navigator.

2. Choose Netscape > Preferences (Navigator 7.x) or choose Edit > Preferences (Navigator 6.x).

3. In the Category pane (Navigator 7.x) or the Preferences pane (Navigator 6.x) , click Navigator, and then click Helper Applications.

4. Click New Type.

5. Type Portable Document Format in the Description of Type text box.

6. Type pdf in the File Extension text box.

7. Type application/pdf in the MIME Type text box.

8. For Application To Use, click Choose.

9. Locate and select the application file for the Acrobat product, and click Open.

10. Click OK to close the New Type dialog box, and then click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.

11. Restart Navigator.


Related Documents

Document 328648
Last edited - 01/13/2005

 

Got Some Time to Take a Survey?

Tell us what you think about this support site.