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Configure Netscape to display PDF files (Acrobat 7.0, Acrobat 3D, Adobe Reader 7.0 on Windows)

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Using the Netscape plug-in

Configuring Netscape to use Acrobat or Adobe Reader as a helper application

Downloading a PDF file to your hard drive

You can open Adobe PDF files from your Netscape browser in one of two ways:

-- By using the Adobe Acrobat Netscape plug-in to display PDF files within the browser window

-- By specifying Acrobat or Adobe Reader as a helper application to open PDF files in a separate window

Note: Adobe recommends that you use Netscape version 7.1.

Using the Netscape plug-in

When you install Acrobat or Adobe Reader, you may need to manually move the Acrobat Netscape plug-in to the Netscape/Netscape/Plugins folder, if the plug-in isn't installed there automatically.

The Acrobat Netscape plug-in (Nppdf32.dll) installs to the following folders:

-- Acrobat: Adobe/Acrobat 7.0/Acrobat/Browser

-- Adobe Reader: Adobe/Acrobat 7.0/Reader/Browser

-- Acrobat and Adobe Reader: Program Files/Netscape/Netscape Plugins

If you select a PDF file after installing the Netscape plug-in, the PDF file will download to the Netscape Temp folder, and Netscape will open Acrobat or Adobe Reader to display the file within the browser window. The Acrobat toolbar at the top of the browser window is an indicator that the Netscape plug-in installed correctly.

Configuring Netscape to use Acrobat or Adobe Reader as a helper application

After you configure Acrobat or Adobe Reader as a helper application, Netscape starts the helper application in a separate window and displays PDF files within that window. Acrobat and Adobe Reader both include a preference that lets you specify Acrobat or Adobe Reader as the helper application.

To configure Acrobat or Adobe Reader as a helper application:

1. Start Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

2. Choose Edit > Preferences.

3. Select Internet on the left.

4. Deselect Display PDF In Browser Using [ Acrobat application ], and then click OK.

5. Quit Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

The next time you select a link to a PDF file in Netscape, a dialog box asks what you would like to do with the file. If you select Open It, Netscape opens the PDF file in Acrobat or Adobe Reader (the helper application); if you select Save It To Disk, Netscape saves the PDF file to your hard drive.

For more information about the general preferences in Acrobat or Adobe Reader, see the online Help.

Downloading a PDF file to your hard drive

You can download PDF files to the hard drive either from a web page link or by using the Save As command in Acrobat or Adobe Reader. After you download a PDF file to the hard drive, you can copy text, distribute the file, or save the file to a disk.

To download a PDF file from a link:

1. Right-click the link to a PDF file and choose Save Link Target As from the pop-up menu.

2. In the Save As dialog box, select a location on the hard drive, and then click Save.

To download an open PDF file:

1. In the Acrobat or Adobe Reader toolbar, click Save A Copy.

2. Select a location on the hard drive, and then click Save.


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Document 331038
Last edited - 08/01/2006

 

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