2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2013 2:11 PM by Bob Clough
Bob Clough Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Weird.  If Safari gets pointed to a pdf file, it will display fine on screen, but won't print it out or save/display in Preview. Just started happening a week or so ago and I can't pin down what changed.

 

Fox and Chrome handle the pdfs normally.

 

Suggestions?

 

Safari 6.0.2

OSX 10.8.2

 

Thanks in advance!


iMac, MacBook, Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • 1. Re: Safari won't print PDF files
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,510 points)

    Back up all data.

     

    Triple-click the line of text below to select it, the copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C):

     

    /Library/Internet Plug-ins

     

    In the Finder, select

      

    Go Go to Folder

      

    from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-G. Paste into the text box that opens (command-V), then press return.

      

    From the folder that opens, remove any items that have the letters “PDF” in the name. You may be prompted for your login password. Then quit and relaunch Safari, and test.

      

    The "Silverlight" web plugin distributed by Microsoft can also interfere with PDF display in Safari, so you may need to remove it as well, if it's present.

      

    If you still have the issue, repeat with this line:

     

    ~/Library/Internet Plug-ins

     

    If you don’t like the results of this procedure, restore the items from the backup you made before you started. Relaunch Safari again.

  • 2. Re: Safari won't print PDF files
    Bob Clough Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Woohoo!

     

    Linc -- thx so much.  Easy directions.  Solved it.  Pain removed.  Good ol' Adobe plug-ins...

     

    Thx Again

     

    Bob