2524 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2008 1:02 PM by F Holden
Do you have Adobe Reader installed? If not, you can Quit Safari after downloading it, then install it and try viewing the PDF file that way.
But Safari 3.1.1 has the ability to view PDF files even without Adobe Reader, although it may not be enabled. Try opening a Terminal window and entering this command:
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool false
press Return after you enter it, then type exit, and Quit Terminal.
Now relaunch Safari, go back to that site where you want to view a PDF and try it again. It should work.
Okay, try this instead:
Launch Adobe Reader and go to Preferences (Command-K).
Select the Internet category and look for a checkbox on the right that says: Display PDF in browser using:… and uncheck the box if it's checked.
Close Preferences window and Quit Adobe Reader.
Now, Quit Safari if it's running.
Open your HD and go to HD/Applications/Safari.
Control-click on Safari and choose Show Package Contents.
Double-click on the Contents folder; inside is a group of other folders. If you see one labeled Frameworks, send it to the Trash and then close the window.
Also, go to ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins and look through the list to see if you have one labeled "PDF Browser Plugin"; if not, that's good, so don't install one. If you do have one, remove it to your Desktop or the Trash, but don't empty the Trash yet.
Relaunch Safari and try to view a PDF again; post again with results.
hmmm...I unchecked the box as you said and restarted safari but now I am getting the error
The page “http://www.davidbartongym.com/chicagoyoga.pdf” attempted to load an Internet plug-in named “Adobe Acrobat and Reader Plug-in”, but the plug-in failed to load successfully.
That error suggests that Safari is not set to display PDFs in the browser, because it's still looking for a plugin that isn't installed.
I would try removing Acrobat Reader, quitting Safari, then entering the Terminal command I suggested earlier and trying that PDF again. I have no problem loading it, so I know there's nothing wrong with the file itself.