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dpmeyer Level 1 (0 points)

I can't get my bank's pdf to show in entirety because I've got to buy a $60+ fee for a plugin. Is there a work around? I'm running Mountain Lion Safari in 32 bit. 64 bit doesn't work either.

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), OS X Mountain Lion, 4G memory
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Somebody's jerking your chain, dp.

    Preview is free, and comes with your Mac.

    It opens PDF's perfectly, IMHO.

  • dpmeyer Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! They may be jerking my chain but it's a plug-in and it's in the way, no question. The bank statement shows in a separate window, not downloadable, and nothing shows past the first page. There's a scrollbar but it won't move. I tried saving it but the saved file won't load into Preview. But I'm offered the $60 ransom. Anything else?

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    Who is demaning $60 from you?

  • dpmeyer Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried Chrome. It shows the whole statement but it won't print.

  • dpmeyer Level 1 (0 points)

    Schubert through Kagi for $69:


    PDF Browser Plugin 2 - Site LicensePDF Browser Plugin 2 for Mac OS X allows your web browser to display PDF documents. The site-license is valid for all computers of a single organization within a 5 miles perimeter.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Try Firefox.

    However,  It's your bank's responsibility to make their site completely compatible with all computers, and all customers.

  • dpmeyer Level 1 (0 points)

    I appreciate your advice. I tried Firefox but the pdf won't even show. I'm going to get mailed statements to solve it. Just didn't want it to be Safari affecting any other pdf's. Your advice points to the bank. I can accept that. Thanks again.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,727 points)

    I've never come across a PDF file on the web that I couldn't either open directly in the browser or save to the hard drive and open in Preview. What bank is this? And is it actually a PDF file, or is it something else?

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    In the Finder, go to the Go menu, hold down option, and select Library. Open Internet Plug-ins. Delete that plugin. Quit your browser and try again.

  • dpmeyer Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to all! Deleting the plugin from Systen Library/Internet plugins worked! Got it now. It wasn't the bank. I had a clean install of Mountain Lion so it must be it. The fix is get rid of the plugin.

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    Good. To be fair to SchubertIT, that is a pretty good plug-in. For a long time it was one of the more reliable ways to see PDFs on a Mac. I even had to use it recently when some bug in the OS prevented Safari from displaying embedded PDFs in a Blackboard. There is a free educational license too. Ideally, it is better to run with the built-in software, but Schubert's software has come in handy.

  • Justan Oldfart Level 2 (320 points)

    Yes the Schubert plugin is very good and free for personal use. From the website: "PDF Browser Plugin 2 is free for not-for-profit activities if used at home or at educational institutions". It is a good on line pdf viewing solution especially for Firefox.

  • kennethpm Level 1 (0 points)

    It is beginning to appear that just about everything that is connected with Adobe (pdf viewer & flash) has been disabled on most macs. I believe this is done on purpose by Apple.


    Similar to what's happening with anything connected with Google.


    Apple continues to try to control the world.


    I don't even have that plug-in listed in my Library, so there's nothing to remove. Using Google Chrome does work, thank goodness.


    I do have to print as .pdf file many bank and financial statements for my non-profit. It is becoming more and more difficult.


    Fortunately, I still have a Windows 7 computer with which to accomplish many of these tasks that Apple is blocking. Are you listening Apple? do you care?

  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)

    What are you talking about?  This is pure, unadulterated BS.  OS X has had built-in PDF support since 10.0.  And Safari has been able to display PDFs natively in the browser since 10.3 or so.


    If you are having issues with PDFs in Safari, I guarantee you that you have installed some plug-in at some point (i.e. Adobe Reader).  You have cruft somewhere that is breaking stuff.  Because the native PDF support with Preview and in Safari opens every PDF I've ever come across, and I do this many times a day, 365 days a year.

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