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Acrobat Reader 5 Problem

post #1 of 4
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I'm ready to pull my hair out!!

When I click a link to read a PDF online, I keep getting the following error message:

[quote]An internal error occurred<hr></blockquote>

and

[quote]An error occured while attempting to load the plugin PDF Viewer<hr></blockquote>

This is on a fresh, newly installed system, on my PowerBook 550. I had this problem before, but it's still happening right after reinstalling everything!!

Any ideas on what I can do, short of throwing the goddamned thing into a wall?
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[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>I'm ready to pull my hair out!!

When I click a link to read a PDF online, I keep getting the following error message:



This is on a fresh, newly installed system, on my PowerBook 550. I had this problem before, but it's still happening right after reinstalling everything!!

Any ideas on what I can do, short of throwing the goddamned thing into a wall?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 is garbage. I have gone back to 4 because I was getting the same problems. Also it's twice as big as 4 and even after I had 5 work it still kept freezing and crashing.

Solution? Go back and delete ALL of 5 and reinstall it. Make sure the plugin is copied into your browsers' plugins folders.

Or just get a version 4 and deal with it.

PDF files are great...but the reader sucks.
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post #3 of 4
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I've tried this on a couple of machines now, and for some reason the default Adobe Reader 5 installation always screws up on me. I delete everything, download the installer from Adobe, and everything works fine.

Frickin weird.
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You never mentioned if you were running X or 9, but if you are running X, use Preview to view pdf files. It is far superior to the bloatware Acrobat Reader 5.

If you are running 9, I agree with Artman, use Acrobat Reader 4 unless you need the new features like the form completion stuff.

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