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    Junior Member shiningpixel's Avatar
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    The 'resume' link on this site normally displays the pdf file with acrobat reader. Using - <a href="LeeMarrsResume.pdf"...

    http://www.leemarrs.com

    Some users receive a dialog box to download instead and don't see the file on screen (client feedback - I haven't seen this myself).

    Is this something to do with their settings, version, system, ISP, etc? or can I force acrobat reader to show the file?

    I'll appreciate any advice on this.

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    WDF Staff Wired's Avatar
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    That's their settings, not yours. They need to update to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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    Junior Member shiningpixel's Avatar
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    thanks, wired, that's a relief

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    The best thing you can do in this instance is let them know what software they require. If they get a dialog box telling them to download the file, then they need Acrobat Reader. There are links on Adobe's website that you can use so that people can download it. Just make sure to tell them that it is a free and safe download.

    You may also want to look at providing other alternatives since a lot of people still can't open PDFs. Word docs, plain text, and even HTML pages may work as other ways of displaying your stuff.
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    Also some people (like me for example) don't like PDFs very much, especially when surfing the web.

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    PDf is a great format, because you know it will look the same regardless of what PC you're on. It does have its uses.
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    Yeah I agree with you on that aspect but I just find it so cumbersome to use compared with a web browser or WP.


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