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Is it possible to have pdfs open automatically upon download? Seems to me this used to happen but not any more. I hate having to hunt for the pdf i just downloaded and saved in some sub-sub-folder. i want it to open automatically. Any way to do that? thanks!...

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    Default open PDF automatically after downloading--possible?

    Is it possible to have pdfs open automatically upon download? Seems to me this used to happen but not any more. I hate having to hunt for the pdf i just downloaded and saved in some sub-sub-folder. i want it to open automatically. Any way to do that?

    thanks!
    Scarlett_Freund@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: open PDF automatically after downloading--possible?

    It works on PC Platform. But everyone and his , brother, sister, and cousins he it worth a passion. Anyone one that does it. Just does so to impress people. Or companies That think all their customers or turnips and don't know how to open anything for themselves. Thank goodness it has never worked on a Mac.

    Most people would like to break an arm or leg of the person coding for Microsoft that created this ability.

    Do your people you want to send items to on a CD/DVD. Don't try it. Give them the feeling they have some intelligence left.
    pjonesCET@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: open PDF automatically after downloading--possible?

    If you use Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5), then the default is to download to the Downloads folder (which is located in your Home folder > Downloads). Also by default, it is located on the right side of the Dock, and when you finish downloading the file will jump up from the Dock to remind you that it's there. Could it be easier than that?
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: open PDF automatically after downloading--possible?

    Thanks, but that didn't help me actually. After downloading, the Download window closes automatically and the PDF is not available in the Dock. If that's all it was, I wouldn't be posting a question here.

    For anyone with the same issue: the answer is in the browser. Upon downloading PDFs, Firefox was set up by default to save rather than to open them. I changed the setting, and bingo! -- now PDFs open automatically.

    I couldn't figure this out because I kept trying to find a setting in Acrobat but the place to fix this is in your browser. Same thing if you want to do the reverse. If you want PDFs NOT to open automatically, change the setting in your browser.

    Scarlett
    Scarlett_Freund@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: open PDF automatically after downloading--possible?

    And I'm using Safari, not Firefox, which defaults to saving to the Downloads folder.
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: open PDF automatically after downloading--possible?

    Tools / Options / Applications
    Look for 'Adobe Acrobat Doent' - pick from the list 'Use Acrobat Reader (default)'.
    Done in 20 sec.
    mnicula Guest

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