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  1. moveright

    moveright Well-Known Member
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    ok, just got a droid 2 yesterday. AWESOME device.

    Question though, I can open pdf files that are attached to emails however, if I am browsing a website and there is a pdf file hyperlinked, when I click on the link it says it is downloading for a second then, nothing happens. so I click the down arrow in the notification bar and it always says "download unsuccessful".

    what gives? How can I view pdf files which are linked in web pages? I would prefer to be able to view them without downloading them and opening.
     

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  2. smshroff

    smshroff New Member
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    I have the same problem opening PDF Files on my android browser. Just wondering if you were able to resolve the problem.
     
  3. jvinsepa

    jvinsepa New Member
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    I have the same problem - has there been a fix yet?
     
  4. garne2t

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    Same problem here. I noticed it only happens on certain websites. Some websites work others don't. I also have sat next to a friend who brought up a pdf on his iPhone on a site that didn't work for my Samsung Droid Charge. Frustrating!
     
  5. You need a PDF reader. There are several free and paid apps to do the job. I use EzPDF Reader
     
  6. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member
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    If you have Adobe Reader app (or any of the other several) it should open from email or browser. It should also open if you're signed into Google Docs.
     
  7. garne2t

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  8. No problem here with these particular links, using Opera browser and EzPDF reader.
     
  9. ItalianHunk

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    Works fine on mine. I'm using the stock browser and adobe reader which I think came with my phone. Not sure.
     
  10. garne2t

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    Thanks for your replies. Anyone on the Samsung Droid Charge that can see if this works for them? I tried both the native browser and the Dolphin browser. My phone comes with ThinkFree Office (which contains a pdf reader). I also tried the Adobe Reader app. Neither work.

    The website again is http://stats.liahl.org/display-schedule.php?team=788&season=19&tlev=0&tseq=0&leag ue=1 and click on one of the "scoresheet" links (a pdf document link). Nothing happens for me. Thanks.
     
  11. lklancher

    lklancher New Member
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    I just got my HTC Inspire - created a PDF, gave it to my web guy to to upload into our web site - created a QR Code for the PDF.... My phone scans it - and finds the URL, but then it will not open or download the file...just get a blank screen. Tried it on a Android Atrix and a Droid - none of them work....yet you can email the link to gmail and click on it and it downloads and works at that point... seriously perplexed and frustrated..thoughts.... waiting for a friend to IPhone it....
     
  12. bittersw33et

    bittersw33et New Member
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    I was having the same problem on my Samsung galaxy s 2 when I figured out how to open PDF links in the browser. You just need a PDF reader and I used adobe. I went to my browser with link to pdf, pressed on the link until a menu of options popped up, press on save link. Once it finished I pulled the notifications tab down and pressed on the file and I opened it with adobe. You can also open it with quickoffice. Hope it works!
     
  13. Steve_CD

    Steve_CD New Member
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    Install Firefox for Android and Adobe Reader. Firefox should pass the PDF directly to Reader without you having to launch the download yourself. Works for me on Samsung Galaxy 2 with 4.0.3.
     

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