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    Cool PDF Downloads

    Hi,
    Have Ubuntu 10.10 .
    I downloaded some pdf woodworking files which opened in document viewer.No problem.The plans of the furniture were clear as a bell.
    Closed document viewer and downloads file thinking will come back and print later.
    Now when I go to download file from the Firefox browser am unable to open them.
    Is there some part of the PDF missing or is there something to do with the browser?
    Opening the download folder and right clicking on the downloaded file the open and open containing folder are greyed out while the rest of the selections are ok and work when clicked on
    Any Help would be appreciated
    Thanks

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    Re: PDF Downloads

    When you downloaded the files, did you use "Save as...." or "Open with...."?
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    Re: PDF Downloads

    No do not think so.It just downloaded and opened in doc viewer

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    Re: PDF Downloads

    You have to select SAVE AS in the Firefox down loader or if you open it, tell the pdf viewer to Save A Copy.

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    Re: PDF Downloads

    Thanks,Rodney
    So guess that the file in the download cannot be opened now.

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    Re: PDF Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by 2burke View Post
    Thanks,Rodney
    So guess that the file in the download cannot be opened now.
    The file is not actually in the download dialog; that is just a log of what has been downloaded. If you did not save it from document-viewer or choose to save in the box that sometimes appears with the options "Open" or "Save", the file just downloaded to /tmp and then disappeared when you closed the browser page or rebooted.
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    Re: PDF Downloads

    Have had a hunt around and this is what I found in attachments from bug report though a few years old.
    Allso downloaded PDF file andinstalled.Downloaded some PDF files and oppened them no prob.Closed browser and reopened,oppened tools,downloads,then doubbleclick on new PDF file and it oppened.
    All very good but the PDF file is a 14day trial.
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    Re: PDF Downloads

    Many thanks for all your support and suggestions.
    Will have to close nowoff to work.
    Think the PDF people loke to give us a taste and then charge a!!!All the Best
    2burke

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