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Problems Reading Newsletters & .pdf Files

It looks like some of us have experienced trouble reading the newsletters and possibly other .pdf files from the CLRA website. After doing some research I learned that there is a known problem between Microsoft Internet Explorer (the default web browser on a PC) and Adobe Reader or Acrobat. This is the program used to read a .pdf file, like the newsletters. The simplest way to get around this problem is to download the file directly to some folder on your PC and read it from there rather than reading it from within Internet Explorer. The steps to do that are as follows:

  1. Right click on the link for the .pdf document
  2. In the window that pops up, select Save Target As...
  3. In the "Save As" window, specify a destination folder at the "Save in:" line and then click Save
  4. When the document finishes downloading, click Open

The newsletters download without any problems using Safari on an Apple MacBook or iPhone. On a Windows PC, the newsletters also download successfully when using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. If you are a little adventurous, you can download and install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox from these respective links.

If you are really adventurous you can attempt to change the settings for Internet Explorer or Adober Reader to not open .pdf files from within Internet Explorer when simply doing a left click on the document link. This will require some research on your part to make these changes depending on the version of Internet Explorer or Adober Reader that is loaded on your PC. The later versions of these programs appear to have this option removed.