[pdftex] pdf file not displaying properly in browser

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 20 09:40:36 CET 2001

At 11:58 PM 3/19/01 +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>> "Bob" == rhowlett  <rhowlett at mail.usyd.edu.au> writes:
>    > Binary.
>    > I now believe that the phenomenon is this: when I first click on
>    > the link to the pdf file, the data is transmitted OK and the
>    > acrobat reader plug-in starts but the page remains blank. If I
>    > now click the browser's "back" button and then the "forward"
>    > button then the pdf file comes up OK on the screen. I usually
>    > use Netscape but on one occasion IE did something similar.
>    > The strange thing is that I've been making and posting these pdf
>    > files for years and never had this particular behaviour before
>    > (as far as I can remember). All that has changed is the version
>    > of pdftex and the version of the browser.
>I had some problems with acroread when the page cache was activated.
>It's some time ago and I don't remember what kind of problem it was.
>But disabling the page cache in the File->Preferences->General helped.
>Maybe it's worth a try.
In many cases it will; never use the page cache unless you know that the
doc works. 

Another troublesome area is the initialization of widgets (fields,
javascripts); this differs per viewer cq. version (it really makes a
difference if fields are declared befors the js interpreter starts or the
reverse; in this respect acrobat is a mess). 

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