Using IE9, and yes the pdf file is locaed in my images folder. I have been able to add a pdf file in the past, but that was with Vista, and IE7. I checked the file download (enable) in IE tools, and also just downloaded the latest Adbove Reader. Same result?
This is my entry: <p>I always look forward to receiving <a href="images/PelicanNov.pdf"> The Pelican Pouch...</a></p>
I am still stymied by this "your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" and at my wits end. Since the majority of my visitors use IE I need to come up with a solution. Hoping someone had this problem before and found an answer....
I have not uploaded the PDF file yet, but I can view it using Firefox. NOT IE. The majority of my visitors us IE. I was able to post PDF easily when I had Vista and IE7. I have fooled with IE till I am blue in the face and I cannot understand why FF works and IE does not, and yes I know I can use Firefox but that doesn't help anyone viewing that uses IE. There has to be an answer to this...
Okay the pdfs now open when clicking on the site. They do not however open i IE when testing (prior to uploading). Is this typical? I know I uploaded pdfs before and was able to verify before uploading the actual file.
I will take your word for it..... My older PC (with Vista and IE7) allowed me to do open pdfs, verify before uploading, etc.. I am tempted to give the new one away and go back to the older model. Thanks for your help.
One easy fix that should get you out of the browser issue is to open up that PDF in Photoshop, save it as an image and link to the image on your page. Heck, you could even save the image as a low-resolution GIF (it's probably black and white, text document?) which would load quickly. Just an idea to prevent the "brain pain" that comes with trying to make IE and FF agree.