a few of my students have seen this. There are apparently two problems,
and I will include my students' workarounds to both.|
The first is the internal error problem with viewing PDF files from within IE5.0 on Windows.
you are using Internet Explorer 5.0 on Windows, you may get an
"Internal Error" when you open up the PDF files for the lecture notes.
This is a documented bug in Acrobat Reader 4.0 that occurs when you
have more than 1GB free in your temp directory. This fix, provided by
Brian Scammon, is from the Adobe web site:
Enabling the Browser to Use Acrobat as a Helper Application
Acrobat 4.0x Viewers
To configure an Acrobat 4.0x viewer as a helper application:
1. Exit from Internet Explorer or AOL.
2. Start the Acrobat 4.0x viewer.
3. Choose File > Preferences > General.
4. Deselect Web Browser Integration in the Options section and then click OK.
5. Exit from the Acrobat 4.0x viewer.
6. Restart Internet Explorer or AOL.
Note: The next time you select a link to a PDF file in Internet
Explorer, a dialog box will prompt you to specify what to do with the
file. If you select "Open this file from its current location,"
Internet Explorer opens the PDF file in the Acrobat viewer as a helper
application. If you select "Save this file to disk," Internet Explorer
saves the PDF file to your hard disk, from where you can open it later.
For more information about the general preferences in the Acrobat 4.0x
viewer, refer to the Adobe Acrobat 4.0 User Guide or the Adobe
Acrobat-Reader 4.0 User Guide.
Many thanks to Brian Scammon for helping figure out the solution to this annoying problem
The second problem is the "corrupt file" or "incorrect type" problem.
It seems to occur more on Win98SE than anything, but on both IE and AOL.
figured out the problem, well it worked for me anyways, for some reason
when the save as dialogue came up, it was a html file, "welcome.pl",
but if i clicked open from location, another save as dialogue came up
with another html file, "welcomeaction.pl" and again i click open from
location, and then a third dialogue box appeared, this is the one with
the pdf file "all_students_SetX.pdf". I guess from here its optional to
"save as" or "open from location". I'm really not sure why this whole
procedure is.... but at least now you can get the homeworks =).
IE 5.5 w/ Sp1
I have to say I don't completely understand this explanation, and since
I can't recreate the problem I am just reporting what I have been told
and what others have found useful. I also have been told is that you
need to "save it three times and the third time it will work" as a one
sentence summary for how to get around it.
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