Internet Explorer Do Not Open Pdf In Browser

Posted : admin On 1/21/2022
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Pdf slow to open in browser. Recently, in IE browser, PDFS are slow to open. Blue line shows download has completed, but minutes pass before the PDF opens.

If you end up viewing a blank page when trying to view statements on the HMRC website, follow the steps below to troubleshoot the issue.

4 Steps total

Step 1: Solution 1 - 'Do Not Save Encrypted Pages to Disk'

  • Click the Enable or Disable button (it toggles depending on the status of the selected add-on): Enable sets the Adobe PDF Reader add-on to open PDFs in the browser. Disable turns off the add-on so it does not open PDFs in the browser. Enable or Disable Adobe PDF Reader.
  • Internet Explorer comes with an Adobe Reader add-on that is used to view PDF files in IE. If you disable this add-on in Internet Explorer then PDFs launch in the native Adobe application and the ndOffice integration will be used (if installed).
  • I am unable to open a PDF in the browser. (this was an issue prior to Acrobat 10 but wanted to state what I am using) I have verified that the 'display PDF in browser' is checked. I have also tried adding the website as a trusted site as some people have suggested. Compatibility mode also does not work. None of these options worked.

In Internet Explorer for Windows:

~ Go to Tools> Internet Options> Advanced tab
~ Under Security, ensure the 'Do not save encrypted pages to disk' is checked
~ Click OK


Step 2: Solution 2 - Disable 'View In Browser' Feature

Try disabling the 'View In Browser' or 'Web Browser Integration' feature in your Adobe Reader viewer (for plug-in and standard version). Doing this will force your Adobe Reader to display PDF outside your browser in a separate window.

~ Open Adobe Reader
~ Go to Edit> Preferences> Internet
~ Uncheck 'Display PDF in browser'
~ Click OK
~ Exit Adobe Reader

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Step 3: Solution 3 - Download PDF to Hard Drive

In Internet Explorer for Windows:

~ Right click on the link to the PDF file, and then click Save Target As from the context menu.
~ In the Save As dialog box, specify a name and location for the PDF file, and then click Save.
~ Select the PDF file on the website you saved in Step 2 and click Open. Adobe Reader should open the PDF file inside the browser window.
~ If the PDF doesn't load inside the browser then locate the saved file on the PC and double-click to open in Adobe Reader

Step 4: Solution 4 - Check Security Options

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In Internet Explorer for Windows:

~ Exit Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader
~ Start Internet Explorer
~ Go to Tools> Internet Options> Security
~ Choose the appropriate Web Content Zone for the type of PDF file you're trying to open (for example: Internet or Local Intranet)
~ Click Custom Level to specify the security setting for this zone
~ Select Enable for the options labelled 'Download unsigned ActiveX controls' and 'Initialize and script ActiveX Controls not marked as safe'

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