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Old Mar 8, 2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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How do I change the default pdf reader in safari from preview to acrobat?

I'm trying to change the default program that opens PDF files in safari from preview to Adobe acrobat reader. I'm trying to do this because I prepare taxes and preview doesn't seem to fill in fields properly on forms such as

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf.

In Adobe reader->Preferences->internet Display PDF in browser using Adobe Reader (9.3.1) is checked and beyond this I'm not sure what to do to change from preview to reader. Any help or suggestions is appreciated. Thank you
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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"Get Info" (Command + I) on a PDF and scroll down to "Open With." Choose Adobe and click "Change All."

oh, never mind. You want it in Safari. reading >> me.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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See if this helps?

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/333/333545.html
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 03:51 PM   #4
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I did look at

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/333/333545.html

but the AdobePDFViewer.plugin does seem to be installed to the Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder properly but safari still uses preview as default .
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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I did look at

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/333/333545.html

but the AdobePDFViewer.plugin does seem to be installed to the Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder properly but safari still uses preview as default .
I believe you have to open Reader and then go into preferences. There's a check box in there to make reader the default browser pdf viewer. Or at least there used to be.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 06:39 PM   #6
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I did look at

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/333/333545.html

but the AdobePDFViewer.plugin does seem to be installed to the Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder properly but safari still uses preview as default .
As I understood those directions, it's not enough to just have it in the plugins folder. Adobe changes some settings somewhere, also. That's why it walks you through that (laborious) uninstall/install process. Not sure if there's an easier way or not.
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Old Mar 9, 2010, 10:57 PM   #7
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I have already tried the uninstall/install process outlined in the

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/333/333545.html

and unless I'm missing something it doesn't seem to change anything.

As far as the check box to make reader the default browser goes, the only one i know of is the i mentioned in my original post located at Adobe reader->Preferences->internet and it is checked.

Thanks all for the replies to my post.
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 04:47 AM   #8
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Why bother, Adobe Reader's plugin is slow and unresponsive and when it does finally load the text in the "Search Document" is not as complete as Preview.
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 04:57 AM   #9
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compile an applescript droplet

compile this applescript as an application droplet and drag and drop all your .pdf files on it.

on run
tell me to display dialog "Please don't click on me." & return & "I'm an AppleScript droplet." & return & "Only drag and drop PDF files on me." buttons {"OK"}
default button 1 cancel button "OK" with icon stop
end run

property fileType : "PDF "
property creatorType : "CARO"
on open (theList)
tell application "Finder"
repeat with theItem in theList
set file type of theItem to fileType
set creator type of theItem to creatorType
end repeat
end tell
end open
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