Downloadable PDF-PHP File Issues

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  1. AZMacAir macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    Scottsdale AZ
    Hi all - long time lurker, first time poster (and I did use he Search function and read the Stickies before posting this).

    My company allows me to use my MBA for work but our IT support is almost non existent. I frequently need to generate .PDF files which are downloaded in whatever browser I'm using. Mostly FireFox & Safari.

    When my companies website generates the form(s), I get a pop up box with links to click that allow me to download and print the forms. In a Windows environment, they open up as PDF's in a new tab in the browser. On my MAC I get the following:


    which is a: php File
    from (link to my company)

    What should Firefox do with this file?

    Open With... Choose
    Save File

    I don't have anything on my MAC that seems to allow me to open this pdf / php file.

    The save option spits out the following error: "generate_contract_pdf.php" is a script application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it?

    Clicking yes opens a window in the TextEditor which is basically the info that would populate the required fields on the contract - but not actually the pdf contract.

    Any help on this would be hugely appreciated! My MBA has revolutionized how I work on the road and interface with clients.

    I think the key is the PDF - PHP relationship, but I'm not a software tech guy...

    Thanks in advance

  2. AZMacAir thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    Scottsdale AZ
    Ok - I figured out it was stemming from a login issue when the new browser window opened. Using Firefox but default browser window that was opening was Safari - on which I wasn't logged in.

    Now if only I could cure the "Saving A PDF File When Printing Is Not Supported" issue.

    Doing more searching & reading...

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