Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Problems opening PDFs? No need to Please Wait...

There is an easy way you can bypass the Please wait... page when attempting to view a PDF.

Just right-click to save as and open with Acrobat Reader. Sorry Mac OS users, it probably won't work with Preview. 

If you are using Internet Explorer, the PDF will most likely appear.

Need assistance? Just contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu or 651-696-6525.

How to get beyond Please wait…

Mac OS and Chrome

  1. Right click.
  2. Select Save As…
  3. Download PDF.
  4. Open using Acrobat Reader (Preview is not supported).


Mac OS and Firefox

  1. Locate the Open With Different Viewer button, on the top right and click it.
  2. Opening Student_Employment_Performance_Appraisal.pdf page appears.
  3. Select Open with Adobe Reader.
  4. Click OK.

Mac OS and Safari

  1. Right click.
  2. Select Open with Adobe Reader.app.
  3. Wait a moment for Reader to launch the form.


Windows 7 and Chrome

  1. Right click.
  2. Select Save as…
  3. Downloads and opens with Acrobat Reader.

Windows 7 and Firefox

  1. Click Open With Different Viewer.
  2. Opening filename.pdf window appears.
  3. What should Firefox do with this file? Open with: select Adobe Reader.
  4. Click OK.


Windows 7 and Internet Explorer

The form opens in IE without any issues. The Please wait… page does not appear.

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