problems viewing EBSCOhost PDF files in Firefox?

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Some users have reported problems this week viewing EBSCOhost PDF files using Firefox. Here is a workaround.

In order to change the default reader for PDF files (to not open PDF files with Firefox’s internal PDF reader), follow these steps:

1. Go to Tools > Options (or Firefox > Options).
2. In the Options window, select the Applications tab.
3. In the Search field, type PDF. You should find Portable Document Format (PDF).
4. On the right hand side you should find an Action column. Use that to select your favorite PDF reader (Adobe Reader, etc.).

This will force Firefox to bypass the PDF reader in the EBSCOhost window and open the PDF in a separate window with Adobe.


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