Is there a PDF Link Helper Add-on for Adobe Reader XI?

October 31, 2012 at 07:03:50
Specs: Windows 7
When I upgraded my Reader from 9 to the latest XI, my Explorer began loading PDFs to itself slowing things down and elimiating the Reader features.

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October 31, 2012 at 07:59:23
Open Adobe Reader X

Click Edit >> Preferences
In the "Categories" panel, click Internet
In the grey panel opposite, untick "Display PDF in browser"
Click 'OK'
Close Adobe Reader X

Online PDF files should now open in the full Adobe Reader X application.
You will still have to wait for the PDF file to fully download before it will open, but you will have all the usual Adobe Reader tools & features available when it opens.

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November 6, 2012 at 11:18:36
Thanks Phil. Sorry for the delay in responding!
I've come back to this a couple of times to make sure I'm doing it right and still I'm stuck. I'm on Reader XI not X which may be the difference. The grey panel does not have the tick box you propose. What I do see is a notification that XI is available (on this computer) and a link that says "How to set up your browser to use Adobe products to view PDF documents"
Going there leads to an Adobe Help page saying "When you click a PDF link on a web page, it can open either within the web browser or directly in Acrobat or Reader. Each browser has its own settings to control how PDFs open from a web page. Acrobat XI and Reader XI does not include a preference setting to open web-based PDFs. For more information, see the documentation for your browser to change the display behavior"
Following the Explorer 9 link in that page leads to a page that I am unable to follow to a conclusion :
Thanks for anything you can add to this!!

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