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Chemical Genealogy

Problems with Internal pdf Links

This page has information to help when the internal links in the pdf files are not functional.

For example, if you click the link to Gilbert Newton Lewis on the homepage, you will see a pdf information sheet on Lewis. Under Teacher/Research Advisor, you will see the name Richards, surrounded by a box. Clicking on this box should take you to the information sheet for Theodore Williams Richards. If instead, the browser prompts you to open or save the file, you are opening the files on the desktop, not in the browser.

I have tested Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and Adobe Acrobat or Reader 7.0. When you are viewing a pdf file, the file should open in the browser. That is, you should not be asked the question "Open the file or Save it." For IE6, this preference is not set in the browser by using plugins, but in Adobe Acrobat.

To configure the browser to use Acrobat or Adobe Reader 7.0 to open PDF files using IE6:
  1. Quit Internet Explorer.

  2. Start Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
  3. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  4. Select Internet in the list on the left.
  5. Select Display PDF in Browser, and click OK.
  6. Restart Internet Explorer.