Sometimes when the Acrobat Reader MSIE plugin loads a PDF
file MSIE will announce "Done" but the screen remains
blank. This problem seems to be a browser problem and not
an Acrobat problem. This does seem to be a problem specific
to MSIE. Mozilla Firefox does not seem to have the same issue.
Browser addins designed to block malicious web-site content
may also prevent PDF files from displaying properly, regardless
of the browser being used.
simple"solution" is to right-click on the link to the PDF
and choose "Save target as" (MSIE) or "Save link as "(Firefox)
to download the PDF files you are interested in and then view
them later by using Acrobat as an application rather than
as a plug-in.
"permanent solution" is to disconnect the Acrobat
Reader plugin and to configure your browser to run Acrobat
Reader as a helper application rather than as a plugin. To
do this in Acrobat Reader v7 first shutdown Internet Explorer.
Then start up Acrobat reader and from the menu bar select
Preferences / Internet
uncheck "Display PDF in browser". Acrobat will then
reconfigure itself and may ask for a system reboot. Afterwards,
the first time you select a PDF file in MSIE you will encounter
a dialog box. In the dialog box select "Open this file
from its current location," and check "Don't ask
me again for files of this type" (or whatever the exact
wording is). Next time you access a PDF file in MSIE it will
be displayed in a separate Window without any nuisance dialog