Well isn't that all very suspicious. This time I tried a different file to
download and it worked. It appears that the first two files listed are not
PDFs even though my PC thought that they were. The 3rd and 4th files say PDF
and they downloaded fine. Weird eh?
BTW I was searching on Katamatite and the first 4 files are Acts regarding
the Dookie-Katamatite Tramway. Perhaps someone could try the first two at
their leisure and see if they have any success.
On 15 September 2010 14:44, David Langley <espee8800@...> wrote:
I too am running Firefox with XP but only SP2. The same thing used to
happen in W2K. It seems to me that it maybe Adobe Acrobat that is causing
the problem and I do have a copy of Acrobat Reader 9 which surely should be
OK. Oh well back to the drawing board.
On 15 September 2010 14:05, Frank Stamford <frank.stamford@...>wrote:
The difficulty is that it is hard to diagnose a problem in someone
else's computer when that computer is remote.
My feeling is that there probably is some problem in the settings or
software on your computer, but I have no idea what it might be. You
have not mentioned what web browser you are using.
I have just tried the site in question, and it worked for me, in both
Firefox (my preferred web browser) and Internet Explorer. My PC is
now somewhat geriatric (its five years old!) running MS Windows XP
with Service Pack 3.
One thing that I did find unusual in the way the site worked, is that
the pdf opened in a new window inside the existing web page. I do not
remember seeing this on any other website.
It is unfortunate that so far no one else on this Yahoo Group seems
to have encountered the problem that you have, so no one has
experience in how to fix it.
At 12:00 PM 15/09/2010, you wrote:
10 days have passed and I have been using a newly loaded PC with XP Proand
it still doesn't work. I keep getting a message that says "file doesn'tsaying
begin with %PDF" so I doubt that it is my PC - 2 different programmes and
two different PCs. Nothing happens after that. Unfortunately a reply
that it works for you is unhelpful in trying to get it to work for me.wrote:
Perhaps no-one else uses it here and thus no helpful reply.
On 10 September 2010 17:40, Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...<eoliver%40iprimus.com.au>>
David Langley wrote:
I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not
I don't have any problems accessing it either with firefox at home or
with IE and chrome at work. It is a highly reputable and reliable
While looking for railway information on the web, I found the
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