Re: Getting Adobe Acrobat to Work

Douglas C. DeCamp

The Adobe reader works fine in IE 11 Win 10. The fact that you are getting the message about Open Parent document says the add-on is installed. It can be tricky to get the list of add-ons to display correctly. A base Win10 IE system should have upwards of 20 add-ons.
Ensure Toolbars and extensions radio button is checked.
Filter should be set to all add-ons.
This is the tricky part because after placing this selection in the combo box you must hit the space bar to actually make the selection.
Once this is done a list of about 20 add-ons should appear in the next list. On mine the Adobe add-on is first in the list. It must be set to disable to prevent Adobe from trying to open the document in the IE session and instead calling the external Adobe program.
--hth ---

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2019 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Getting Adobe Acrobat to Work

It appears that there is noAdobe plug in listed on the IE Add-ons Manager, which explains why IE is unable to read PDF documents. In fact, there are no add-ons listed at all.?? Fortunately, Adobe Acrobat seems to work with Chrome and Firefox, so I guess I will have to use one of these browsers to read PDF documents.?? Are there any other PDF readers that work with IE that are JAWS accessible?


On 5/24/2019 8:10 AM, Douglas C. DeCamp wrote:
The Adobe plug-in needs to be disabled in the internet options - add-ons section.
You probably will have to select all add-ons to find the adobe plug-in. Once disabled IE will go ahead and call the external Adobe reader.
---hth ---
-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf
Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:14 PM
To: JAWS Users <>
Subject: [jaws-users] Getting Adobe Acrobat to Work

Using JAWS 2019 with Windows 10, I cannot get Adobe Acrobat to work with IE.?? When I access a PDF document in IE, I get a page with an open parent document button, but when I click on it, nothing happens.?? On the Preferences mdialog, the enable protected mode check box is unchecked.??
What other settings do I need to change to get Acrobat to work with IE???


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