[Web4lib] Problem with PDF in IE 8 for Ebsco databases

Kozlowski,Brendon bkozlowski at sals.edu
Fri Sep 3 17:09:45 EDT 2010

I tested it with an article from Primary Search on "Safe Coughing". The inline frame seemed to load the PDF just fine. It seems as though there's some JavaScript going on behind the scenes to render the dimensions of the page, so if it errors it might not display correctly.
I am running Win7 x64 with IE8 (32-bit version) and Adobe Acrobat 8/Reader 9.
Brendon Kozlowski
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Saratoga Springs Public Library
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From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org on behalf of Wilfred Drew
Sent: Fri 9/3/2010 1:39 PM
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Subject: [Web4lib] Problem with PDF in IE 8 for Ebsco databases

We are seeing a consistent problem with PDF display in IE 8 for Ebsco databases.  In the framed display of the PDF, only a small portion is visible of the PDF, top 5 to 9 lines of a page.  The frame window is too small.  It is not a problem in other browsers or other versions of IE. Luckily, our public stations have IE 7.  Anyone else see this?
Downloading of the PDF is okay because it opens in a full IE 8 browser window with adobe reader in it.  I just reported this to Ebsco.

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