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Viewing Library Course Reserves Using Safari

Macintosh users may not be able to view Library Course Reserve files using the Safari web browser if Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat has been installed on the computer.  This problem can be fixed by using the built-in PDF previewer in Safari rather than the Adobe plug-in to view PDF files.

Here are instructions for switching from the Adobe plug-in to the built-in Safari plug-in. 

  1. Make sure Safari is closed.
  2. Open Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

     Adobe Icon
  3. Open the Preference menu for Adobe.

    Adobe Preferences

  4. In the Prefereence window, choose the Internet category.

    Adobe Preferences Window

  5. Uncheck both the box marked "Display PDF in browser using:"  and the box marked "Allow fast web view".

    Adobe Recommended Preferences
  6. Click on the OK button to save your changes and then close Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat..
  7. Open Safari, go to Chalk and confirm that you can now view Library Course Reserves.

Still having problems?  Please contact Library Course Reserve.