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Why do the bottom half of my hebrewbooks PDFs not display?

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Recently, the PDFs from Hebrewbooks do not display correctly on my PC. Initially, I can read an entire page, but after a couple of clicks back and forth, the same pages display a white, blank bottom half. My PDF reader is up to date and this does not happen with any other PDFs. Does anyone know what my problem is and how I can fix it?

asked Jul 15, 2012 by YDK (170 points)
What browser are you using?
@hebrewbooks-yakov, I am using chrome, which turned out to be the problem as it disabled my adobe and enabled it's own reader.  My problem has been recent, so I don't know if chrome just rolled out their reader, or updated it in a way which has trouble reading hebrewbooks code.  Either way, I reversed the selected reader and no longer have this problem.

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answered Jul 15, 2012 by hebrewbooks-yakov (18,690 points)
selected Jul 15, 2012 by YDK
I was just about to link that as well.  Thank you.
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Google Chrome's built-in PDF viewer can make opening PDFs super quick. Unfortunately, you don't have access to all of the same tools you can use in apps like Adobe Reader. So how can you choose to download or open PDFs in standalone apps rather than the browser window? It's a quick fix if you follow these steps:


Step 1: Open Chrome and type "about:plugins" into the omnibox at the top.

Step 2: Scroll down and find Chrome PDF Viewer.

Step 3: Click the "Disable" link to prevent PDFs from loading within Chrome.


(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma)


That's it! Now you can choose to download or open PDFs with the standalone reader you have installed on your PC. And if you ever change your mind, the option will be in the same place with an "Enable" link to bring it back.

answered May 28, 2013 by dcbell18 (180 points)
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