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PDF file opens a browser - help?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by XXStone, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. XXStone

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    Hello there, I've been trying unsuccessfully to view a PDF file I found somewhere, which only shows blank pages and links me to Amazon upon opening. Now I'm sort of in a desperate situation here, and I'd like to view the contents of this PDF as soon as possible.

    From what I can tell, the individual in a different thread here had the same problem. (Can't post the link since this is a new account) Unfortunately though, it looks like the person who helped him is banned.

    I've tried using every PDF DRM remover program under the sun, including Apprentice Alf's stuff PDF DRM Removal, a hacked Adobe Reader, Ghostscript, and various online converters. Nothing seems to work.

    So, I've had to come here. I don't know if there's anyone out there with expertise on this sort if thing, but if there is, I'd be very grateful for your assistance...
     
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    I'm almost sure PDF's can have executable content in them(eg macros), but I bet most readers would have an option to disable it.
     
  4. XXStone

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    The PDF is named "Modern_Architecture_Since_1900_PDF". Do you have a way?

    bartosimpsonio: Well, if they do, I can't find a way to get past it. All of my searches have gotten me nowhere - Adobe Reader XI and Adobe Digital Editions did not work.
     
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    Well, I MAY be able to use some of the text from the first link to find it somewhere.

    The second set of links is strange... there's a website that lets people borrow PDF files, and have to return them? Once you get the PDF, you'd never go back and return it. There's also a waiting list (which I joined), so if it ever becomes available I'll know.

    And if searching directly for text from the chapter 14 thing doesn't work, then I'll go through findpdf.

    Thanks for the help. I was doubtful of whether Amazon's security could be bypassed, and it looks like it can't, so, this is the final option.
     
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    You are correct, a PDF file can have embedded javascript which can easily be used to open a browser window. We use them to auto print PDFS embedding a bit of javascript to force open the print dialog.