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  • Open report without asking Open or Save

    Our reports used to open up, but since moving to 8.1, it opens the frame of the report, and at the bottom of the screen it asks if we want to open or save the report. After selecting open, the report opens in another window, so now after closing the report, we have to close the other frame that that first opened up.
    There may ne another reason besides the 8.1, but it seems like it all began at that same time.
    I want to open the report, and if the user wants, they can save the report.

  • #2
    Re: Open report without asking Open or Save

    This is still driving me crazy. Can't figure out how to stop it.
    Here are two screenshots showing that a window, that the report used to open up inside, opens but the message below it asks if I want to open or save. If I say open, the report opens in another window and when I close it, the first window is still open with my default message "Loading data..."
    I have to manually close that window. It did not do this before the update.

    The first image shows the window open and the message at the bottom. Image 2 shows the window still there after closing the report.



    Users are getting as frustrated as we are. Appreciate any help.


    • #3
      Re: Open report without asking Open or Save

      If you use your app on a machine with win 8 or 7 this doesn't happen? Have you tried a different browser to see if the behavior is different? I wonder if it's a browser setting. I'm still running on Win 7 (I see no compelling reason to upgrade) and don't have this issue of double windows on any browser I use. Something else you may want to try: In your Web Projects Control Panel click Project Properties, in the Run-time Properties scroll down and open PDF Printing Options. Select the XPS printer and convert to PDF options and then publish your A5_application.a5i file. I don't know if switching to this printer will help any but it's worth a shot. Lastly, maybe uninstall your app server completely and then reinstall. These are things I'd be trying if I was having these problems.
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
      Independent Developer & Consultant


      • #4
        Re: Open report without asking Open or Save

        Thank you Mike. Sometimes I amaze myself on how many Duh! moments I can have in a single day. I didn't think about trying it on chrome or Firefox. It must be an Internet Explorer issue. It works the way I want in Chrome. Apparently it is a broad issue with many people trying to find the solution since it affects any pdf file opened online. So far none of the "try this" solutions found online has resolved it. It is the biggest issue in IE 11. If I ever do get it figured out, I will post the solution on here.


        • #5
          Re: Open report without asking Open or Save

          I wonder if there is an Adobe Reader update that would fix this. You may want to try that.
          Mike Brown - Contact Me
          Programmatic Technologies, LLC

          Independent Developer & Consultant


          • #6
            Re: Open report without asking Open or Save

            I ran the update/fix option, and then reinstalled it. Didn't fix it.
            I have the full version of Adobe 9.0, and I reinstalled that too.

            I also double checked all the file associations in IE.
            Don't know what to tell the customers when they call except to use Chrome.