Adobe PDFs embedded in the VLE

A fix has been issued for a PDF issue affecting users of specific versions of Adobe Acrobat. Users will have noticed the issue in the VLE where the instructor had set pdf files to NOT open in a new window (now a default in the VLE). ISS have begun patching all cluster machines for the problem.

The issue has been seen in Adobe Reader X 10.1.0 and 10.1.1

You can test the issue at this address:

If affected, the embedded pdf will not display.

Users on non ISS windows desktops which exhibit the problem may be able to apply the same remedy on their own machines by using the ‘Repair Adobe Reader Installation’ option within Adobe Reader:

  • Open Adobe Reader X
  • From the Help menu, Select ‘Repair Adobe Reader Installation’.
  • You will be prompted to close all running Reader applications before the repair  continues.


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