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10.3. Adobe Acrobat Please wait... error

Last updated: Wed Sep 2022 12:39 PM (EDT)

You attempt to open a PDF file and get the following error:

Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document. 

This error occurs when you try to open some PDF files in a web browser instead of using a dedicated PDF reader (Adobe Acrobat).

Try this to correct the error:

1. Right-click the PDF, choose Open With > Choose default program or another app in.

2. Choose Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Adobe Acrobat 2017 in the list of programs, and then select Always use this app to open .pdf files.


You should now be able to read your PDF in Adobe Acrobat or Reader and avoid this problem in the future. 

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