Due to security reasons, EBSCO Publishing does not link directly to PDFs. When a request for a PDF is executed, EBSCOhost obtains the PDF through content.asp. Within the Internet Explorer browser, the .asp file is unable to convert to a PDF file.
These suggestions may help you to access PDF files, using Internet Explorer from a Macintosh OS X:
Although the file has been named contentserver.asp, it is actually a PDF file. Rename the file with a .pdf extension. The file will then open in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Use Apple Safari or Netscape Navigator as your Internet browser. The requirement to rename PDF files does not apply, when using these browsers.
Email the file and save the PDF from an email. The above issue appears to occur only when downloading directly from the PDF server.
There is a more efficient method that will accomplish the same result. You can set the Macintosh to automatically open the PDF.
To set up a Macintosh to automatically open a PDF:
1. Download a PDF onto your computer desktop.
2. Select it by clicking on the downloaded file once.
3. Go to File>Get Info.
4. Under Open With select Preview or Acrobat Reader.
5. Click on Change All so that it will always open with Preview or Acrobat automatically, without requiring that the above steps be followed each time.
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