Trouble with exported OEP projects

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Aleksandar Katanovic 11/04/2006 08:09 am
I have noticed that pdf-pages cannot be displayed in an exported project, i.e. if you click on a link that points to a pdf-page then it would not display the page. It seems that exportation does not convert properly pdf-links.
Oleg Chernavin 11/06/2006 04:20 am
This happens because MS Internet Explorer's security settings do not allow ActiveX objects (and some files, like PDFs) to be executed from your hard disk. There are two relatively easy ways to
overcome this - to export to an EXE file or to use another browser - FireFox or Opera.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Aleksandar Katanovic 11/14/2006 01:18 am

Could I change those Internet Explorer security settings so that Active X objects are allowed to be executed from my hard disk? Is it not strange that it is possible to open pdf-files from the unexported location, but not from the exported location if the cause for the problem is indeed the Internet Explorer's security settings? Both unexported location and exported location are in my hard disk.

Best regards,
Alex


> This happens because MS Internet Explorer's security settings do not allow ActiveX objects (and some files, like PDFs) to be executed from your hard disk. There are two relatively easy ways to
> overcome this - to export to an EXE file or to use another browser - FireFox or Opera.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff
Oleg Chernavin 11/14/2006 02:40 am
As far as I know, no other user was able to change MS IE settings to allow that. Browsing offline with Offline Explorer is simplier because it includes internal HTTP server, which emulates online environment and MS IE doesn't treat it as a direct hard disk access.

Oleg.
Aleksandar Katanovic 11/15/2006 04:23 pm
The problem is that Offline Explorer neither can open exported pdf-pages. If you click on some link pointing to a pdf-page then nothing happens. It has the same kind of behaviour as MS Internet Explorer. So, I do not think it has with security settings. If it has then it is strange that both browsers can open pdf-links in original downloaded location (unexported one). I think that Offline Explorer only convert links pointing to html-pages, but not to pdf or other kinds of pages such as Word-documents. I hope that in the next update/ugrade the problem is solved.

It is possible to configure security settings in MS IExplorer so that you can run pages from your hard disk. Go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/ and look for Security section where you have the option "to allow active content to run in files on My Computer."

> As far as I know, no other user was able to change MS IE settings to allow that. Browsing offline with Offline Explorer is simplier because it includes internal HTTP server, which emulates online environment and MS IE doesn't treat it as a direct hard disk access.
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 11/16/2006 04:25 am
As far as I know, the links are correct. You can use another browser - FireFox or Opera to view the exported site and the links to PDFs will be viewable.

Oleg.
Aleksandar Katanovic 11/16/2006 03:23 pm
Hi!

Thanks for your help. Links in Exported Location are working without problem in Firefox and Opera, but not so in Internet Explorer and Offline Explorer.

Well, I just have to use Opera or Firefox:-)

Alex


> As far as I know, the links are correct. You can use another browser - FireFox or Opera to view the exported site and the links to PDFs will be viewable.
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 11/17/2006 02:05 am
Well, we have no other choice.

Oleg.