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    Downloading (IE6 SP2)

    I've just uploaded to my website a very heavy file www.theway.org.uk/CampionHallNewsletter.pdf--as a way of sending it to a printer to print off.
    When I try that link in Internet Explorer, it tries to open the file straightaway, it can't, and it hangs.
    What do I have to do, either to IE or to the uploaded file, for it not to try and open such files straightaway, but instead just to download them onto a folder on the hard drive? I'd be grateful for any insights on this.

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    Re: Downloading (IE6 SP2)

    In whichever of Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, or Adobe Reader you have installed check Edit | Preferences | Internet and make sure that 'Display PDF in browser' in unchecked. The location of 'Preferences' may vary with product and version.

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    Re: Downloading (IE6 SP2)

    Start Windows Explorer.
    Select Tools | Folder Options...
    Activate the File Types tab.
    Locate and select the PDF file type.
    Click Advanced (if you have Windows XP) or Edit (older Windows versions)
    Tick the "Confirm open after download" check box.
    Close the dialogs.

    Added: better see joeperez' reply below.

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