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F-4j user guide is locked

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Purchased the F-4 j yesterday. The PDFs user guide seems to require a password to open it. I can read it if I open it from an active download from Milviz, but again, not if I save it. No problem with the NATOPS document. How can I resolve this? Thanks!

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Hi Kat,

This also does not work for the F-4J product - however it does for the F4-e product. The message popup  I first get is something like " (product pdf) is secured and cannot be opened without providing the correct password". When i have to close this box, another one pops up that says almost the same " **** pdf is secured and requires a correct password or private key to be opened". I tried my order number but nothing works. I suppose I can use the user guide for the "E" version along with my NATOPS copy for learning purposes.  Thanks , Bill

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Hi Bill,

 

That is really odd. I tried the same links and they work perfectly. I can open them in a browser or I can download them, then open them with no problem. I tried this with two different machines with the same result. Are you using Adobe Reader?

 

best wishes - Kat

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No, I am using "Nitro" which has been working pretty well. I did all you said with your F-4 E links and everything is good. Just not the F-4 J. I can at least read the guide on line. I will try to see if I have this issue on an Adobe machine. Not a great fan of Adobe as it is bloated and always seems to be in my face with "updates". Thanks for all your help Kat. I will get registered on the official support forum if I don't get sorted. Love the F-4 as well as your T-38, F-86 and Cessna 310. Looking ahead to more good stuff!

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I can confirm the need to enter a password for F4S&J_UG_rev_1.pdf when using the PDF viewers "evince" and "okular", MD_F-4S&J.pdf opens fine. Probably some encryption where Adobe Reader "knows" the password.

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Another data point... I downloaded to an Android device and opened the document with the Adobe Reader app without issue, but with UB Reader, I was prompted for a password. Hmm... (Oops.. Edited the above because I was looking at the Flight Manual rather than the User Guide)

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Intrigued, I was poking at the pdf a bit. I think the issue is that the author put restrictions on the document so that it could not be opened unless you have Adobe Reader X (or equivalent plugin) or newer. Anything earlier seems to give errors. I could not, for instance open it with Photoshop or Acrobat 8.1. But Adobe Reader X, Chrome and Firefox plugs, no problem. Hope that helps.

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You're welcome. I presume you've acquired/used a suitable reader and succeeded in opening the UG. Enjoy the F-4! :smile:

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