I have a lecture which is a PDF file, where the audio is embedded in the slides. Why can't I open it?
Some lectures are set up using an Adobe presentation and you may have trouble accessing/opening them.
There are several things to try in this case:
1. Use Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. While Google Chrome is fine for most things, it seems to be incompatible with these PDF lecture files. Safari in a MAC computer should also be fine. Do not use Internet Explorer. If you do not have Firefox, download it here
2. Upgrade to the latest Adobe Reader: click here to download that.
3. Ensure that you have the latest Adobe Flash. If you cannot see the audio of the lecture, which is usually on the second page of the file, you do not have Flash. Download here.
4. Once you are sure you have the latest versions, as above:
- download the file and save to your computer
- close it
- then do a right mouse click to select: Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Ensure you do this way or the file most likely won't open fully, or with a blank page only.
Hopefully this will help and you will be able to open the lecture files.
If you are still having problems please contact Digital Learning and Innovations team via a Student Helpdesk ticket.