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Dropbox downloading a .PDF as a .PDF.HTML

19/09/2016 10:03#1

Ruthus99

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I am trying to create a word document which contains a hyperlink which users can press in order to download a certain file. The hyperlink works since it is connected to my dropbox download link.

When I click the hyperlink, my default browser opens up and gets directed to dropbox.com, where the download then starts. However the file is saved with the ".pdf.html" file extension, when I try to open this file, it obviously opens in my default browser which can't exactly comprehend it and it turns into jargon, e.g. just lines and lines of:

;øZU9H¨VpTOÓh2)âR'9dJr¸$N’¢„jñð/¸‘qÚwfø 1g¾2ߥ‰ô¾à2uÕSÿb©‹iꪌu¨£ž_¤.õŸóÈ8¹ù‡ßÚäh–›Hxdqœ;.ÒX–jœ²V бVÅDd–^/ÀnŽ™?E£›Ynèÿ‰@™˜"¡Ùõ#(1<£½Àï% ®’¼Æ9éˆB½t‘æ„U–„S³ïy,Šb¼—öÄ¿ Ö®îM,1rO·¦‚É`@mÎl~«Ó]D"w¾ˆËŠÅØâ|†¿A5‚$‰÷/Pü4B%#B óàsÓoBñÖîOó8—Áî×úúîïñY†  °ú7¬ïͨ®•¶m?yµË^¹%maóBÎä1Lúmoj’“ª{6&UŒCïs?IpÒ%   Ñ@Œy,i0Ç|–ô#ðƒãƒÃÑÐ|ÕNLHŽC£0V.Yó@ëD|Fž]¶ºi,›˜Èʕ͕뤮íFδ·ðf³óûLšî…]öü‚ãþ´ñ •ø>>@ÉóË# s ˆ°=ñ¤Ö´‘Èœ i½…æû5×ÛŸ"!)W[o:üw½ìoü¶L©F¨-šŸp•›­\ßPΖ8vÜ:ŒpS3òÔ¸_²%_·£Þ0õDÐ:.Êl¨Ù§¼4¤eÆá>öF(Þ÷Fp¾>é0‚³ÔKy½K>lYùNö%›ewY¸ô—/  [;Åk|¹liªâ¬,ÎbG²Z\Íó}㶌r_’¼úÞ‡ËöÂôÌ;¦ç…´cI¸£ÖrÀ?[wÓý§Ät"öt€Â¥£;aÍÔÆ™b§nK >>qýÑâ&Ö©÷Æcñéyt/éæDiãKÛ-›ÝAU 

Anyway, if I do something as simple as just renaming the file to remove the ".html" filename, the file works perfectly and opens in my PDF reader without problem.

Does anybody know of a reason why the file is being downloaded is being saved in this format? Anyone ever heard of this problem before?

Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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