Elsevier have informed us that there may be
problems opening PDF files from ScienceDirect using the latest
browsers with the Adobe X plugin. They currently only support
Internet Explorer up to version 7. This may cause problems using
ScienceDirect on University PCs running Windows 7.
Their technical team is aware of this, and have promised to
address this issue in the coming weeks. Unfortunately they have not
been able to give us a definite timescale for this work.
In the meantime they suggest the following workaround:
- Right click on the PDF link of the article you require and
select "Save Target As"
- Save the file to your documents
- Open the file directly from your documents
This will load this article in the "offline" version, instead of
the "online/browser" version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.