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Old 04-12-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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help taxes are almost due!!!!


I used hrblock.com to prepare my taxes this year. Everything is good...accepted blah blah blah. But i need to print a form to get my refund. It tells me that I don't have acrobat reader installed when in fact I do. I'm using gentoo so I emerged acroread. It automatically copied the plugin link into my plugin folder which was nice. I sim linked acroread to my path. I tested it by typing acroread from the cl and the program started just fine. I'm using phoenix. ANy ideas or is hrblock so stupid that I need to borrow someones windows box?
 
Old 04-12-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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Isn't there some way H&R Block can give you a hard copy of the form? What do they do for people who don't have computers?

Is this a form you need to fill out before printing, or just download and print as-is? GhostView (gv from the command line, if you have it installed) will view/print pdf files also, though I don't think it lets you enter stuff into them...
 
Old 04-13-2003, 12:04 AM   #3
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I have ghost view installed too. The problem is, the website doesn't recognize it. I just have to print out a form, sign it, and send it in. If I can get the website to realize everything is okay, then I'm set.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 02:00 AM   #4
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f I can get the website to realize everything is okay, then I'm set.
Is the problem obtaining the form from the web site? If so and the browser on your system doesn't automatically fire up acroread, you can download the file to disk and run acroread afterward. If you're using Mozilla, I'd try right clicking on the link to the form and ``Save link target as...''. I'm sure other browsers have a similar capability.

Hope this helps...
 
Old 04-13-2003, 08:39 AM   #5
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That's a good idea...but that isn't an option in phoenix...maybe I'll emerge mozilla and see if it works there.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 12:22 PM   #6
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In Phoenix, you can right-click a link and hit "Save Link As..." to save a document to disk. And if the link doesn't actually lead to the document itself, doesn't Phoenix pop up a window saying "What do you want to do with this unknown PDF file?"
 
Old 04-13-2003, 05:18 PM   #7
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It should...but hrblock.com doesn't even give me an option to save a document...i just get this default message that says i need acroread. It's .asp and everything is done in a popup window. In konqueror, nothing shows up at all.
 
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It should...but hrblock.com doesn't even give me an option to save a document...i just get this default message that says i need acroread. It's .asp and everything is done in a popup window. In konqueror, nothing shows up at all.
Ah... poor web accessibility design strikes again. I'm afraid I don't know what to tell you then. Find a Windows box, I guess, and complain loudly to H&R Block
 
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Ah... poor web accessibility design strikes again. ... Find a Windows box, I guess, and complain loudly to H&R Block
And remind them that there are other places where you could be taking your tax preparation business. :-)
 
  


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