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Viewing PDFs using Google Chrome Browser


You can set your GOOGLE settings to either view a PDF in a separate window or saving it to the downloads folder on your device.

 STEP 1: To change how Google Chrome treats PDF files in the browser, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Google Chrome browser.
  • Click the three dots icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  • On the Settings window, under Privacy and security, click the Site Settings option.
  • Scroll down the Site Settings screen to find and click the PDF documents option under Additional content settings.
  • Next to Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome, click the toggle switch to set to Off position. Chrome downloads a PDF when the toggle switch is set to On and displays a PDF in the browser when set to Off.

STEP 2: If STEP 1 does not allow you to view PDFs as instructed under Site Settings, you may need to add a PDF Viewer plug in. It’s simple to download. The PDF Viewer uses HTML5 to display PDF files directly in the browser.

Go to the GOOGLE Chrome Web store at Find extension called PDF Viewer.  Download extensions auto install on your Chrome browser.  When you select a PDF, the document will open automatically in a new window.

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