Open Adobe Reader in Google Chrome Browser

Google Chrome users

By default, Google Chrome should open a PDF in the browser and not save the PDF in the download folder to be opened by a PDF editor such as Adobe Reader. To change how Google Chrome treats PDF files in the browser follow the steps below.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the Menu icon (mobile-chrome-menu-icon.jpg) in the top-right corner of the Window.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings window and click Advanced.
  5. In the Privacy and security section, click Content Settings.
  6. Scroll down and click the PDF documents option.
  7. Change the "Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome" option from the on position (blue) to the off position (grey).
  8. Close the Settings tab and now any PDF should be opened in Chrome instead of being downloaded.

Tip: If you do want PDFs to be downloaded instead of opened in Chrome, you can follow these steps and turn on the "Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome" option.

To enable the ability for Chrome to open and display PDF files in the Chrome browser window, follow the steps above and in step 5, uncheck the box for the Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application option.

firefoxlogo.jpgMozilla Firefox users

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click the menu firefox-menu-icon.jpg button and select Options.
  3. Within the Options window, click Applications
  4. Under the Content Type column, select the Portable Document Format (PDF) option.
  5. In the Action column, click the down arrow on the right-hand side of the box.
  6. In the drop-down menu that appears, select your new default PDF reading program.

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