PDF Viewer in Google Chrome Browser

Google Chrome has a built-in PDF viewer enabled by default. You can use it to quickly view, zoom, save, print, fill in forms, and find text within PDFs.

  • Open a PDF
    Simply click on the link and and the PDF file will open within the Google Chrome window.
  • Fit and zoom
    When the PDF first opens, four buttons appear in the lower right area of the screen. They will fade after a few seconds, but hovering over that area with your mouse will make the buttons appear again. 

    • fit vertically and fit horizontally: Make the PDF page fit vertically or horizontally in the window.
    • zoom in and zoom out: Zoom in and out on the text.
  • Save the PDF
    Here are a few ways to save your PDF: 

      Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S

    • Right-click the PDF and select Save as.
    • Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar and select Save page as.
  • Print
    Here are a few ways to print your PDF: 

      [advt]Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P

    • Right-click the PDF and select Print.
    • Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar and select Print.
  • Fill in forms
    Any form fields are highlighted in light blue. Click a form field to type. Press Tab to jump to the next field.
  • Search your PDF
    Press Ctrl+F to search the text in your PDF. Matches to your search terms will be highlighted.

Disable the PDF viewer

To disable the built-in viewer, enter about:plugins in the address bar and click Disable underneath the entry for “Chrome PDF Viewer.” The Adobe Reader plug-in will automatically be enabled, if you have it installed.[source]


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