PDF integration with ease.
A common issue for folks who juggle many different documents at once is keeping track of everything. You need to open PDFs or documents in one application, access a plugin in another, and then switch to yet another application to open a different document. It can really make your head spin.
There are two ways to view PDFs in Chrome:
- The Chrome PDF viewer, which is built into the browser.
- The Adobe Acrobat extension for Google Chrome, which you can easily install.
With the free PDF viewer native to Google Chrome (its default PDF viewer), you can easily view PDF documents from your browser without having to jump to other apps.
If you add the Adobe Acrobat extension for Google Chrome to your browser, you’ll be able to easily convert different file types between PDF and other formats right in your browser so you can move seamlessly between viewing and editing.
The Acrobat extension for Google Chrome supercharges your ability to work with PDFs in the browser with additional advanced settings.
With this extension, you’ll be able to convert PDFs to other formats like JPGs and Microsoft docs, add password protection, add highlights and annotation, reduce file sizes, and use other powerful features. In addition, the ability to sign, complete, and add signatures to forms comes standard, so you’ll never be out of the loop at work or when you need to get an important document out the door.
With this new Chrome extension, you’ll be able to view PDFs and work with PDF tools in your browser, as well as have access to new right-click context menu options for PDFs.
A few tips on Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer.
How to enable the native Chrome PDF viewer.
Reasons to turn off the Chrome PDF viewer.
The most common reasons come down to productivity and functionality. The Chrome PDF viewer doesn’t have as many features as the Acrobat extension for Chrome.
You might want to disable the native viewer to opt into the more full-featured version. In that case, downloading PDFs directly to your device, rather than opening them in a browser first, allows you to work with them directly in Acrobat, accessing all of its many features.