PDF viewer

Google Chrome has a built-in PDF viewer enabled by default. When you click a PDF link on the web, the file opens directly in your browser window. The following controls are available in the lower-right area of the browser window:

PDF buttons
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See additional tips on viewing your PDF document

  • Save the PDF
    In addition to clicking the Save button, you can save your PDF in the following ways:
    • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S.
    • Right-click the PDF and select Save as.
    • Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Save page as.
  • Print your PDF
    In addition to clicking the Print button you can print your PDF in the following ways:
    • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P.
    • Right-click the PDF and select Print.
    • Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Print.
  • Fill in forms
    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 chrome: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.

If you don't see the control buttons, move your cursor to the lower-right corner of the browser window to activate the buttons.