Google Chrome Opens PDF Files Inline

Google has for long been able to read PDF files using , their browser though did not have the feature to open PDF files inline and unless you used an   to open the PDF files with Google Docs, you would have to download the file to your PC before you could view it.

Google Chrome PDF Inline

However, it looks like the latest dev version of Chrome (6.0.495.0 dev) now supports opening PDF files inline in the browser. This means that you can view any PDF documents you want in your browser without needing to download it. If you do need to download a document, just right click the webpage and click "Save as…" from the available options.

This feature is definitely a good one since users would not have to rely on a offline PDF reader to view files and can do so from within the browser itself. I tested this with several documents, out of the 10 I tested, Google Chrome was able to display all the 10 documents inline.

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  • http://www.hellboundbloggers.com/about/ S.Pradeep Kumar

    Inline PDF support is great. Hope it is implemented very soon. Need to trash those extensions.

  • G.Vago

    It’s a great feature although still missing the vital:
    Bookmarks, page skip and proper print dialogs

  • Marc Roussel

    This is BAD if you want my opinion as I don’t have all the features I need like Seeing in ONE page and all the toolbar is gone which I’m used to. This inline PDF reader is a bad choice. Get rid of it else I return to IE