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View in-browser PDFs in Google Chrome
Authored by: nosugrefneb on Sep 30, '10 08:09:41AM

I use the Docs PDF Chrome Viewer extension, which does essentially the same thing, except that you can also choose to save documents into Google Docs and directly download linked PDFs from a popup menu.

Some of the restrictions stuff you mentioned apply for this as well. Sites like scientific journals that have strict login requirements sometimes don't display properly but can be directly downloaded just fine.



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View in-browser PDFs in Google Chrome
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Sep 30, '10 08:39:55AM

FYI, for anyone who isn't clear on the difference, what the Google Docs viewer does is to redirect any PDF you try to access to the google docs site, where it is loaded in the google docs web-based PDF viewer.

Now, this is what I used to use, but I found that it seems to have trouble with a lot of websites, and would usually fail entirely on larger PDFs not to mention generally being a lot slower to load then the built-in PDF viewer. Your mileage may vary, of course.



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View in-browser PDFs in Google Chrome
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 01, '10 11:36:57AM

Please, this is a wholly different approach and is in no way "essentially the same thing".



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View in-browser PDFs in Google Chrome
Authored by: nosugrefneb on Oct 02, '10 05:30:45PM

In the sense that it displays in-browser PDFs, then yes, it does the same thing, with a few clear differences. No one ever claimed they worked exactly the same way.



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