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Set Chrome to Download PDF



By default, most downloaded PDF files open in the Internet browser currently in use, usually in a new window or tab. You can set up the browser to automatically download PDF files, rather than open in a new tab. The instructions below are for the Chrome browser.



When signed into Chrome:

1. Open the more menu in the upper rights.

2. Navigate down and select Settings. Screen_Shot_2020-02-26_at_8.02.09_AM.png
3. Select Privacy and Security on the left menu. Screen_Shot_2020-02-26_at_8.58.46_AM.png
4. Select Site Settings. Screen_Shot_2020-02-26_at_8.02.55_AM.jpg
5. Select PDF documents. Screen_Shot_2020-02-26_at_8.03.53_AM.jpg
6. Turn on "Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome". The button should turn blue. Screen_Shot_2020-02-26_at_8.04.05_AM.jpg
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