Viewing PDF files online
(instead of downloading first)
much faster to browse PDF files online if you don't have to download
them first. If you have a Mac and use Safari, you already know how
handy this can be. Since I only recently learned that the majority of
you out there stuck on Windows can't do this, I went on a hunt to solve
the problem. Here's some tips that might make this possible for
Acrobat products can open
PDF files within the browser only
using Safari on Mac OS 10.3 or later.
Viewing PDF files within the
browser using Internet Explorer for Mac OS X is not supported with
promise that any of
these solutions will work for you, but if you are adventurous, you
might find you like one of these options.
The niftiest solution
appears to be an add-on called "PDF Download 2.1", created by Nitro
This free program enables you to open and view PDF files in Firefox and
Internet Explorer without downloading and saving them. Visit
for links to download and install this program. It works
platform, meaning it's compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux machines
and it's recommended by Mozilla, creators of Firefox.
Other possible options to consider:
To correct the problem for newer Macs, try using Internet Explorer and
try this plugin
The Mac version(Power PC only) of Firefox, should do the same with this
from Google Code. It seems fussy to install and get to work.
PC users should be able to add the same feature to Firefox using this Firefox plugin
PC/Internet Explorer users may find help at the Microsoft website