PS Administration - Browser: How to set up your browser to use Adobe Acrobat as your PDF Viewer

How to set up your browser to use Adobe Acrobat as your PDF Viewer

Adobe Acrobat: The software uses Adobe Acrobat's free PDF reader for viewing and printing PDF files. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed, you’ll want to be sure to download and install Adobe Reader X (where X=current version), which can be downloaded for free from Adobe's Web Site

To learn how to set up Adobe as your Default PDF Viewer click here.

Click the link below to learn how to update your browser to work with Adobe Acrobat.  

 

    Google Chrome

    Microsoft Edge

   Microsoft Internet Explorer

    Mozilla Firefox

     Safari


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Google Chrome and Using Adobe Acrobat

Unless you install the Acrobat Reader Chrome Extension when you first install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Chrome uses its own System Viewer to display PDF type files. This will not pose a problem unless you want to save your file to your hard drive as a PDF. If you have not marked the box to install the Acrobat Reader Chrome Extension, to ensure Chrome displays your ParishSOFT Forms, Checks, and PDF Reports on the screen for you to review and then  to print, set up your Chrome Browser as follows:

  • Launch Chrome and click on the 3 dotted menu option  on the top right hand corner of the browser.
  • Click on Advanced then on the Content settings option. Search for 'PDF' or scroll down to find it.
  • Click on PDF documents. Recommended: have the option to Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome turned off. If you view them in Chrome, they will display with the Chrome System Viewer and not in Adobe. 

If you want to save your file as a PDF, it may be possible if your system has the following option:

When you choose the print icon, in the Destination section (where your printer is likely selected), click the Change button. If you have the option to Save as PDF, you may choose this option. If you do not have this option, you must use one of the other browsers to save your report as a PDF.

If you use Adobe Acrobat DC to display and print your checks, PDF reports, or Forms, you must mark the option to Print Actual Size to ensure proper alignment.


 

  Edge and the Adobe Acrobat plug-in

You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to print Checks or PDF reports. Here is a link for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. 

If Adobe PDF browser add-on is already enabled, you may have a different issue which may be addressed on the Adobe Acrobat Troubleshooting page for viewing PDF files on the web.

The new Edge browser will not have any support for ActiveX plug-ins. Therefore, the Acrobat/Reader plug-in won't work with Edge. For more information, see Change in support for Acrobat and Reader plug-ins in modern web browsers.

Use Internet Explorer 11 to open PDFs. To enable the Acrobat/Reader plug-in in Internet Explorer, see the steps in the IE section.

If you use Adobe Acrobat DC to display and print your checks, PDF reports, or Forms, you must mark the option to Print Actual Size to ensure proper alignment.


 

   Microsoft Internet Explorer and Using Adobe Acrobat

You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to print Checks or PDF reports. Here is a link for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  

Once you have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader, it may be to your benefit to set Adobe as your default PDF reader. To set Adobe as your Default PDF reader, find a PDF documenton your local drive and right-click. Select Open With, then select Choose default program. When the list of PDF Readers displays, select Adobe Reader.

The following instructions walk you through how to Enable the Adobe PDF browser add-on (Internet Explorer 8 and later). If Adobe PDF browser add-on is already enabled and you are still unable to see your checks or PDF reports, you may have a different issue which may be addressed on the Adobe Acrobat Troubleshooting page for viewing PDF files on the web.

  1. In Internet Explorer, choose Tools  > Manage Add-ons.
  2. Under Add-on Types, select Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. In the Show menu, choose All add-ons.
  4. In the list of add-ons, select Adobe PDF Reader
  5. Click the Enable button
    • Enable sets the Adobe PDF Reader add-on to open PDFs in the browser
    • Disable turns off the add-on so it does not open PDFs in the browser

Since browsers are frequently updated, if the above instructions are not pertinent to your version of Internet Explorer, click the following link to find updated instructions. How to enable the Adobe PDF Reader browser add-on.

If you use Adobe Acrobat DC to display and print your checks, PDF reports, or Forms, you must mark the option to Print Actual Size to ensure proper alignment.

 


 

 

    Mozilla Firefox and Using Adobe Acrobat

You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to print Checks or PDF reports from Firefox. Here is a link for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  

After Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is installed, set up Firefox to open PDF files in Adobe Reader. Click the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner of your Firefox browser.

1. Click the option for General and Scroll down to find Applications.

2. In the Search window, type the word Portable.

3. If anything except Use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is in the Action Column, click the down-arrow to the right of Portable Document Format (PDF) and select Use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC as shown in the screen print below. Click Save Changes.

If you use Adobe Acrobat DC to display and print your checks, PDF reports, or Forms, you must mark the option to Print Actual Size to ensure proper alignment.


 

 

     Safari and Using Adobe Acrobat

You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to print Checks or PDF reports. Here is a link for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 

If you use Adobe Acrobat DC to display and print your checks, PDF reports, or Forms, you must mark the option to Print Actual Size to ensure proper alignment.

 

How to set up Adobe as your default PDF viewer

Once you have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, you must ensure your PDF files will always open using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To do this,

  • Find a PDF file on your hard drive
  • Right Click on the file
  • Select the option which says: Open With
  • Choose Adobe Acrobat Reader DC


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