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I also find that Edge's presentation of mathematics is better
than that in Acrobat. Far from perfect, but it at least seems to
accurately represent most symbols, whereas, in my experience,
Acrobat will just substitute alphabetic characters for a lot of
mathematical or technical symbols.
On 15/04/2020 11:55, Ron Canazzi wrote:
I agree with you. The rendering of PDF files from my bank for
example, is much better than the latest version of Acrobat
Reader. for once thing, for some reason, every time I load a file
directly into Acrobat Reader, I get a blank page with a title
'reader view.' This is rather new--only beginning with an update
of Acrobat Reader some time in 2019, but to dismiss this, pressing
escape or control + F4 does not work. You have to alt + tab away
from the program and then alt + tab back to it and then press
escape. Then you get the 'processing, please wait, percentage and
then finally the document loads. After that, the rendering is
seldom as clean and structured as in the new Edge browser.
On 4/14/2020 4:58 PM, Sascha Cowley
via groups.io wrote:
Personally, the only reason I use Edge is to read PDFs. I
find that, almost all of the time, the way it interprets them
is much better than Acrobat. If you can suggest a better
alternative, I'd love to hear about it!
On 15/04/2020 02:06, Brian Vogel
For anyone who
is of the same opinion I am, and cannot stand dealing with
PDFs within browser windows anyway, it is possible to make any
browser open them using the system PDF reader you have
installed on your system and set as the default. I never like
dealing with PDFs except in a dedicated PDF Editor or reader.
Browsers (Chrome, Brave, New Edge, etc.) Open PDFs in
Your System Reader
- Ensure that the PDF Reader of your
choosing is installed on your computer. Also make sure
that it is what is set to handle files with the PDF
extension (which it generally is already).
- Activate the Menu button
(ALT+F), then choose Settings.
- What you do now will vary slightly
based on the browser.
- For Chrome and Brave, in the Privacy
and Security pane, select Site
Settings. For Brave you will have to
activate the Additional Settings
button before the Privacy and Security
pane item becomes visible and accessible.
- For Edge, simply choose the Site
- Scroll down and select “PDF
- You are now at the toggle that you
need to switch to ON. How it’s labeled varies slightly
among the browsers:
- Chrome: Download PDF files
instead of opening them automatically in Chrome
- Edge: Always open PDF files
- Brave: Download PDF files
instead of automatically opening them in Brave
At this point close out of
settings to save the changes you’ve made
Now when a PDF file is triggered,
it will download via your browser just like any other file.
If you have things set up to go to your Downloads folder,
that’s where it will be placed. If you have the browser set
up to ask you where to save it, you’ll get the save dialog.
Once the download is finished, the typical status comes up
on the bottom of the screen indicating it’s complete, and
giving you options of what to do if you activate the button
for that file. If you select the downloaded PDF file at the
bottom of the window, then choose Open,
then the file will open in a separate Reader window. If you
also activate the “Always open files of this type”
option from then on any PDF file will not only automatically
download, but automatically open in the PDF Reader you have
set as the default one on your system.
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
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