Pretty much everyone who works with PDF files works with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat because of its accessibility and reliability. But how do you make it even easier to download and read PDFs online? You install the extension for it of course! In this guide, we’ll show you how to do just that.
How to Install and Enable the Adobe Acrobat Extension on Chrome
This extension requires either the free version of Adobe Reader, or one of the paid versions, to be installed on your machine for it to work properly. The extension seamlessly integrates Adobe Reader into Chrome to allow you to download and view PDFs easily. Now let’s get started!
Step 1: Install extension
You can go to the Chrome Store here, or you can follow the prompts that will show whenever you start Adobe Reader up after a fresh install or an update to download and install the extension.
Step 2: Enable extension
Once you’ve installed the extension, start your Google Chrome (or restart it if it was already open) and you’ll see a popup window in the top right hand corner of the screen asking whether you want to enable the extension that you just downloaded, click on Enable Extension. This activates the extension and allows you to use it in Chrome.
Step 3: Open Adobe Reader
Now when you open a PDF online, the extension will prompt you to open it in Adobe Reader. You can also set this process to be automatic so that your PDFs will always download and open in Adobe Reader and not in Chrome first.
It All Connects!
Most of the time, we will always seek ways to streamline our work processes to maximize efficiency and Adobe has really tried to address this by giving us Reader, Acrobat and Pro. The PDF format is probably one of the most universally used formats in the world and Adobe have made sure to intrinsically and irrevocably entwine their name with the term “PDF” so that it’s almost impossible to think of one and not the other.