The latest version of Chrome i.e. Chrome 25 has made some changes to the extensions installed by third party programs. The extract below from an announcement blog post by the Chrome Product Manager summarizes these changes:
“Extensions installed by third party programs using external extension deployment options will be disabled by default. When a third party program installs an extension, the Chrome menu will be badged, and users can click through the Chrome menu to see a dialog containing an option to enable the extension or to remove it from their computer.
In addition, all extensions previously installed using external deployment options will be automatically disabled. Chrome will show a one-time prompt to allow the re-enabling of any of the extensions.”
The Adobe Acrobat Create PDF extension for Chrome falls in this category. So, if you have been using this extension, it would be disabled by the latest Chrome upgrade. If that is the case (which means you have missed the one time prompt that Chrome shows to enable extensions after the upgrade), here is what you need to do to enable this. (Click on an image to enlarge it for more detail.)
- Click “Settings” on the Chrome menu.
- Select “Extensions”. You will see “Adobe Acrobat – Create PDF” listed there. Check the “Enable” box alongside it. This will enable Adobe Acrobat PDF Creation extension on your Chrome browser.
If you are doing a fresh installation of Acrobat, you will see a green badge on Chrome browser menu (after Acrobat installation is completed). You can then click through the Chrome menu to see a dialog containing an option to enable the extension. Select “Enable extension” to enable Adobe Acrobat PDF Creation extension on your Chrome browser.