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UPDATE: April 24, 2015
In the latest version of Chrome, NPAPI plugins (whatever that means) are not enabled by default. These have been deemed “experimental” and you need to explicitly enable them. Adobe Acrobat or Reader browser plugins use the NPAPI to invoke the browser plugin.
The instructions below have been updated to incorporate these steps.
Note that this will enable all NPAPI plugins. As Google has deemed it experimental, review your list of plugins, and disable the ones you don’t need.
Around December 2010 I noticed that Google Chrome, in it’s latest update (version 8.0.552.215), slipped in an integrated PDF viewer. So your PDF files are not rendered in the browser using the Adobe plug-ins. So if you’re wondering, for example, why 3D models won’t render, or embedded SWFs are not playing, you should revert to the good old Adobe PDF plug-in.
If you want to revert to the good old Adobe plugins, here’s what you do:
- In the Chrome address bar, type: chrome://flags.
- Search for “NPAPI” and enable it.
- Relaunch Chrome.
- In the Chrome address bar, type chrome://plugins
- Disable Chrome PDF Viewer.
- Enable the Adobe Acrobat/ Adobe Reader plugin.
Easy as Pie :-)
Did you know that you can work with PDF files on Microsoft Sharepoint repositories from within Acrobat/Reader X? You can avoid the cumbersome process of browsing to the PDF and using the web interface. Acrobat/Reader now have built-in support for working on PDF files in SharePoint repositories.
You’re all set if you have the latest version Acrobat or Reader. But before you can do that, your SharePoint administrator needs to enable this functionality on the server configuration. If they have not done it alreday, send them an email or file an IT request:
Subject: Enable Acrobat/Reader- Sharepoint integration
With Adobe’s latest release, it is possible to work on PDF files hosted on Sharepoint directly using Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader. For the clients computers, no special setup is required.
On the server side, however, a small change is required. The following link explains the details: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/869/cpsid_86901.html
Could you please configure the server so that we can all benefit from this feature.
As soon as the server is updated, you’re all set!
Working with PDF file on SharePoint
- On the SharePoint portal, select the PDF file and choose EDIT from the drop-down menu. The file will open in Acrobat/Reader
- Open/Save PDF files in SharePoint repositories from within the Acrobat Open/Save dialog boxes.
- Additional menu in Acrobat/Reader: File > Sharepoint
Learn More and get productive
Adobe announced the next generation of your favorite software.
Some New Acrobat X Features
- Automate multi-step tasks with new Actions Wizard and easily share them with coworkers and collaborators.
- PDF Portfolios using new layouts, visual themes and color palettes.
- Microsoft SharePoint integration. Check-in, check-out PDF files for reviewing and editing shared documents, using both Acrobat and the free Reader X.
- Updated User Interface to organize the most used tools in one place
New in Adobe Reader X
- Comment with Sticky Notes and Highlighter tools available to all users.
- Protected Mode to for secure experience.
See what PDF Portfolios, guided Actions, and SharePoint integration can do for you.