PDFs: Browsers Verses Download

We get a lot of requests from patrons to make our PDFs (especially book lists) viewable inside browsers, e.g., chrome, firefox etc. It’s immediate gratification, but we are discovering that sometimes PDFs don’t always print the way you want them to. The original may have an orientation that is landscape instead of portrait, or for whatever reason only three-quarters of the page prints. As a work-around we’ve been downloading document to the desktop or when asked to open them in Adobe Acrobat. Always use Adobe’s or your browser’s icons to print and download – nothing but grief comes to those who try printing a PDF by selecting  File > Print.

pdf's in a browser

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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