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Two Ways to Save PDF Files from Google Chrome

We know that Google Chrome can save PDF files directly, but have you ever encountered such situation: Sometimes you open a page in Google Chrome and you can select "save page as..." from the drop-down menu successfully but sometimes it doesn't work. Or after you perform the saving action, only to find the saved PDF files are broken? Maybe most of you have come across this problems, right? So today we write this article to show you two ways to save PDF files from Google Chrome in details. You can choose one of them to start saving PDF files from Google Chrome easily.

Actually Google Chrome has a built-in PDF viewer and a PDF printer, which enable you to save PDF in Chrome with two or three clicks. But here please be attention that if the Chrome you're using is the latest one or any version that after Chrome version 12.0, then you can directly save PDF by right-clicking on the PDF and selecting the "Save as"or "Print"option. And then you can follow the prompts to save the PDF file.

Method 1. Save PDF Files from Google Chrome via Chrome PDF Viewer

The built-in PDF Viewer is the default settings for saving PDF files from Google Chrome directly. You just need to open the PDF files in your browser window with the PDF Viewer. Then you could see controls including the Save icon, are available in the lower-right area of the browser window. Click the Save icon to save the PDF from Chrome.

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If you still can't found the "Save as", then you need to disable the PDF Viewer and revert to Adobe Reader. You can enter "about: plugins" (without the quotes) in the address bar in Chrome to see how to do that in details. In the list of plug-in, you can disable the PDF Viewer and enable the Adobe Reader, then you can save PDF files successfully.

Method 2. Save PDF Files from Google Chrome by Applying the Print Option

It is also very simple to save PDF files by applying the Print option. You only need to click the PDF link to open PDF files in Chrome and then right-click on the PDF to reveal the Print command. Then in the pop-up window, just select Print to PDF and then click Print. That's it!

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That's the two ways for saving PDF files from Google Chrome. Which one do you like? We hope this article will solve your problem about how to save PDF files from Google Chrome. After you saved the PDF files, maybe you'll want to convert PDF to ePub for iPad or convert PDF files to Office or other formats. If you want to have a better reading experience, you can use a PDF to ePub Converter to convert the PDF files to ePub format easily.

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