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Course Reserves: PDF Troubleshooting

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Configuring PDF Viewers in Web Browsers

Is your PDF taking forever to load? Won't load at all? Opens but it has lines all over it?

Take a deep breath and, first, make sure you are running the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Next, know that it's not just you! A number of web browsers have begun using proprietary PDF viewers that have confounded plenty of users. Please see the screen-shot tutorials for adjusting the PDF viewer settings in Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Simply hover your cursor over the tab for this web page and select the browser you are using.

Links to external guides for PDF troubleshooting appear in the box to the left.