Tag: gmail

Gmail users can view PDF attachments in Google Chrome

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Google has announced that Gmail users can now view their PDF attachments using Google Chrome’s built-in viewer. The new feature will allow users to view PDF attachments online without needing to download the attachments.

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Gmail adds a PDF viewer

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As of December 12, everyone’s (OK, well, my) favorite web-based email client has officially added fast PDF viewing to its bag of tricks. This functionality is not entirely new, of course. As Google Software Engineer, Marc Miller’s official blog post notes, the PDF viewer in question was already available as part of Google Docs. Nevertheless, its integration into Gmail was both a nifty addition and a natural evolution of the technology.

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Unauthorized access to secure PDF content: Everywhere you look?

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Is PDF living up to Adobe’s one-time claim of being ‘Everywhere you look’? At first glance, it looks as though that statement may be truer than was originally intended, thanks to the 500-pound gorilla of Internet search. The most public ‘private’ beta this writer has ever encountered — Google’s ‘Gmail’ email service — offers a ‘View as HTML’ function that may circumvent usage restrictions on some PDF documents.

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