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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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Google Chrome gets its own slick PDF viewer

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A lot of people dislike the experience of viewing a PDF in a web browser. A common complaint is that users are typically in for a long wait, because a separate desktop application needs to be launched and embedded within the browser before the PDF can be displayed. Google Chrome’s new native PDF viewer offers a neat solution to this issue, according to Planet PDF’s Rowan Hanna.

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Google’s Chrome now with integrated PDF viewer

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Google announced that they have added an integrated PDF viewer to the Chrome beta channel. This would allow users to open PDF documents in the browser without any need for additional software or any plug-ins.

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Adobe releases patch for Reader and Acrobat

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Adobe has released out-of-cycle security updates for its Reader and Acrobat software, including a version of the recently released Flash patch adjusted for Reader’s embedded Flash. The patch addresses vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker through malicious code within PDF files.

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Google trials an integrated PDF viewer for Chrome

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Given recent security hassles at Adobe, Google’s decision to integrate a native PDF reader within Chrome 6 is big news. Google says it’s designed to be foolproof, since users who wish only to view PDF don’t need to download an add-on. Moreover, updates will be made to the PDF reader without user prompting.

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Cool Tool: PDFSearch .edu sites

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The developers at Filedigg offer a free Google Chrome extension tool. The program enables users to search PDF files and eBooks from .edu university websites.

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New feature allows users to Quick View” PDFs in Google searches”

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As keen-eyed Google users may have noticed, a new ‘Quick View’ link has been added to about half of the PDF links now displaying in Google search results.

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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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Google to index scanned PDF documents

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Google has implemented technology that will allow it to index the full text of scanned PDF documents. In the past, such documents were rarely indexed at all.

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This week in PDF: Google Docs adds limited PDF support

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This week in PDF has seen Google add PDF functionality to its online document service and a pair of Adobe-related announcements, including an update to its LiveCycle enterprise solution and the inclusion of licensed preflight technology in Acrobat 9 Professional.

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