Adobe Reader X

Adobe Reader allows you to view and print PDF documents on your computer. It has an extension (or add-on) that allows you to view PDFs from within your Browser, like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

To install Adobe Reader X, please visit Adobe’s Download Page for Adobe Reader.

The latest version of Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader X) hides the normal toolbars by default. You can still view the PDF, but it may not be clear how to Print or Save.

The image above shows where the new toolbar is located on Adobe Reader X. Simply move your mouse in the general area highlighted on the image, and the toolbar should appear. The highlighted icon that looks like the Adobe logo will restore the toolbar for your existing session only. You can also restore the toolbar by pressing F8 on your keyboard.

This image shows where the setting is to disable Read Mode in Adobe Reader X.

If you dislike the behavior of the new toolbar on Adobe Reader X, it can be changed within the settings.

  1. Open Adobe Reader X from your desktop.
  2. At the top of the program, click Edit.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Preferences.
  4. On the left side of the Preferences window, click Internet.
  5. Un-check the setting that says Display in Read Mode by Default.
  6. Click OK at the bottom of the window, then exit out of Adobe.

The next PDF file that is opened in your Browser should appear with the normal toolbars.  If it does not, then you may need to restart your Browser for the setting to take effect.

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