Can I use the PDF Reader with Classroom



PDFs can be opened with the Texthelp PDF Reader through Google Classroom currently with PDFs that have either been shared or assigned.


PDFs that have been shared through the Classroom folder

Students will receive an email notification that a file has been shared with them.

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Click Open and the PDF will open in Preview

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Once in Preview students can then choose to Open with Read&Write for Google Chrome™, save to Google Drive, or Download the PDF

  • Open with Read&Write for Google Chrome™ will open in the the Texthelp PDF Reader
  • If saved to Google Drive, or downloaded, follow the instructions here to open with the Texthelp PDF Reader


PDFs that have been assigned through Classroom


If PDFs are attached to a Classroom assignment

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Students click the link to open the PDF

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The PDF will open in Preview but there will be no option to Open with Read&Write for Google Chrome™

In this case, students can click the settings icon on the right side of the Preview screen and choose Open in a new window

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The PDF will then open in Preview with the option to Open with Read&Write for Google Chrome™, save to Google Drive, or Download the PDF

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  • Open with Read&Write for Google Chrome™ will open in the the Texthelp PDF Reader
  • If saved to Google Drive, or downloaded, follow the instructions here to open with the Texthelp PDF Reader