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Getting Started With OrbitDoc

How to install OrbitDoc

To install OrbitDoc go to orbit.texthelp.com

This will prompt you to sign in with Google or Microsoft and ask you to  allow permissions.

Screenshot of a sign in window with two options, sign in with Google or sign in with Microsoft

Screenshot of a permission window for Orbitdoc

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OrbitDoc!

How to open up a PDF in Drive

Go to your Google Drive and double click on the PDF to open it in Drive’s preview window. At the top of the page click on Open with ⏷ and select OrbitDoc

Open with dropdown menu showing options to open a PDF and OrbitDoc is one of those options

You can also open up a Drive PDF from the OrbitDoc dashboard. 

Click on “Open PDF from Google Drive”.

Open PDF from Google Drive button on the OrbitDoc dashboard

A file picker window will pop up and you can select the PDF you would like to open.

File picker popup window showing PDFs in your Google Drive that you can select

How to open PDFs in OneDrive

You will first need to install the lightweight extension from the dashboard. To install the extension, go to the OrbitDoc dashboard and under Resources click on Install Extension.

Screenshot of a button in the orbitdoc dashboard that installs the companion extension

A new tab will appear asking you to Add to Chrome.

How to open a local PDF in OrbitDoc

You can drag PDFs from your file explorer into the OrbitDoc dashboard. 

Gif showing how to drag a file from file explorer to the orditdoc dashboard section that says

Additional Functionality

We have a lightweight extension that you can install that will allow you to open web PDFs in OrbitDoc and integrate into Google Classroom and Schoology. 

To install the extension, go to the OrbitDoc dashboard and under Resources click on Install Extension.

Screenshot of a button in the orbitdoc dashboard that installs the companion extension

A new tab will appear asking you to Add to Chrome.

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