How do I open a PDF with the Texthelp PDF Reader

There are three ways to open PDFs with the Texthelp PDF Reader:

  • Use Open with in Google Drive
  • Open PDFs from web pages
  • Open from your hard drive


Open With Texthelp PDF Reader

To open a PDF from Google Drive, right-click on a PDF and choose Open with and choose Read&Write for Google Chrome™

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Set Texthelp PDF Reader to open PDFs by default

To set the Texthelp PDF Reader as the default app to open files in Google Drive check the following:

  1.  Click the Settings gear in Google Drive under your profile image
  2. Go to Settings

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  1. Under Manage Apps, scroll down to Texthelp PDF Reader and tick Use by default

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Open PDFs from web pages

To open a PDF from the web, just click the link to the PDF and it will automatically open in the Texthelp PDF Reader.

(Note: The Texthelp PDF Reader must be set to be used by default as shown in the above step: Set Texthelp PDF Reader to open PDFs by default)


Open PDFs from Files

You can also open a PDF from a local drive (i.e. on your Desktop, File Explorer or Finder) by right-clicking on the PDF and choosing Open with > Google Chrome


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Allow Access to File URLs

You can also drag a PDF from File Explorer or Finder onto a new tab in Chrome. Note that for this to work, you need to go your Extensions page (type chrome://extensions in the address bar in Chrome), find Texthelp PDF Reader and check the box that says Allow access to file URLs.


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PDFs will then open with the Texthelp PDF Reader toolbar


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