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™

Open With Read&Write for Google Chrome


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

Google Drive Settings

  

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

 Use by default


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


Open with Google Chrome


Open with Google Chrome Mac


 

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, right click on the Texthelp PDF Reader icon to the right of the Chrome address bar



Then from the menu, select Options


In the Options menu tick the Open Web PDFs box

 Open Web PDFs Option

Then click the X to close the screen

PDFs will then open with the Texthelp PDF Reader toolbar

PDF Reader Toolbar