Setting PDF Reader as Default
If you open a PDF and it doesn’t open with the Texthelp PDF Reader, a setting needs to be changed in Google Drive to set it as the default option
- Click the Settings gear in Google Drive under your profile image
- In the Settings menu go to Settings
- In Settings go to Manage Apps, then scroll down to Texthelp PDF Reader and tick Use by default
Note: If you do not want the Texthelp PDF Reader to be the default, you can still use it with any PDF. In Google Drive right click on the PDF file name and choose Open with and then select Read&Write for Google Chrome™.
PDFs Won’t Open After Installing the Texthelp PDF Reader
If PDFs won’t open after installing the Texthelp PDF Reader please check the following:
In the Chrome Omnibox (address bar) check on the right end to see if the Chrome pop-up blocker is enabled:
When you first open a PDF the message below will appear briefly
Followed by a notification that a pop-up was blocked
To allow pop-ups for the Texthelp PDF Reader, click the pop-up warning icon and select Always allow pop-ups from https://pdf.texthelp.com
You can then refresh the page (F5) or click the refresh button to the left of the address bar
If you see the screen below and nothing happens with you click Google Sign In
The permissions window Chrome requires is open in a new tab and may be behind the screen your PDF is open with. Check your open tabls to locate the permissions screen.
Click Allow to grant access
PDFs Don't Open from Web Pages
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.
PDFs will then open with the Texthelp PDF Reader toolbar