PDFs are not detected or opened

Browsealoud can read PDF documents, if you launch the Browsealoud Toolbar and click on the PDF link on the website, you will receive the following message:


Browsealoud PDF window



If you do not receive this message it may be due to the PDF link not ending in “.pdf ”, Browsealoud can only pick up to check if the link ends in .pdf before the ? (querystring) part of the url.

Browsealoud will also pick up PDFs if the link is marked with type="application/pdf" e.g <a href="/media/file.php" type="application/pdf">

Click on the F12 button on your keyboard, the Web Developer Tool will appear as below, click on the small arrow key highlighted in the top left hand corner of the screen.


Web Developer window


If you can now hover your mouse over the PDF link on the page, you will see if the link ends in the prefix  .PDF in the Web Developer Window.