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Pushing Out Default Settings For The PDF Reader Extension

This article will walk you through changing the default settings for our PDF Reader. The three settings are Open Web PDFs, Enable Classroom Integration, and Open Classroom PDFs Directly

*Enable Classroom Integration will prompt users to allow permissions to Classroom when they first open a PDF with the Texthelp PDF Reader* 

*Pushing these settings out will only affect users who haven't made any changes to the options*

  • Login to the Google Admin Console with your G Suite for Education domain administrator account.

  • Select Devices from the main console.

Google Admin Console Device management

  • Select Chrome management from the menu under Device Settings

Google Admin Console Chrome management

  • In Chrome Management select Apps & extensions

Google Admin Console Chrome management App Management

  • Navigate to the appropriate OU and locate and select Texthelp PDF Reader.

Texthelp PDF Reader allow install

  • On the right side of that page you will be able to add a policy for that extension. 

Google Admin Console User Settings

  • Paste the following text in that location. For any setting you would like turned off, change “true” to “false”.


    "EnableClassroom": {

        "Value": true


       "classroomOpenWith": {

        "Value": true


       "defaultOpenWebPagePDF": {

        "Value": true



  • It should look like this

JSON file withing the admin console

  • Click Save

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