Answered By: Library Systems Team Last Updated: 31 May, 2017 Views: 51
Chrome users may find PDF content loads inside a frame without downloading. If you encounter an error, "failed to load PDF document", when you click on a “standard access” PDF link in Chrome, then you can fix the problem by disabling the built-in PDF plugin as follows:
- Type or paste chrome://settings/content into address bar
- A pop-up labeled "Content Settings..." will open
- Scroll down to the bottom to "PDF Documents"
- Select or deselect the check box labelled "Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application"
- Select the [Finished button] (see screenshot below)
6. Then try to reload or refresh the content in the browser window or tab. To read ebook content, for example, you should deselect this setting (as shown below) to be able to read the ebook content inside the browser's frame (see screenshot below).
If you are still having trouble displaying content on Chrome try switching to another browser, such as Firefox:
Another workaround would be to select an interactive PDF document, if one is offered, for example at Taylor & Francis Online, so that the PDF loads with an option to download at the top...