Opening pdf and word document within browser.

  • It it possible to open downloads (word or pdf) without first saving them to desktop (or other location) Can you open pdf's in the browser? Everytime I click on a pdf, Opera asks me to save it to the desktop.

  • In the Menu, select More Tools, and Enable Developers Tools

    In the Developers Tools submenu, select plugins.

    Enable a plugin for PDF files. I am not aware of a plugin for reading Word documents.

  • OK thanks, but it only gives me the option for adobe reader; how do I add pdf xchange viewer (my pdf reader of choice).

  • Nevermind, I figured it out. The reader automatically installs the plug-in. I re-installed pdf xchange reader, and the plug-in was added to Opera. Just make sure you check the box that allows the plug-in to be added to Opera, Chrome, and FireFox.

  • This didn't work for me. I had to download and reinstall the program, then go in and change the settings listed above and now it works. I also had to shut down the browser first. Amazing. It doesn't ask if you want the plug-in, it doesn't go and get it for you.

    If you're been a long time user you've probably done all these things, but man, if you're new to this you'd dump it in one or two days.

  • I had to download and reinstall the program, then go in and change the settings listed above and now it works. I also had to shut down the browser first. Amazing. It doesn't ask if you want the plug-in, it doesn't go and get it for you.
    I'd like to know how you come to the conclusion that installing a third-party plug-in is the duty of the web browser and not yours...
    Pretty much the whole of the tech world would tell you the things work the other way.

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