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How can I view PDFs in the browser on my Mac?

Adobe, the PDF reader software, does not offer an in-browser plugin for Mac. Mac users who use Firefox or Safari can download the Schubert|it PDF Browser Plugin to view PDFs in their browsers. This will allow you to view PDFs from EBSCO databases, Pubget, and various other publishers in your browser without having to download the file.

The first time you attempt to open a PDF after you've downloaded and installed the Schubert|it plugin, a box may appear requesting your license number. Select Educational Use Only.

If you are still unable to view PDFs in your browser after you've installed the plugin, make sure the plugin is enabled. In Firefox:
  • Go to the Tools menu
  • Click on Add-ons
  • Select Plugins
  • Make sure PDF Browser Plugin is enabled

PDF Browser Plugin

Note for Chrome users: You do not need to download the Schubert|it plugin. Chrome already has a PDF in-browser plugin. If you download the Schubert|it plugin for use with another browser, it will not affect your ability to read PDFs in Chrome.

If you still have trouble viewing PDFs in-browser on your Mac after you download the Schubert|it plugin, please Ask a Librarian.

Last modified on April 2, 2013@ 1:02 PM by Randy