Android Chrome PDF Plugin?

kartvelo

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Hi there,
I'm visiting a website that displays PDFs two ways: some within iframes, and some within object/embed tags. Both versions render just fine on my desktop, but I can't see them on an Android tablet. In the iframe version doesn't appear at all, and the object/embed version shows "this plugin is not supported."
 
How do I get this tablet's browser (Chrome) to display the PDFs? I've checked settings and there's nothing about plugins anywhere that I can see.
 
 
 

saintnick912

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My phone usually just opens the PDFs in QuickOffice (free download from Google).  I'm not sure about ones in iframes, but it has worked well for the ones I've run into.
 

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I have QuickOffice on the tablet, but it doesn't appear to function as a browser plugin.
 

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Now that I think about it, I'm not wedded to the chrome browser. If I can make this happen with, say, dolphin, that's fine too.
 

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Why do you need it to open in the browser and not in a separate app like Quick Office?
 

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The website simultaneously displays multiple documents as well as other content that resides on the site proper. Requiring the user to have multiple windows/apps open would be awkward (which is the whole point behind the site's structure and function), and impossible on an Android/iPad/etc.
 
The site works fine for me in my desktop browser, but I want to be able to use the site while on my Android tablet.
 
It seems that Dolphin is supposed to have a PDF add-on, but everywhere I look for it I hit a dead end.
 

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I've had issues with some sites that might have been doing the same thing on my phone. Using Firefox has allowed me access to these sites. I do not know if this is the same problem, but you might as well give Firefox a shot and see if you can open the pages you are trying to view in it. 
 

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That did it!
 
Firefox does have a PDF viewer plugin. All is well.
 
Thanks!