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Configure Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader can be configured to open either within the web browser window or in a separate Acrobat Reader window when you click on a link to a pdf file in the browser. Some people find it easier to work within a separate window. To configure Acrobat Reader to open in a separate window, do the following steps. Note that this may or may not work depending on the version of Acrobat you have, your web browser, and your operating system.
When Acrobat Reader is configured to open in a window separate from the web browser, if you plan to view several files using it, it is faster to open Acrobat Reader first, before opening the files from the browser. If you don't already have Acrobat Reader open, the web browser will open it for each pdf file you view, and close it when you close the file, which adds extra time each time you open a document.
- Open Acrobat Reader.
- At the top left hand side of the Acrobat Reader window, click on "Edit."
- Select "Preferences->General" from the menu.
- Click on "Options" for Acrobat 5.0 or "Internet" for Acrobat 6.0 on the left side of the new window which opens.
- At the top of the page under "Web Browser Options", turn off the check mark for "Display PDF in Browser."