.pdf files opening in browser.

JamesNoBonds Posts: 22 Forumite
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edited 22 February at 9:36PM in Techie Stuff

Hopefully this is a simple thing. But I need to download a .pdf file from a website (to fill in and save then send via email), but when I downloaded it it opened in a browser and then when I tried saving it saved with the browser (*Microsoft Edge) icon.

Is there any quick fix for this? Or if I send it in this format to the intended recipient will the software at their end be able to open the .pdf again? Or do I have to sort this at my end?


*As a side note Microsoft edge isn't even my default browser. 


  • Spies
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    its only showing as edge icon because thats your default pdf viewer, the recipient will have no issues opening the filled in file.
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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,900 Forumite
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    *As a side note Microsoft edge isn't even my default browser. 

    Doesn't need to be.
    All modern browsers can open PDF files.

    Right-click on the PDF you want to save and then "Save As" or "Save Target As" depending on the browser you're using now to save it.
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