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I am reading my PDF files using Chrome.

Now the problem is that whenever I close that Chrome tab and reopen it again, the PDF file scroll up to page 1.

In some text-based pdfs, this is annoying but not much of a problem (since I can ctrl-f and jump)

But in the pdfs that do not have text, I practically have to estimate the scroll-state (draw a mark on the monitor where the scrollbar is) and scroll through many many pages just to go back to the "last viewed part".

So basically, is there anyway we can save the "scroll state" of the PDF file in the chrome tab?

I think it may be possible because the "scroll state" is always saved for webpages in Chrome.

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Not sure if this is possible in Chrome, but if you fire up adobe reader, which Chrome uses, there is a setting to "remember last document view."


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I included a screen shot. –  surfasb Jul 23 '11 at 7:25
No. Chrome should of installed Adobe reader along with the browser. At least mine does. Type adobe reader into the start menu. –  surfasb Jul 23 '11 at 18:53
ok, but it doesn't work. i mean it works in the reader, but not when I use chrome to view it. –  Pacerier Aug 29 '11 at 21:48

It has been some time without you accepting an answer, so I hope this will help.

In Chrome, you will either be using Adobe PDF Reader (If installed) or the built in Chrome Reader.

If you are having problems with one, I recommend you try the other. You can take a look at about:plugins and disable the one that is currently set.

If you are using the built in Chrome one and do not have Adobe PDF Reader installed, try installing it and restarting then setting it here.

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i've tried both but both doesn't work –  Pacerier Aug 29 '11 at 22:55

Chrome uses its own version of Acrobat Reader. A lot of functionality that is available in Acrobat's Reader, as well as viewers in other browsers, is severely lacking. Another example is the ability to rotate a PDF (Ctrl+shift++/-) do not work in chrome, yet work in IE and FF.

Chrome's development team has basically said that fixing this functionality is not a high priority for them. People have been complaining about these, and other PDF issues for several Chrome versions. I wouldnt hold my breath for a fix any time soon.

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i was thinking there might be some way since chrome does save our "scroll state" for webpages.. –  Pacerier Aug 29 '11 at 22:56

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