I have a new PC and noticed that chrome has a built in PDF viewer that seems to be light weight and decided it seems good enough to avoid acrobat reader download and installation.

I now realized I need to be able to email documents as an attachment. I cannot send a link because there might be times that I do not want to have the recipient see where the PDF comes from.

Is it possible to mail pdf when using Chrome PDF viewer directly from the browser or should I just install Acrobat Reader?

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You can use this Chrome extension; Email PDF for Chrome PDF Viewer 1.3.0:

It uses Gmail API to email PDF directly from Chrome PDF viewer.

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  • The user does not want to use gmail but instead use the native mail program installed on the machine.
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