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Why are all android web browsers unable to display PDF documents?

Short answer: Install a PDF reader app to your device. Or find a browser (or other app) which suits your needs. Long answer: Android from the start has a concept called Intents, which means one app ...
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How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I had the same problem using Firefox on Android - totally maddening - but fixed it. After installing Google Drive all my links to pdfs would open with Google Drive PDF Viewer. I fixed it by, in ...
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Why are all android web browsers unable to display PDF documents?

Your premise is wrong. Android browsers absolutely can display PDFs. However, the application design paradigm in Android is fairly Unixy in that applications are generally designed to do one thing (i....
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Open PDF files directly in Chrome for Android

You can use a Google Docs page to view PDF files in the browser. To do this, visit the page https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://yourfile.pdf, where http://yourfile.pdf is the path to ...
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How can I get the apk file of an app?

How can I get the APK file of an app after installing it from Google Play? Multiple ways, but the easiest one, I suppose, is to install a backup type app such as App Backup Restore. Take the backup ...
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Images in PDF File are distorted

PDF files are designed to maintain their content across platforms ,be immune to the application or OS Hence, recommendation was to try alternate PDF app, which worked for OP. Adobe PDF reader used ...
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Save file as PDF using Microsoft Word's app

Instead of clicking Save As, click Print. Then, in the top there's a dropdown from where it's possible to select Save As PDF. Then click in the yellow circle with the download icon and the text PDF ...
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Open PDF files directly in Chrome for Android

Another implementation of this idea is to use a Tasker profile I created. Instructions and profile import are available here. The instructions are also copied below. — Google Drive Viewer allows files ...
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How can I get the apk file of an app?

Connect your phone to your desktop with usb. make sure your desktop have the adb utility and a suitable driver for your phone is installed. adb start-server ; `adb devices´ ##make sure device is ...
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How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I just had this problem on Android 7.0 Nougat. I on a pdf/drop box link I accidentally clicked set Drive PDF Viewer as default. Similar to others.. To fix this in Nougat. You must go to Settings->...
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PDF Presentation (Beamer LaTeX / Adobe Acrobat Reader) on Android tablet

Try XODO. I found this question because I was looking for exactly this. Since the question was asked, some new apps are available, so I thought I'd share one that definitely works (it has an option ...
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Is there a way to adjust the size of the text when reading PDF files?

Xodo PDF Reader is a good option, text reflow works really well. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xodo.pdf.reader
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How do I stop PDFs opening in RollerCoaster Tycoon?

Suggestion to install better open with app and set the default for opening PDF app worked for OP. Possibly, RCT didn't figure in the options, but setting it to Google Drive fixed the issue
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How to prevent pop up PDF file automatically after downloading it?

Long press on the download link, and press on open in new tab this will download the file in the background instead of opening it right away. You will then be able to access the file by going to ...
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How to view pdf file with chrome on android

There isn't. Chrome on Desktop/Linux uses Chrome PDF Viewer, a plug-in. Plug-ins are not supported by Chrome on Android. Source: Quora
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PDF always open in Drive from Files

When using Google file manager on the Pixel 8 Pro, disabling Google Drive allows whatever app has been set as default to open local .pdfs stored on the phone. However, as soon as you enable Drive, it ...
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Unable to open downloaded PDF files directly from Opera browser

(@AndrewT.'s comment is correct:) It seems that the problem is with my default browser, Opera. Somehow, the "content provider" it exposes to PDF viewers is flawed, whatever that means; and ...
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Import pdf Files to Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

You can just connect them using a USB cable. Alternatively you can use Bluetooth (if your computer supports it), or upload the PDF files to the cloud (e.g. Google Drive), or send them via email to ...
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Cannot view PDF files inside an iframe on Chrome for Android

For anyone looking for more information on this topic, I never figured out a way to display the pdf in an iframe. Instead, I setup a download link to an html element to allow the pdf to be viewed ...
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Cannot set default app for some files (PDF, TXT...) select "always" has not effect, Complete action using keeps popping up

Among the possible apps listed for both .pdf and .txt there was Mylio (a photo manager app). Thinking this might be the root of the issue I uninstalled it and could then open .pdf or.png files ...
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Equivalent of the Control + F to search text in PDF

Based on your comment that you often use Adobe Acrobat, the app offers the same process as Google's PDF viewer. When reading a document, you must click the magnifier. You can then enter the word(s) ...
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Equivalent of the Control + F to search text in PDF

Are you using Google's PDF viewer? If so, there should be a magnifying glass on the top right where you can search from.
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How to print files using the Android's Default Print Service?

In apps that support this type of printing, e.g. Simple Gallery Pro | F-Droid you can simply choose print from the menu and you are taken to a print preview that interfaces with the Default Print ...
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adobe acrobat pdf reader now wants unnecessary permissions: workarounds? alternatives?

You can try PDF Viewer from pspdfkit. Google Play Link. The company makes the reader which is used in a couple of popular apps like Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Scribd, etc... It works with Android 5.1, ...
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Disable Save As Pdf Option In Print Dialog

If you can get your hands on the source to rebuild the /system/app/DocumentsUI/DocumentsUI.apk and /system/app/PrintSpooler/PrintSpooler.apk since it relies on the first app, you can manage but any ...
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Open PDFs Automatically from Browser in Google Drive or Google PDF Viewer

Cloud Viewer add-on for Firefox opens PDF links without downloading the file. View PDF, DOC, XLS and PPT files without downloading them to your device. Save downloading time and space on your ...
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How to make the page number in a PDF file match with the one inbuilt in the app?

Three options Splitting the PDF file Rearrange pages in PDF Open the file on your PC to edit and transfer it your Android - not tried by me There are many apps , ( thanks to Izzy) that can do the ...
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Send pdf file as attachment to text message

You can't. You can only send small images and audios, but that would turn the SMS into MMS. Don't you like emails?
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Cannot open PDF files when the extension is in capital letter

As usual, you can't fix the misbehavior exhibited by any app. This is unlike Windows, where you could edit the registry to resolve such issues. With Android, Google effectively owns your phone, and ...
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Chrome opens PDF files only through Google Drive, other apps work fine

Try clearing defaults for BOTH of these apps. This should be in Settings > Apps > Chrome/Google Drive.
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