PDF Issues

Microsoft Edge does not allow you to fill out PDF forms in thier browser.  The easiest options to get around this are to either download the file and then open it with Adobe Reader, open the TCN website in Explorer or Chrome, or to click on the 3 dot icon in Edge and select ‘Open in Explorer’.  More detailed instructions are in the article below, as well as a link to the entire article.

….. More annoyingly, what Edge doesn’t have is any other tools for working with PDFs. You can’t highlight text, add comments or fill in forms, so if you’re used to using the Adobe Acrobat plugin in Explorer or the Microsoft Reader app in Windows 8.1, the PDF support in Edge feels rather minimal. Oddly, you can’t use the annotation feature in Edge with PDF files, even though they load as if they’re web pages. When you select the pen icon in the toolbar to make a Web Note, you just get an error message.

In terms of solutions, you can just go back to Internet Explorer instead of Edge, and install the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin to see PDFs in the browser, which will let you fill in forms. But if you don’t want to switch completely, when you open a PDF in Edge that has fields you need to fill in, select the three dots on the toolbar to get the menu and choose Open in Internet Explorer. If the PDF is already saved, instead of double-clicking it in Explorer to open it, right-click and choose Open With or use the Open With dropdown in the ribbon.

If you don’t have the Acrobat Reader plugin installed and you open a PDF in Internet Explorer, it will offer to download or open the file and that just takes you back to Edge, so get Acrobat first. Otherwise, you can install another PDF reader.

The full article can be found here: