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How to save PDFs from a browser

Occasionally when attempting to view PDFs with dynamic form content within web browsers, a user may see the following error message:

please wait message

PDF Forms with dynamic form fill content cannot be displayed in web browsers and will need to be downloaded to your computer and then opened in Acrobat.  To do this, save the PDF to your computer and then open it in Adobe Acrobat.

  1. Right-click mouse button (Windows) or control-click (MAC OS) on the message to bring up menu.
  2. Choose the appropriate save or download option for your browser:
    • (Google Chrome) Save As
    • (Internet Explorer) Save Target As
    • (Firefox) Save Link As
    • (Safari) Download File
  3. Make sure Adobe Acrobat Document is selected for the file type, and save the file. Recommend saving to desktop for easy find location.
    save file to desktop location

    Note:  If you do not see a Save As dialog box, your browser may have downloaded the file automatically, possibly in a separate download window.
  4. Locate the saved PDF, and double-click the file to open it.

See also, How to change browser settings to open PDF in Acrobat.