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Saving PDFS from a website into NetDocuments

By September 2, 2020June 5th, 2022No Comments

I have found that Option 1 doesn’t really help with Pacer\ECF\Court Filings.

You need to use Option 2, which is described in more detail here:


When someone clicks on a pdf document from a website,  they want to be able to save it directly into their Document Management System like NetDocuments without having to download it their desktop first.

A good DMS will intercept the Save As process as soon as the user clicks the button.  The problem with viewing a pdf on a website is that there is no Save or Save as Button.


As shown above, we only have the option to download this pdf.

This issue gets a little more complicated because different web browsers treat pdfs differently.

Option 1:  Adobe Reader DC,  Google Chrome, and the Adobe Google Chrome Plug-In.

This is my favorite because it works well, and it completely free.

1. Download Adobe Reader DC

2. Use Google Chrome

3.  Install the Adobe Google Chrome Extension


This adds an Open in Acrobat Button when you are viewing a PDF.  When you click on Open in Acrobat, open the PDF in Adobe Reader DC.


Option 2:  You use Firefox

Firefox has a setting that allows you to choose what happens when you click on a PDF.  You don’t have to download any extension.

Click on options or paste this into the browser bar about:preferences

Make sure you are on General and Scroll down to Applications:


Under Portable Document Format (PDF), choose either Use Windows default application or a specific PDF Program.

Option 3:  You use Edge or Internet Explorer

Google Chrome and Firefox are free to download; I would recommend using them.