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 to 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.
The first method I describe here: https://optiable.com/saving-pdfs-from-a-website-in-netdocuments/
Does not seem to work in Pacer/CM/ECF Court Files.
We will need to use Option 2 which calls for us to view Pacer/CM/ECF in the Firefox Web Browser.
Step 1: Download and Install the Firefox Browser
Step 2: In Firefox go to: about:preferences
Step 3: Scroll Down to Applications
Step 4: Under Portable Document Format (PDF) choose your PDF Program
As long as you use Pacer in FireFox, court pdf documents will automatically open in your default pdf program and can be saved into NetDocuments.
If you are a heavy Pacer user. It might be easier just to make Firefox your default browser and use NetDocuments in Firefox: https://optiable.com/using-netdocuments-in-firefox/
You should also look at these programs:
We have also discovered a chrome extension that somewhat mimics the Firefox behavior for PDFS.
Open in PDF Reader: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/open-in-external-app/okdopehcdgnellkaldfnaemhbpciplem?hl=en-US