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Fixing the “document you are trying to load requires Adobe Reader 8 or higher” error trying to use the https://eforms.siu.edu/ site when using Google Chrome.

If you get the following error accessing this site

PDF Error
PDF Error

On the right-hand side click on the three dots and then click on “Settings”

Settings Menu
Settings Menu

In the “Privacy and security” section click onto “Site Settings”

In the “Additional content settings” Click on “PDF documents”

PDF documents
PDF documents

Click in the “Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome” to slide it to the right and turn it blue.

PDF Download Toggle
PDF Download Toggle

Now Chrome will automatically download PDF files instead of opening them.

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