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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 Microsoft Edge.

If you get the following error accessing this site

PDF Error in Microsoft Edge
PDF Error in Microsoft Edge

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

Settings Menu
Settings Menu

In the “Site Settings” scroll down to and then click on “PDF documents”

PDF Settings
PDF Settings

Click in the “Always open PDF files externally” to slide it to the right and turn it blue.

PDF Selection
PDF Selection

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

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