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Fixing the “document you are trying to load requires Adobe Reader 8 or higher” error trying to use the 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

Click on “Cookies and site permissions” scroll down to and then click on “PDF documents”

PDF Settings

Click the slide to the right of “Always download PDF files” and slide it to turn it blue.

PDF Selection

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


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