PDF.js – JavaScript library that renders Portable Document Format files

PDF.js a free, open source, general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs. It’s an HTML5 and JavaScript-based PDF reader.

The objective is to support all HTML5 compliant browsers, but since feature support varies per browser/version support for all PDF features varies as well. Supported browsers include: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE11/Edge, and Safari 9+.

PDF.js is built into version 19+ of Firefox. There’s an official extension for Chrome.

Features include:

  • View document thumbnails or outline
  • Page up and down or skip directly to a specific page.
  • Change the size of the document.
  • Full screen and presentation mode
  • Print documents.
  • Download documents.
  • Copy current view.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.

Website: mozilla.github.io/pdf.js
Support: FAQ, Wiki, GitHub Code Repository, Twitter
Developer: Mozilla and individual contributors
License: Apache License 2.0

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