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mac (Archived) Chrome handling of PDFs and saving to EN

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I use Evernote for professional research where I have to handle a lot of PDF documents (reports, papers, presentations etc). After switching to Chrome recently for unrelated reasons, I've encountered a problem with how it handles PDFs/Evernote. I've trawled the forum for an answer but I haven't been able to find an exact match.

When I open a PDF in Chrome (using the Chrome PDF Viewer plug-in), I'm unable to save this PDF to Evernote. Sometimes the print-to-PDF-save-to-Evernote trick works but more often than not it's a poor fix (wrong orientation or printing doesn't work).

The only reliable alternative is to turn off the Chrome PDF Viewer, save the PDF to the harddrive and then right-click on the file and use "Open With >> Evernote"

Or I could switch back to Safari where this works flawlessly. Chrome is a better browser for me in all other respects. I even like the EN extension as it allows me to clip to EN in one step -- I just wish I could work out how to deal with the PDF.

Is there a neat solution I've missed? If not, is this a temporary problem or a structural issue with Chrome?

Thank you.

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The only reliable alternative is to turn off the Chrome PDF Viewer, save the PDF to the harddrive and then right-click on the file and use "Open With >> Evernote"

Not sure about the tech details of Chrome vs. Evernote, but a simpler workaround might be to define an Evernote import directory, and do your Save As to that directory. At least it saves a step, though you still need to tag it.

~Jeff

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Thanks for the suggestion. Not a perfect solution but better than my current setup (if I set the Evernote Import Folder as the default download folder in Chrome, it should be more efficient).

What's the best source on setting up an import folder?

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Thanks again jefito for your suggestion but this isn't quite the solution I was looking for.

Any other suggestions? There must be many others who have issues with this limitation on using Chrome with Evernote.

Thanks

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Without intentionally sounding facetious... use another browser?

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We don't currently have a better solution for this, but it's on our list to investigate.

Thanks

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