New Google Search feature: Quick View of PDF files

Keep your eyes peeled for this new Google Search feature. If your result pulls up a PDF file, then look for the “Quick View” link – that’ll open up the PDF doc as a Google Docs document which previews the PDF nicely without you having to download it and open it up in your computer’s PDF viewer. Great improvement over the HTML view of PDFs.

Got it? Confusing. Just try it – here’s an example: IRS Form 1099. Strangely not all PDF results get this treatment. Yet, I hope.


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