Open PDF

Open PDF 1.3

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
  4. 2.3
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:


Opens PDF attachments in the browser.

By default Safari will download PDF attachments instead of viewing them in the browser. This add-on will allow Safari users to simply click on the PDF attachment and the document will open in the browser.

(Example of PDF attachment)


Questions and Answers:

Q: I'm using Chrome and the PDF does not open when I click the attachment.
A: Make sure the following is selected in Chrome:

Settings -> Privacy and security -> Site settings -> Additional content settings -> PDF documents -> Open PDFs in Chrome

Q: I'm using Firefox and the PDF does not open when I click the attachment.
A: Make sure the following is selected in Firefox:

Settings -> General -> Applications -> Portable Document Format (PDF) -> Open in Firefox

Q: When I go to Resource manager and click the Download button (assuming the resource is a PDF), does it open the PDF?
A: Yes.

Q: When using Safari iOS, how do I save the PDF while viewing it?
A: Click the Share button and select Save to Files.
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Latest updates

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    Open PDF v1.3 changes: Removed unneeded code from PHP file.
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    Open PDF v1.2 changes: Now properly extending XenForo class proxy.
  3. See description

    Open PDF v1.1 changes: Updated PHP code to include missing error 304 condition.

Latest reviews

This is fantastic, especially since most of our users are mobile and downloading pdfs to their phone and finding them to open is technically challenging for some.
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