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Viewing PDF Attachments As Plain HTML In Gmail

As you know, as a Gmail user, you can view the PDF attachments directly from within Gmail.

But, did you know that you can view the PDF files in Plain HTML format using Gmail?

In order to do this, simply follow the following steps:

1- Open the email message that contains a PDF attachment within it. Look at figure (1).

Figure (1): Part Of A Gmail Message With A PDF Attachment

2- Click at the “View” link, in which case you should have something similar to what is shown in figure (2).

Figure (2): The Way The Document Appears After Clicking At The View Link

3- Now, since you want to view the PDF file as Plain HTML, simply click at the Plain HTML link at the top of the page, in which case you should have something similar to what is shown in figure (3).

Figure (3): The Plain HTML View Of The PDF Document

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  • Sherry Price said:

    Hi, Google dox has just changed this option, where you can not view in plain HTML anymore. Help! I used this option on a daily basis. I own a news website where people send me news releases in google dox and I copy and paste them. I don’t have time to type out all the info-no way. Help! Thanks

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