Stay Informed

Stay Informed is a series of hints, tips, guides and recommendations written by the Library Staff to help make using the library easier and more enjoyable.


Opening PDF files on OSX

Some Mac users may have trouble opening and viewing PDF files in EBSCO. They may be downloaded as .asp

To set up a Macintosh to automatically open a PDF:

  • Download a PDF onto your computer desktop.
  • Select it by clicking on the downloaded file once.
  • Go to File>Get Info.
  • Under Open With select Preview (default) or Adobe Reader.
  • Click on Change All so that it will always open with Preview or Reader automatically, without requiring that the above steps be followed each time.


Source: Reading EBSCOhost PDFs with Adobe Reader
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