How can I enable Google Dictionary when I read PDFs in Google Chrome?

thuci April 21, 2011

When I read PDF files in Chrome, Google Dictionary is not working. But I want to use this when I read PDF books. How can I do this?

  1. Goffine Reu
    April 23, 2011 at 4:43 am

    i wonder if there is a plugin like this in pdf reader softwares.

  2. Mike
    April 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I'm not sure it is possible.

    Chrome Extensions are usually not designed to access local content [via the file:// identifier]. Since PDF's are downloaded to the temporary cache this problem applies.

    The only workaround for this would be to run a local web server and access files via http.

    The other problem might be that PDF Viewer (either the one built-in with Chrome or third party like Adobe) are working like plugins therefor the engine running Extensions has only limited access if at all.