Using the PDF viewer in the test driver

IMPORTANT: The PDF viewer only appears if the item author added the PDF files as shared source materials. For more information, read Importing files to the media library.

Candidates can use the Surpass PDF viewer in SecureClient or HTML web delivery to view PDF files added as source material side-by-side with item content. Candidates can highlight and find text, as well as magnify content.

This article explains how to use the PDF viewer when taking a test.

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Opening the PDF viewer

Open the PDF viewer by selecting PDF source material in the test driver.

NOTE: If the Close Docked Source Material test profile setting is enabled, there is only one piece of source material and the candidate has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels or higher, the source material icon and button are hidden because the source material remains open in a side-by-side view.

Using the PDF viewer

You have access to several controls in the PDF viewer.

Navigating PDF files

You can navigate between pages of a PDF file using the navigation controls or the sidebar.

Zooming in and out

You can zoom in and out of PDF files to magnify content.

Highlighting text

You can highlight text in a PDF file.

Finding specific text

You can search for specific text in the PDF file.

Switching PDF files

If more than one PDF file is added to the item, you can switch between them in the PDF viewer.

Unpinning and pinning the PDF viewer

IMPORTANT: The PDF viewer can only be pinned and unpinned in web delivery if the browser has a width of 1830 pixels or higher. In SecureClient with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels or higher, the PDF viewer opens in a pinned, side-by-side view. If screen resolution is less than 1920 x 1080 pixels, the PDF viewer opens in a moveable window that cannot be pinned.

You can open the PDF viewer in a window or pinned, side-by-side with item content.

Closing the PDF viewer

Select Close dialogue to close the PDF veiwer.

Reopening a PDF file returns you to the last viewed page