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If you need to use IE and prefer Chrome, you can use add-in called "IE Tab". Url: IE Tab You can also use it to login to SP using 2 different users.
Check out this link: http://www.knowledgelake.com/blog/using-sharepoint-search-scopes-knowledgelake-search This will limit your search to PDF's only, so implement another scope for the word documents.
It may depend on how you do it and what browser you are using. If you use "Save As", there is no link to the server maintained. If you are not using IE, your browser probably downloaded a local copy (again with no link to the server). If you check-out and opt to "work with local copy", then i believe the link is maintained.
One thing I have noticed is that the "Office Upload Center" will still cache the document that you check-out. So this will still make the file available offline. To reproduce do the following: 1. Check out the document in SharePoint 2. Open the Upload Center by double clicking the icon in the sysTray 3. Change the view from "Pending Uploads" to "All ...
If the column is a custom column you created, you should use ShowInFileDlg="FALSE" to hide it from the DIP. With ShowInDiplayForm="TRUE" will still show it in the display form. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/aa543225.aspx
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