PDF files are by far the most widely used format for sharing and viewing documents. Whether you are looking to open a business report, academic paper, or e-books, knowing how to view PDF files on your computer or tablet is essential but can be confusing depending on what device you are using. This blog outlines how you can access your PDF no matter what device you are using:
Adobe Acrobat Reader:
The easiest way to access a PDF file is using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is a free and widely popular application for viewing PDF files. It works on all browsers and operating systems, and it is available on most iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Adobe Acrobat also offers a comprehensive set of features, such as zooming in and out, text search, bookmarking, and annotation tools.
Use the following steps to help you access any PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader:
A. Download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.
B. Open Adobe Acrobat Reader then select “File” and then “Open”.
C. Browse your computer or tablet for the PDF you would like to open and click “Open” to view it.
Built-in PDF Viewers:
For the most part a lot of devices and browsers already have built-in PDF viewers. Below is a comprehensive list of how to use these viewers no matter what operating system you are using.
Microsoft Edge is Windows 10’s default PDF viewer. To access you will just need to double-click a PDF file, and it will open automatically in Microsoft Edge.
macOS also has its own built-in PDF viewer integrated into Safari, its default web browser. When you open a PDF file, it should automatically open the file in Safari. You can also download and use the app Preview to use additional functionality for managing and annotating the PDF file.
Tablets and Mobile Devices:
The majority of tablets and mobile devices come with pre-installed PDF viewers. On Apple devices, you have the option to either use the Apple’s Books app or you could download a third-party app like Adobe Acrobat Reader or GoodReader, to open your files with. For any Android tablet or mobile devices, you can use Google Drive, Google Chrome, or Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.
Online PDF Viewers:
If you are not looking to download any applications or software or if you need to preview your files through a browser, online PDF viewers are your best option. These web-based viewers give you the ability to open and view the files directly in your browser. The most popular online PDF viewers are Google Drive, PDFescape, and SmallPDF
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