Viewing PDF files

Instructions for viewing PDF files using Adobe Reader

Adobe PDF ReaderYou can view a PDF file in either a web browser (FireFox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) or in a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader. If you double click on a PDF file, it will normally open automatically, choosing the most appropriate viewer.

But using Adobe Reader you can also add notes to your eBook, and highlight any part of the text. Use Adobe Reader’s COMMENTS and STICKY NOTES to add information and live hyperlinks to external sources. In that way you can personalise your eBook.

You can print the page you are viewing in both a web browser or a PDF viewer.

The custom-built Adobe Reader has a number of advantages, because it offers a variety of methods for viewing PDF files.

You can scale the size of the viewing window to suit your monitor screen – and the PDF file will adjust itself automatically.

Adobe Reader has a percentage option, as well as plus and minus buttons which allow you to control the size of the text.

In Adobe Reader you can SEARCH for an individual word or character. From the main menu bar, choose –

  • Edit -> Find

In Adobe Reader you can view a document in a number of different ways. From the menu bar, choose View -> and then you can

  • zoom in and out of pages
  • rotate the page
  • view one or two pages

One particularly useful feature of Adobe Reader is the ability to navigate the document via a menu of thumbnail graphics.

This gives you a visual search option, and allows you to jump to any page in the side navigation bar. From the main menu bar choose –

  • View -> Show/Hide -> Navigation Panes -> Page Thumbnails

Another amazing feature of Adobe Reader is that it will read a document out loud to you (in a rather automated voice). From the main menu bar, choose –

  • View -> Read Out Loud


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