What is Adobe Reader?
Adobe Reader allows anyone to view, navigate,
and print documents created in the Portable
Document Format (PDF), as well as to fill out
forms created with Acrobat.
Below is an illustration of the Adobe Reader toolbar, which includes: A‑File
toolbar, B‑Basic toolbar, C‑Zoom toolbar, and
D‑Rotate View toolbar.
Zoom: Allows you the enlarge or
reduce the document size as displayed on
Magnification: Allows you to
change the level of magnification of the
page displayed in the Document pane.
Reader Status Bar
Below is the status bar that is found at the
bottom of the Adobe Reader.
shows the current page and allows you to page
through (back and forwards) using the arrows
There are two ways to open PDF documents:
From within Adobe Reader: Click
the Open button
in the toolbar. In the Open File dialog box,
select the filename, and click Open.
From a folder: Double-click the
filename of the PDF document -<filename>.pdf
Adobe Reader has a number of tools to let you
navigate through a document:
Moving around the Current Page:
The simplest way to move around the
current page is to use the hand cursor.
Press the left mouse button and the hand
becomes a fist, grabbing the page. With
the mouse button held down, you can drag
or push the page anywhere on the
screen. The vertical scroll bar on the
right of the screen lets you move up or
down the page by line (via the arrows),
by half-page (click in the scroll area),
or by user-selected distances (drag the
Paging through a Document: These
let you move to the first, previous,
next, or last page of your document.
Viewed Pages: These arrow
keys let you move backward and forward
through the pages you've already viewed
in the order you've viewed them.
Pane: Click on the Pages tab
to display page thumbnails.4
Click on a thumbnail
to see that page displayed in main
You can use the zoom, fit-page, rotate, and page
display tools, as follows, to adjust the view of
the document displayed on your screen:
Increase magnification: Select
the Zoom In tool on the document page to
increase the current magnification.
Decrease magnification: Select
the Zoom Out tool on the document page
to decrease the current magnification.
Magnification: You can click the
magnification box in the zoom toolbar
and choose a magnification level. You
can also type in the magnification level
in the box and press Enter.
Actual Size: Sets the zoom of
the page to 100%.
Fit Page in Window: Makes the
current page fit inside the window.
Fit Page Width Inside Window:
Makes the visible width of the current
page fit inside the window.
Rotate Page: These buttons let
you rotate pages clockwise or
counterclockwise for easier viewing.
You can use the Search PDF pane to find words
(or partial words) in the PDF file currently
open, in PDF files stored in a specific location
on your hard disk or network, or in prepared
Adobe PDF index files. Note: To search for
words in multiple PDF documents or indexes, open
the Adobe Reader as a standalone application
rather than within your Web browser window.
To search for
text in a document:
document you want to search.
toolbar, click the Search tool
word, words, or part of a word that
you want to search for.
Click Search. The results appear in
page order showing a few words of
the context in which the search
item from the list.
clicking items in the results list,
or choose Edit > Search Results >
Next Result to see the next
occurrence in the document.
- Click the
the Adobe Reader toolbar
- Check the
print options - these will allow you to
print all pages or select specific pages for
- Click OK.
To save the
brochure, price list or order form to your PC:
- Click the
on the Adobe Reader toolbar. button
notification may appear, warning you that
you cannot edit the original file but may
save copies of it. If so, click
- Open a
save location, e.g.
C:\My Documents, or create a folder,
- Give the
file a name, e.g.
a PDF Document
To email a PDF
PDF document that you want to attach
to an email message.
click the Email
on the toolbar.
and write your email message, and
then send it. Your PDF document is
attached automatically to the email
message that you send.
necessary, switch to your email
application to finish sending the