Posts in Category "Adobe Reader Mobile"

Dial a Phone from a PDF Link on Mobile Devices

Clients and customers often review PDFs on their mobile phones. Perhaps you’ve sent an Intake Agreement to your client which they open on their iPhone or Android device.  Your client then has a question and they want to call you.

Your phone number appears on the PDF you sent, but your client needs to know how to copy it, then paste it into the dialer application on their phone. That’s a hassle. Wouldn’t it be great if they could simply click the phone number in the PDF and dial the phone?

Yep, that’s possible! This capability is also very useful to add to your marketing brochures. Why not make it easy for potential clients to contact you?

Add a Phone Dialer Link to a PDF

You can add a special URL to a link so that it will dial the phone. Here’s how to add a “Dial the Phone” URL in Acrobat.

  1. Open a PDF document
    A) Choose the Selection tool
    B) Highlight a phone number
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  2. With the phone number highlighted, right-click and choose “Create Link”:
    Create Link Option
  3. The Create Link window opens.
    A) Set the Link Action to”Open a Web Page”
    B: Click the Next button002_create_link_window_1 
  4. Enter the phone number you wish to dial in the following format: tel:3125558888
    NOTE: Do not add any spaces or dashes.
    A) Enter phone number into URL field
    B) Click OK003_enter_phone_number_r2
  5. Save the document.

What happens on the mobile device?

When your client or customer clicks on the phone number, it will open the dialer application on the phone:

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I’ve tested this on Adobe Reader Mobile on both Android and iOS, but other PDF viewers may also support this.

If the recipient opens the PDF on a desktop or tablet device, the link will be ignored.

Adobe Reader Mobile Update (V10.4)

A new version of Adobe Reader Mobile recently hit the Apple App Store and Google Play Store— Adobe Reader Mobile 10.4.

Adobe Reader Mobile is a free app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. Using Adobe Reader Mobile, you can manage a library of PDFs from your phone or tablet, view PDFs, add notes and comments, fill in forms and more.

You can read more about this release on the Adobe Reader Mobile blog. In this article, I’ll talk about the new Cloud Sync feature which allows you to easily move PDFs from your PC to tablet or phone and keep changes synced.

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Reader XI: Bigger and Stronger!

Among the hub-bub of the Acrobat XI launch recently, a significant tidbit might have escaped your attention:

> Adobe Reader XI

If you’re an Acrobat user, you probably don’t think about Reader that much unless you’re trying to get your client to fill in a form or comment on a file.

Fortunately, that just got a whole lot easier for you and your client with Reader XI.

Save Form Data and Comment

Adobe Reader XI for Mac and Windows can now:

  • Fill in and save data in PDF forms
  • Use all 20+ commenting tools available in Acrobat

Staying Updated

Adobe Reader XI, by default, will keep itself updated. That’s great for the security of your clients.

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