Adobe Reader Touch for Windows 8 Update Released

We are happy to announce the release of our first update of Adobe Reader Touch for Windows 8, just a little over a month after our launch.

We’ve heard a lot of great feedback from users over the past month about what they want to see added most, and we got a few of those changes out today. You should see that an update is available now!

The changes we added are:

Easier document navigation with a keyboard and mouse

We had focused so much on the Surface experience that we missed an important detail…providing an easy way for mouse users to know how to zoom in and out! It was always possible using the standard shortcut keys: Ctrl-“+” to zoom in, Ctrl-“-” to zoom out, and Ctrl-Mousewheel to zoom as you choose, but those are hidden. We added a simple [+] and [-] buttons to the screen for mouse users now! They’ll only appear when you’re using a mouse, so they aren’t in the way for touch users.

View Sticky Notes

We didn’t have this annotation displaying in our initial release, but we’ve added it in this update. And we’re busy working on allowing you to add new sticky notes, too. That should be available in our next update, along with highlighting text.

Name Change to Adobe Reader Touch

You may notice that our “Metro” version is now called Adobe Reader Touch. This will help users who have hybrid desktop systems tell which version of Adobe Reader is which in the Windows UI and control panels.

We’re still working on getting printing finished, and we plan to have that available as soon as it is. And we’ve got some other exciting things on the way as well!

Dennis Griffin
Principal Product Manager
Adobe Reader for Tablets and Smartphones