Archive for June, 2013

Adobe Reader Touch for Windows 8 adds Comments and More

We have just released Adobe Reader Touch version 1.2 for Windows 8. This update adds some of the most requested features from our users, so I’m sure that people are really going to be excited to see it!

Here’s a quick look at what we’re adding, along with a few screenshots to illustrate.

Go To Page

Navigating long documents can be challenging, even with the Semantic Zoom feature, so we’ve added Go To Page. Just tap on the page number indicator in the lower left, and you’ll be able to type your new page number. Simply tap enter on the keyboard to go to the new page, or tap away to stay on the current page. And we show a handy red background if you enter an invalid page number!

Highlight, Strikeout, and Underline text

This is one of our most popular capabilities on our other platforms, and has been the most popular request for Windows 8 since we added printing earlier this year. You can add these text markups two different ways, depending on which you are most comfortable with.

Selection: Select a range of text, and then choose the markup option from the contextual menu. To show the context menu using touch gestures, tap the selected text again. To show the context menu using a mouse, right click.

Markup Tool: There’s a new icon in the app bar that brings up the comment tools. Tap it, and you’ll see the text markup tools and the Sticky Note tool. Select the text markup too, then tap/click and drag across the text you want to mark.

Add and Edit Sticky Notes

In addition to marking up text, Sticky notes are a great way to add more information to the document you’re commenting on. We also have two ways to add notes to a document.

Long Press: Long press a spot on the document where you want to add a note, and choose “Note” from the context menu

Note tool: Just as with text markup, choose a the note tool, then tap on the document where you want to add the note.

After you’ve placed the empty note, just type the note you want to add and tap outside the sticky note to add your note to the document. You can later tap or click the note to edit it.

Save and Save As

Once you’ve made changes to a document, you’ll want to keep your additions, so we’ve also added the ability to Save your document. You can save a copy, or save back to the original file, whichever you choose. And if you open a temporary file from the internet and want to keep a copy, you can just Save As…to store it in your documents folder.


Give us feedback!

Remember to visit our forums if you have anything you want to share with the team, and hear from other community members

Windows 8:



Adobe Reader (10.1) now available for Windows Phone 8

We are happy to announce that Adobe Reader (10.1) for Windows Phone 8 is now available. We are excited to extend reach of Adobe Reader to Windows Phone 8, and hope that you are as well! Here is a summary of what is in this version.

View Modes

Using Adobe Reader for Windows Phone 8 you can view your PDF documents either in Single Page or Continuous mode.


Search, Select and Copy Text

You can search for words and phrases in a document. In addition, you can select text and copy it to paste into other applications.

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Navigate using Scrubber and Bookmarks

We have added ability to navigate using Bookmarks in a PDF document. If there are bookmarks available, you will see an icon on lower right hand corner of the document. Clicking that icon will display the bookmarks in this document. Tapping on a bookmark will bring you to the right location in the document.

You can also navigate to any page quickly using the Page Scrubber at the bottom of the display. Just tap and drag the Scrubber, and you’ll be shown thumbnails of the pages, so you can identify and go directly to the page you are looking for.

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In addition, you can also open password protected documents using this release.


Try it now!
Install or update to Adobe Reader 10.1 for Windows Phone 8 and send us your feedback via Adobe forum listed below.

[Update] New version of Adobe Reader (10.2) for Windows Phone 8 is now available with SD card support. With this release, you can now read PDFs stored on your SD card. Please continue to share your feedback with us.

Rahul Bansal
Product Manager
Adobe Reader for Smartphones and Tablets