This help file contains the basic information you need to open, navigate, and print
PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you need more help, you can download
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Opening PDF documents
Adobe Acrobat Reader allows to open and view Portable Document Format (PDF)
To open a PDF document:
Click the Open button , or choose File > Open. In the Open dialog box, select
one or more filenames, and click Open. PDF documents usually have the
Choose the document’s filename from the File menu. The menu lists the four PDFdocuments you last opened.
Double-click the file icon in your file system.
On Mac OS, you may not be able to open a PDF document created in
Windows by double-clicking the icon. If double-clicking the icon on Mac OS does
not open the document, use File > Open in Acrobat to open the document.
Adjusting the view of PDF documents
You can change the magnification of a PDF document and setthe page layout so
that you can see one page at a time or a continuous flow of pages.
To increase magnification:
Select the zoom-in tool , and click the page, or drag to draw a rectangle around
the area to magnify. You can also click the Zoom In button in the viewing toolbar.
To decrease magnification:
Select the zoom-out tool , and click the page, or drag to draw a rectangle the size
youwant the reduced page to be. You can also click the Zoom Out button in the
When the zoom-in tool is selected, you can press Ctrl (Windows) or Option
(Mac OS) while clicking or dragging to zoom out instead of in. When the zoom-out
tool is selected, press Ctrl or Option to zoom in.
To resize a page to fit the window:
Do one of the following:
To resize the page to fitentirely in the window, click the Fit In Window button , or
choose View > Fit in Window.
To resize the page to fit the width of the window, click the Fit Width button , or
choose View > Fit Width. Part of the page may be out of view.
To resize the page so that its text and graphics fit the width of the window, choose
View > Fit Visible. Part of the page may be out of view.
To return apage to its actual size:
Click the Actual Size button , or choose View > Actual Size. The actual size for a
PDF page is typically 100%, but the document may have been set to another magni-
fication level when it was created.
Setting the page layout and orientation
You can use three page layouts when viewing PDF documents: Single Page, (one
page at a time); Continuous, (continuous verticalcolumn); or Continuous - Facing,
(side by side).
To set page layout:
Click the Single Page button , the Continuous button , or the Continuous - Facing
button in the status bar, or choose Single Page, Continuous, or Continuous -
Facing from the View menu.
To rotate a page:
Click the Rotate View Clockwise button or the Rotate View Counter-Clockwise
button in the status bar, or choose RotateView Clockwise or Rotate View
Counter-Clockwise from the View menu.
Reading documents in Full Screen view
In Full Screen view, PDF pages fill the entire screen; the menu bar, command bar,
toolbar, status bar, and window controls are hidden.
To read a document in Full Screen view:
Choose View > Full Screen. Press Return or the Down Arrow or Right Arrow key to
page through the document. PressShift-Return or the Up Arrow or Left Arrow key to
page backward through the document.
If you’re using Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Mac OS and have two
monitors installed, the Full Screen view of a page appears on only one screen. To
page through the document, click the screen displaying the page in Full Screen
To exit Full Screen view:
Press Escape, if your Full Screen...