How To View PDF file in Windows 8. What is Windows Reader?

Generally, we view PDF (Portable Document Format) files through either Adobe Reader or third party software (Foxit Reader, PDF Viewer and more). For example – When we download application format of recruitment notification, Tutorial books, magazines or whatever from Internet, it comes in PDF format. So we have to run it via PDF reader or viewer in computer.

In windows 8, if we have no PDF viewer supported software, but don’t worry. Why windows 8 has included inbuilt PDF viewer which is known Windows Reader. At first time, Microsoft has presented built in PDF viewer to view PDF files directly in windows 8. A great feature has been offered by Microsoft in window 8. How to open Windows Reader in window 8 ?

  • At first, go to desktop screen in windows 8.
  • Press Windows Key + C Shortcut to open Charms bar in left side.
  •  Click on Search button at top corner on charms bar.
windows 8 charms bar
  •  In Apps search window, Type Windows Reader in Search box.
  •  Now Window Reader link is showing in right panel.
  • If we click on this link, Windows Reader runs before our screen in new appearance.
windows reader app search

If we want to add windows Reader in Metro app. How ?

  • click on Windows Reader link in Metro apps search box.
  • At the bottom panel, click on this button – Pin to start.
windows reader pinning
  • Now Windows Reader will be added in metro apps list.
windows 8 start screen app showing

When Windows Reader window come in front of us, it seems modern style (red screen in full mode).   We does not find Toolbar panel at top side as previous PDF viewer software. To enable inbuilt Toolbar in windows Reader during reading PDF files press right click here. Now Toolbar appears quickly. From Toolbar, we can control window Reader several operations easily such as – view page in single wise, double page view , save file in new location and more.

windows reader app main screen

  windows reader toolbar

      When we click on any PDF files in windows 8 , Windows Reader will run automatically and show as page view like below images

windows reader page view   For closing Windows Reader , Press ALT + F4 shortcut on the keyboard.

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One thought on “How To View PDF file in Windows 8. What is Windows Reader?

  1. lame application, it takes entire web pages just to show how to find it, and then when you get it open on a widescreen notebook, it does NOT have an option to view page width…then again, it is a Microsoft product…

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