How to Open and View a PDF in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Apr. 18, 2017 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Tips
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Receiving a PDF file but you are not able to open and view it? It’s not as easy as reading a DOC document in Microsoft Word. No worries. Here are 2 ways to show you how to open and view a PDF on your Windows computer.

Method 1. Use Paid Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

PDF is an open source file format, developed by Adobe. You can navigate to Adobe’s official page to download its paid-for PDF viewer Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. It is now priced at $14.99 per month. It is a bit complicated to use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. First of all, you have to spend time signing up an Adobe ID. In addition, the file size of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is more than 300MB. It is quite cumbersome to run Adobe Acrobat Pro DC every time you need to open and view a PDF.

Method 2. Adopt a Free PDF Reader to Open and View a PDF in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Alternatively, you could try a lightweight and free PDF reader and viewer such as iPDF Viewer, which enables you to open and view PDFs, annotate PDFs, convert PDFs, encrypt PDFs, decrypt PDFs, print PDFs, e-mail PDFs, and do more. The iPDF Viewer installer is only 6MB. No subscription is required.

Click the button below to free download iPDF Viewer directly.

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How to Use iPDF Viewer to Free Open and View a PDF

It is incredibly fast and ridiculously easy to use iPDF Viewer to free open and edit a PDF in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

1. Open a PDF

Launch iPDF Viewer. Click the "Open" button and select the PDF document on your Windows PC. You could open and view multiple PDF documents simultaneously.

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2. View a PDF

iPDF Viewer allows you to open and view PDF in different viewing mode, including "Eye-protecting Mode", "Standard Mode", "Full Screen", "Slideshow", etc.

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Apart from opening and viewing a PDF, iPDF Viewer is bundled with far more premium features, such as rotating PDFs, encrypting and decrypting PDFs, annotating and highlighting PDFs, emailing and printing PDFs, translating PDFs, and a whole lot more.

Please share your ideas and thoughts about how to open and view a PDF on a Windows computer in the comments section below.


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