Opening PDFs in Reader

To open a PDF:

  1. Get the PDF on your device via any application.
  2. Long press the PDF file or tap the document so the Open In... menu item appears.
  3. Tap Open in Adobe Reader iconsmall
For details, see the following:

Email

  1. Open the email with the PDF attachment.
  2. Long press the attachment.
  3. Tap Open in Adobe Reader iconsmall

Safari and browsers

  1. Tap the PDF so that the Open in... menu appears.
  2. Tap Open in....
  3. Tap Open in Adobe Reader iconsmall

File sharing services

  1. Open your file sharing service. For example Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive.
  2. Tap the document so that the Open in... menu appears.
  3. Tap Open in....
  4. Tap Open in Adobe Reader iconsmall

iBooks

iBooks does not provide a simple way to open iBooks PDFs with other PDF viewers. However, you can make PDFs accessible to Reader by forwarding the PDF to yourself via email. Once the PDF is in your inbox, open the file as described in Email.

Desktop iTunes

  1. Attach your device to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. In the left-hand column, tap Devices > (your device).
  4. Tap Apps from the top menu.
  5. Scroll down to File Sharing at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Select Adobe Reader from the list.
  7. Drag-and-drop your PDF files to and from the area on the right or tap Add.
  8. Tap Sync. Your PDF files are now on your device and will appear in the Documents list.
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