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Navigate and find content

Acrobat Reader provides a number of ways to help you find documents, folders, and content:

Finding documents

In the My Documents view, the Location Chooser may display these document locations:

Location Chooser dropdown

When viewing a PDF, tap the middle of the screen to bring up the tool bars.

Showing Bookmarks

If a document contains bookmarks, an icon appears in the lower right toolbar.

  1. Tap the PDF to show the menus.
  2. Tap .
  3. Navigate through the bookmarks and tap the one you need to open the specified page.
Bookmark popup

Finding the last viewed PDFs

To see a list of recently viewed files, tap Recent from My Documents. Files on Document Cloud appear beside a cloud icon.


Tap zones

If you've set the viewing mode to Single Page view, tap the left and right edges of the screen to jump backward and forward.

Jumping multiple pages

When your PDF document has five or more pages:

  1. Tap the middle the screen to show the scrubber tab on the right side of the screen.
  2. Slide it up or down to quickly explore document.

Go to page

When your PDF document has five or more pages:

  1. Tap the middle the screen to show the scrubber tab on the right side of the screen.
  2. Tap the scrubber tab.
  3. Enter a number in the Go To Page dialog.
  4. Tap OK.

Attachments

When a document has attachments, you can navigate to them quickly by using the pop up menus:

  1. Tap the document once to show the menus.
  2. Tap in the lower-right hand corner.
  3. Tap Back to return to the main document.

Smart zoom

Double-tap anywhere in your document to zoom into the exact content you want to see. Acrobat Reader analyzes the document and fits the view to the column of text under your tap. Double tap again to zoom out.

Searching for a file

To search for a document by title:

  1. From My Documents, select a file location from the Location Chooser drop down.
  2. If the search field is not visible, drag the page view down.
  3. Tap .
  4. Enter the search term. Highlighted results automatically appear.
  1. With a file open, tap .
  2. Enter the search term.
  3. Tap Search. The first result is highlighted.
  4. Tap the right or left arrow in the bottom bar to show the next or previous occurrence.