PDF Documents

Modified on Tue, 23 May 2023 at 12:36 PM

Introduction:

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a popular file format for sharing documents across different platforms while preserving their formatting. Opening, saving, and printing PDF documents are common tasks performed by users. In this knowledge base article, we will guide you through the steps to successfully accomplish these actions on various devices and software.


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Table of Contents:

  1. Opening a PDF Document

    • 1.1. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Mac)

    • 1.2. Using Preview (Mac)

    • 1.3. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App (iOS/Android)

  2. Saving a PDF Document

    • 2.1. Saving in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Mac)

    • 2.2. Saving in Preview (Mac)

    • 2.3. Saving in Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App (iOS/Android)

  3. Printing a PDF Document

    1. 3.1. Printing in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Mac)

    2. 3.2. Printing in Preview (Mac)

    3. 3.3. Printing in Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App (iOS/Android)

Section 1: Opening a PDF Document 1.1. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Mac):

  • Install Adobe Acrobat Reader if not already installed.
  • Double-click the PDF file or right-click on it and select "Open with" > "Adobe Acrobat Reader."
  • The PDF document will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

1.2. Using Preview (Mac):

  • Preview is preinstalled on macOS and can open PDFs by default.
  • Double-click the PDF file, and it will open in Preview.

1.3. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App (iOS/Android):

  • Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader app from the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android).
  • Launch the app and tap the "+" icon to import a PDF file from your device.
  • Select the PDF document you wish to open, and it will be displayed in the app.

Section 2: Saving a PDF Document 2.1. Saving in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Mac):

  • Open the PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Click on "File" in the menu bar and select "Save As."
  • Choose the desired location on your computer, enter a filename, and click "Save."

2.2. Saving in Preview (Mac):

  • Open the PDF document in Preview.
  • Click on "File" in the menu bar and select "Save" or "Export."
  • Choose the desired location on your computer, enter a filename, and click "Save."

2.3. Saving in Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App (iOS/Android):

  • Open the PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app.
  • Tap the share icon (usually represented by an arrow pointing up) and select "Save File" or "Export PDF."
  • Choose the save location on your device and tap "Save" or "Export."

Section 3: Printing a PDF Document 3.1. Printing in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Mac):

  • Open the PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Click on "File" in the menu bar and select "Print."
  • Configure the print settings such as printer selection, number of copies, and page range.
  • Click "Print" to start printing the document.

3.2. Printing in Preview (Mac):

  • Open the PDF document in Preview.
  • Click on "File" in the menu bar and select "Print."
  • Configure the print settings as desired.
  • Click "Print" to initiate the printing process.

3.3. Printing in Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App (iOS/Android):

  • Open the PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app.
  • Tap the share icon (usually represented by an arrow pointing up) and select "Print."
  • Choose the desired printer from the available options.
  • Configure additional print settings if necessary.
  • Tap "Print" to start printing the document.

Conclusion:

Opening, saving, and printing PDF documents are straightforward tasks once you know the appropriate steps for your device and software. This knowledge base article has provided instructions for opening, saving, and printing PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader, Preview, and their respective mobile apps. By following these instructions, you can effectively manage your PDF documents and perform the required actions with ease.

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