Adobe Acrobat Reader tricks: the best guide full of tips and advice

The PDF format is a constant in the world of digital documents. Today, it is widely used for many different purposes, and we have to thank Adobe for creating it. These files can be read on virtually any mobile or desktop operating system you can find today.

And yet, despite their omnipresence, it is hard to interact with PDFs without a specialized program to read, edit, or manage them. Possibly, the number one choice for this type of requirement is no other than Adobe Acrobat Reader, which name, presentation, and functions, have changed a great deal over the years.

Adobe, the company behind this family of programs, is one of the most established names in the software world. It is responsible for programs we all use (or have ever used) such as Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, or Audition. Acrobat Reader is the ideal solution for those who regularly work with PDF documents.

Adobe Acrobat Reader has two versions, a free one that lets you read PDF files and little more, and a premium one, under a subscription model that lets you work with these documents in a much more exhaustive way. This premium version allows you to edit documents, combine them, sign them, and much more.

In the following links, you will find all the necessary recommendations to get the most out of Adobe Acrobat Reader: from how to add notes and comments to a PDF, to searching the documents, to something as seemingly insignificant as installing and updating the program. If you need help with any of these issues, we will be happy to help you. Read on to discover the best tricks for Adobe Acrobat Reader.

What is Adobe Acrobat Reader and what is it for

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a program for computer and mobile devices created by the company Adobe, known for other software such as Photoshop, Premiere, or Illustrator. This program lets you work with PDF documents (Portable Document Format), created by Adobe, and that is a standard software recognized by the ISO since 2008.

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How to reduce the size of a PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader

To reduce the size of a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader, you need the Pro version of the program. The feature we are going to use is not included in the free version, if you are going to use this program for more than just reading PDF files, you will find yourself limited. You have two ways to save a document with reduced size: one automatic, and another through the PDF optimizer.

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How to remove the right sidebar in Adobe Acrobat Reader

To remove the sidebar on the right-hand side of Adobe Acrobat Reader, first, open the program and any PDF. If you look at the right side of the screen, you will see the following:

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Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable: can it be downloaded?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to download Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable. Adobe does not offer any version of its software that can be carried on a Pendrive. If you search the Internet, you will see lots of results, but we are sorry to inform you that these versions are mostly fakes, and there is no way to know what they contain (including malware).

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How to insert notes and comments in a PDF document with Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adding notes and comments within Adobe Acrobat Reader is as easy as opening a PDF with the program and right-clicking on the document. From the menu that will appear, click on Add sticky note:

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How to combine PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Reader

To combine PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Reader, first, open the program. When you have done so, click on Tools:

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How to search inside a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader

To search in a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Reader, you have two options, one simple, and one advanced.

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How to update Adobe Acrobat Reader

To update Adobe Acrobat Reader, you have three options: you can do it from Malavida, through its own software, and from the Adobe website.

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How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader

To install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC, you must click on the green button that appears at the end of this text. This button will take you to the download access page, where you will have to click on the green button again:

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October 2, 2020. Translated by Manuel Sánchez