Adobe Acrobat Reader is an application that is used for working with portable document format files (pdf). PDF is a computer file which may contain images, hyperlinks and words. Adobe developed the pdf format and the Acrobat Reader software to allow people to use them. These documents end with .pdf extension. Usually pdf files are created in Adobe Acrobat software. To open pdf files there is a need of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once acrobat reader is installed it should automatically start the program and make the file viewable.
Adobe systems developed a family of application software to view, manipulate, create, print and manage files in pdf. All family members of adobe are commercial software but Acrobat Reader is available as freeware and can be downloaded from Adobe’s website.
If you do not access to the download site of Adobe, you can download Acrobat Reader from another webpage. To download acrobat reader visit the Adobe website, select your preferred language and operating system requirements (Windows XP, Windows NT, etc), click the “Download” to download the player in your computer, Install the drive on your computer, and use it to view a document .Pdf.
Acrobat Reader has features including copying text, printing, scrolling, searching and acrobat help. To copy text, select the “Text Tool” and use it to highlight text to be copied. The copied material can then be pasted into other program. To search specific words anywhere in the document use the “Find feature of Reader. For scrolling the “Grabber Hand” allows you to move a page up or down, left or right. Scroll bars for the page, bookmarks, and thumbnails let you move through the document quickly.
Acrobat Reader has many features besides those discussed here; the online guide provides information on those features plus additional information about topics already discussed.