Essentially, when you open a PDF in the Acrobat Reader app (as shown in the iPhone example below), it will try to determine if it’ll work with Liquid Mode; if so, the Liquid Mode button lights up.
Tap the button and the file is sent to Adobe’s Document Cloud for processing. Once complete, users can tweak to their liking things like the font size and line spacing. Liquid Mode will use the headers/structure it detects to build a tappable table of contents where none existed before, allowing you to quickly hop from section to section. The whole thing is non-destructive, so nothing actually changes about the original PDF. Step back out of Liquid Mode and you’re back at the original, unmodified PDF.
Liquid Mode is available in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app for iOS and Android. It will also work on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store and will eventually be available on desktops and browsers.
Win2PDF creates PDF files that are compatible with Adobe’s Liquid Mode. However, Liquid Mode works with most, but not all PDF documents, and is currently limited to PDFs that are under 10 MB in size or 200 pages long. This is still a developing technology and Adobe will improve support and capabilities over time.
“Adobe’s scheduled October update for its Acrobat and Reader PDF software addresses 85 vulnerabilities, including dozens of critical flaws that allow arbitrary code execution … Users and admins nonetheless should install fixed versions, according to Adobe…”
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In our last post we looked at the new annotation features in Adobe Reader XI. Those features are useful if you need to makes comments or markup a PDF file. But what if you want to extract pages from a PDF file, or rearrange the pages, or combine multiple PDF files together into one document.
Win2PDF can be used with Adobe Reader (or any other PDF viewing application) to accomplish these tasks. You’ll essentially need to open a existing PDF file in Adobe Reader and print a range of pages to Win2PDF. If you print just a simple range of pages once, you can “extract” pages. If you print a series of different pages and then merge them together in a new file, you can “rearrange” the PDF. Or, if you print an entire PDF and append the results to a different PDF file, you can effectively “merge” the two files together.
To see a detailed description of each Win2PDF procedure, please visit our support pages here: