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Adobe Reader: six things you can do in the PDF reader | Productivity

Adobe Reader is the most used PDF file viewer on the market. The program, however, goes far beyond traditional reading and printing functions and brings resources that can improve productivity in the user's daily life.

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For example, there is the possibility of highlighting excerpts with highlighters and optimizing the production of records for school or college. Anyone who needs to fill out a form can use a native function of the software and dispense with the need to print the document. Next, check out six things you can do in Adobe Reader and you didn't know.

Adobe Reader: six things you can do in the PDF reader and did not know Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudoAdobe Reader: six things you can do in the PDF reader and did not know Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudo

Adobe Reader: six things you can do in the PDF reader and did not know Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudo

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1. Emphasize excerpts with highlighter

"Realar texto" function helps to highlight important parts of the document Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak"Realar texto" function helps to highlight important parts of the document Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

"Realar texto" function helps to highlight important parts of the document Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

This function is especially useful for those who are reading academic texts on the computer and need to highlight important passages. The Adobe Reader highlighter can be enabled from the top bar, clicking on the corresponding icon, or the "Comment" button, located in the upper right corner.

With the "highlight text" feature activated, just press and drag the cursor over the section you want to highlight. The program also allows you to annotate PDFs with the "sticky notes" function, indicated by a yellow dialogue balloon. Remember to save the document to preserve your changes.

2. Fill out forms with the "Fill and sign" function

"Fill and sign" function optimizes the filling of forms Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak"Fill and sign" function optimizes the filling of forms Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

"Fill and sign" function optimizes the filling of forms Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

If, when you receive a form, you print the document to fill it with a pen and scan it later, know that you are wasting time and wasting cartridge. This is because Adobe Reader allows you to edit the PDF directly in the program, using the "Fill and Sign" function, located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Adobe Reader allows digital signature in PDFs Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia LoubakAdobe Reader allows digital signature in PDFs Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Adobe Reader allows digital signature in PDFs Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

For that, I need to click on the button corresponding to the resource and select the option "Add text". Then, just place the cursor in the desired field and start writing. You can choose the font type and size. If the document requires a signature, click the "Sign" button to upload an image with your rubric or draw it with the help of the mouse. That done, just drag the signature to the corresponding location.

3. Read documents out loud

Reading aloud is among the accessibility features of Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia LoubakReading aloud is among the accessibility features of Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Reading aloud is among the accessibility features of Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Adobe Reader has an accessibility feature that allows you to read text aloud. The function is especially useful for users with visual impairments, who can consume PDFs without screen readers, but it can also help people interested in optimizing the reading of longer texts, for example.

Activate the simple feature: in the menu bar, just follow the path "View"> "Read aloud"> "Activate reading aloud". Then, the user must repeat the same steps and inform if he wants Adobe Reader to read the entire document or just the selected page.

4. Combine files into one document

Combine files into a single PDF with Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia LoubakCombine files into a single PDF with Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Combine files into a single PDF with Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Many people look for online services capable of combining PDF files when, in fact, it is possible to do it directly in Adobe Reader itself. To do this, just click on "Create" in the top menu and select "Combine files into a single PDF". Then, all you need to do is drag the desired documents to the indicated location and press the "Combine" button.

Adobe Reader native function allows you to compress PDFs Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia LoubakAdobe Reader native function allows you to compress PDFs Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Adobe Reader native function allows you to compress PDFs Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Reducing the size of a PDF file can be useful to make it lighter and send it by e-mail. There are several online services that perform the procedure, but it is possible to compress documents without leaving Adobe Reader. The procedure could not be simpler: when saving the PDF, choose "Reduced PDF size", within the "Save as other" option.

6. Convert PDF to DOC

Convert PDFs to .DOC files with Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia LoubakConvert PDFs to .DOC files with Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Convert PDFs to .DOC files with Adobe Reader Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak

Convert a PDF document to a .DOC file, an extension used by Microsoft Word, necessary when the user wants to update the text information. In Adobe Reader, conversion can be done in a few simple steps. Just follow the path "File"> "Save as another"> "Microsoft Word"> "Word document".