How do I open a .pdf file in Windows?

PDF (Portable Document Format) files are widely used for various types of documents, including spreadsheets, presentations, reports and more. With the advancement of technology, PDFs have become increasingly popular for a variety of reasons.You can open a PDF file in Windows without downloading any additional software. Most versions of Windows come with a built-in PDF viewer called Windows Reader or Microsoft Edge which enables you to view, print, and manage PDF documents.

To open a PDF file in Windows:

1. Navigate to the folder where the PDF file is located.

2. Right-click on the PDF file and select “Open With.”

3. Choose “Windows Reader” or “Microsoft Edge” from the list of available applications.

4. The PDF file will open in either Windows Reader or Microsoft Edge, depending on which application you selected.

5. To view the PDF in full screen, click the fullscreen button in the bottom-right corner of the window.

6. To zoom in or out, click the magnifying glass icon in the top-left corner of the window.

7. To navigate through the pages of the PDF, use the scroll bar or the arrow keys on your keyboard.

8. To print the PDF, click the printer icon in the top-right corner of the window.

9. To save the PDF, click the floppy disk icon in the top-left corner of the window.

10. To exit the PDF viewer, click the X icon in the top-right corner of the window.

If you don’t have a built-in PDF viewer installed, you can download one from the internet. Popular free PDF viewers include Adobe Acrobat Reader and Foxit Reader. For more advanced features, such as signing and editing, you may need to purchase a commercial PDF program.