Modern Reader - Built in PDF reader for Windows 8

Microsoft is going to include the native PDF support by including a new application called Modern Reader which will be shipped with Windows 8 operating system. This article is about the built in PDF reader of Windows 8 called as Modern Reader.

Modern Reader - Built in PDF reader for Windows 8

Windows 8 is the newest and upcoming operating system that may be released in the year 2012. Mean while lot of rumors and leaks are spread about various features of this upcoming operating system. One of the new feature of Windows 8 is the built in PDF reader which is an application called as Modern Reader. So Microsoft will be including the native PDF support in the Modern Reader application.

The Modern Reader application would be providing a very simple user interface to quickly view PDF files. This is an application that utilize the AppX application model. The Modern Reader is the newest application which is very simple and displays PDF files fully and with 'zoom in' and 'zoom out' capability.

The Modern Reader can support side-by-side page views, and is also optimized for touch supporting devices. So we have a basic PDF reader in Windows 8. There is no clarity about which PDF technologies does Modern Reader would support. But it seems Microsoft wants to keep the Modern Reader as basic as possible. So we can expect that advanced PDF features like scripting or form filling may not be supported by Modern Reader.

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Author: Bharath10 Apr 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hi Raghav,

This is a nice article about PDF. That too in windows. Nowadays many articles leaking out about windows 8. Nice informations are those. Eager to see windows features.


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