Quick Start Guide

All PDF Reader & Editor is an all-in-one PDF and eBook reader, viewer, and annotator. The app supports multiple document formats including PDF, ePub, MOBI, XPS, CHM, DjVU, Open Document (ODT), Fiction Books and Comic Books, as well as image files including PNG, JPG and TIFF. This guide features the essential functions of the app to help you get the most out of the software. 

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How to open PDF or eBook files

To open a supported document, be it a PDF or eBook file, just follow these steps:

  • click File > Open… from the main menu. 
  • From the “Open Document” dialog box, navigate to the folder where you store the target file.
  • Locate and select the file and then click the Open button


Useful tips to make things easier:

  1. If you know the file extension of the document you want to open, use the File Type Selector dropdown button to only show files of that type. It is located above the Open button and to the right of the File Name entry of the Open Document dialogbox.  
  2. If you have previously opened a document, it may already be cached in the “recently opened file list”, which can be accessed from the File > Open Recent menu

How to navigate through a PDF or eBook file

You can use the mouse wheel or Page Up and Page Down keys. You can also use the Up and Down arrow keys.

With the Browse mode on (the button with the hand icon from the top toolbar), you can hold down the mouse pointer and drag the document up or down to navigate through multiple pages continuously – until you stop dragging the mouse.

The sidebar of the app also presents four different options of navigating a document:

  1. Thumbnails: present a compressed visual overview of each page of the document.
  2. Annotation list: captures all markups that’re generated for and saved with the document.
  3. Bookmarks: is the collection of bookmarks that can be placed and saved.
  4. Table of Contents (TOC): a feature that’s supported by certain eBook formats like EPUB files. 

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How to annotate a PDF or eBook file​

The app provides a set of annotation tools for any documents it can open. There are two ways of accessing these tools:

  1. Select Tools > Annotations from the file menu to open the Annotation toolset. Pick one of the tools to work on the document.
  2. Click the Quick Annotations dropdown button from the main toolbar and select one of the tools saved in the list. You can configure the list by selecting “Configure Annotations…

The app provides two kinds of annotation tools:

  • Text annotations: highlighters and underlining tools for text-based file like PDFs
  • Graphic annotations: straight line, freehand line, polygon, stamp, highlighter, inline note, popup note and etc. 

Annotations are saved and managed from the Annotation sidebar tab. You can also revisit, edit and save an annotation as you go. 

Although not all file formats support embedding annotations, you can use the Okular Document Archive (.okular) format for those formats that don’t support this feature.

How to bookmark your document​

The app offers a versatile bookmark feature, allowing you to save the position on the page in a bookmark with multiple bookmarks per page. 

To add a bookmark:

  • Navigate to the page and place the cursor at the position of your choice
  • Right mouse click and select Add Bookmark

To manage bookmarks:

  • Open the bookmark view by displaying the sidebar (File menu: Show Sidebar, then click on the bookmark tab)
  • Filter bookmarks by typing keywords in the Search… box located at the top of the bookmark tab.
  • Right-mouse click a bookmark to access features like Go to, Rename, or Delete Bookmark.

How to copy, convert, and print files

When permitted by the particular DRM settings of a document, you can copy, convert, and print the document file, in part or in whole. 

To copy text: 

  1. Choose the Text Selection toolbar button, which is located in between the Browse and Quick Annotation toolbar buttons.
  2. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to copy, hold down the mouse and drag to select the entire body of the selection.
  3. Press Ctrl+C or right mouse click and select Copy Text

To print a document, click File > Print… to open the Print dialogbox and follow the specific instruction as provided by your printer manufacture.

To convert or export a document, select File > Export as. Select one of the four options:

  • Plain Text
  • PDF
  • Open Document Text
  • HTML

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