1. punkouter's Avatar
    I have a collection of PDFs at c:\temp... so my routine now is to

    1. Turn on surface.
    2. Goto Desktop.
    3. Goto temp folder and double click on PDF
    4. Spend 2 minutes scrolling way down to page 485 in the PDF reader to find where I left off.
    5. Read.

    IT can take a few mins for all this.. is there some easier way?

    Having the page automatically bookmarked somehow would be the biggest helper..

    Id like to not have to download any additional programs but if there is a simple one that will help me use the surface as a easy to use bookreader for the metro ill try it.
    06-06-2013 01:12 PM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    If you swipe up from the bottom, at the far right is a more button ... Hit that and it has bookmarks. The only pdf book I had already had predefined bookmarks or chapters. So I wasn't able to check to see if I could create a bookmark on a random page.
    06-06-2013 01:29 PM
  3. punkouter's Avatar
    yeah.. I hit that and I scroll through about 400 bookmarks to find mind.. is there a way to set the page so next time the metro PDF reader opens the PDF it defaults to that page ? (Trying to find a use for the surface RT im barely using and so far reading on the metro seems the best way to use it if I could make it more convenient)
    06-06-2013 02:15 PM
  4. fwaits's Avatar
    Try freda book reader? That or can't you choose what page to jump to once a PDF is opened? The normal Adobe reader allows you to "Jump to page" by specifying a number.
    06-06-2013 04:14 PM
  5. johninsj's Avatar
    The $2.99 Pdf Touch app has "jump to page" scroller on swipe up/right click. If you close the file (swipe down, close) when you re-open it, it will be sitting at the page you closed it on.

    PDF Touch app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Adobe has Pinch Zoom out to get to a page thumbnail, or you can drag the scroll bar with the mouse (it shows page number on the left as you scroll) to scroll faster. You can bookmark in that.
    HeyCori likes this.
    06-09-2013 08:48 AM
  6. punkouter's Avatar
    ok ill try those.. I didn't see an option to jump to a page in the built in PDF reader and anyways Id rather it just remember the page I was on when I open the PDF
    06-09-2013 05:47 PM
  7. Siah1214's Avatar
    I have a collection of PDFs at c:\temp... so my routine now is to

    1. Turn on surface.
    2. Goto Desktop.
    3. Goto temp folder and double click on PDF
    4. Spend 2 minutes scrolling way down to page 485 in the PDF reader to find where I left off.
    5. Read.

    IT can take a few mins for all this.. is there some easier way?

    Having the page automatically bookmarked somehow would be the biggest helper..

    Id like to not have to download any additional programs but if there is a simple one that will help me use the surface as a easy to use bookreader for the metro ill try it.
    Use Word 2013, it remembers your place. Reader remembers my place on SkyDrive pdfs too....
    06-13-2013 11:18 PM
  8. Rellik66's Avatar
    ok ill try those.. I didn't see an option to jump to a page in the built in PDF reader and anyways Id rather it just remember the page I was on when I open the PDF
    Have you updated the reader app? Based on my testing, the Reader app does remember the last read page. Also, I recommend pinning Reader to the start screen, launching it will show any recently read PDFs, you can browse files as well.

    Oh, also you can pin your Temp folder to the directly to the start screen, save yourself a click. (Home tab in explorer, easy access, pin to start)

    Another idea would be to acquire (if possible) or convert (google it) your PDFs to EPUB and open them in the Overdrive (free) app, which is a moderately better experience for reading books.
    06-14-2013 04:50 PM
  9. Radnaksi's Avatar
    I have a collection of PDFs at c:\temp... so my routine now is to

    1. Turn on surface.
    2. Goto Desktop.
    3. Goto temp folder and double click on PDF
    4. Spend 2 minutes scrolling way down to page 485 in the PDF reader to find where I left off.
    5. Read.

    IT can take a few mins for all this.. is there some easier way?

    Having the page automatically bookmarked somehow would be the biggest helper..

    Id like to not have to download any additional programs but if there is a simple one that will help me use the surface as a easy to use bookreader for the metro ill try it.
    For now, try pinchig out and it will go into macro oberview of the pages. Helps you to skip 20 pages at once. Hope it helps... for now
    10-18-2013 08:39 PM
  10. kin_hang's Avatar
    just tried nook reader, works fine with bookmark function.
    10-29-2013 12:23 PM
  11. dang121's Avatar
    just tried nook reader, works fine with bookmark function.
    You can download an app call Book Bazaar Reader. Very good E-reader

    Book Bazaar Reader app for Windows in the Windows Store
    10-29-2013 12:34 PM
  12. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    I love Freda, this is one of the reasons
    11-02-2013 09:22 PM
  13. gilezzz's Avatar
    I have recently installed Bookviser (also free) and i find it very good and quick. I prefer it over Free Books. I like the "virtual page" look and the fact it's quicker at turning pages (even now that i'm reading Arabian nights, over 1000 pages!)

    Bookviser app for Windows in the Windows Store
    11-03-2013 09:41 PM

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