Adobe’s Liquid Mode leverages AI to reformat PDFs for mobile devices

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You can better view and navigate mobile PDFs on the fly with Adobe Liquid Mode

If you’ve ever read a PDF on your smartphone or tablet, chances are you’ve probably gotten frustrated by the amount of pinching and zooming you had to do. Not only can this be a nuisance, but you might also miss or overlook important details within the document. To help you avoid these pitfalls, use Adobe Liquid Mode to improve your mobile reading experience.

Like reader modes on websites, Liquid Mode turns PDFs into a more readable format for smaller screens. It doesn’t change the PDF itself, but rather, it reformats headings, paragraphs, and images to create a better flow for mobile viewing. Plus, it creates an outline with collapsible and expandable sections for you to easily navigate within larger documents.

Liquid Mode also makes mobile PDFs more responsive to your needs. You can search text within the document, or expand its images. Use reading settings to make a better reading experience; you can alter the font size and letter and line spacing to suit your reading preferences.



The Liquid Mode feature reflows text, images, and tables in a PDF document to fit the screen of the device, while also analyzing the content of the document to identify headings, sections, and other elements. This enables the app to automatically create an optimized reading experience, which includes interactive elements such as collapsible outlines and searchable content.

With Adobe Liquid Mode, users can easily adjust font sizes, character and line spacing, without affecting the layout or readability of the content. The feature is particularly useful for users who need to read and navigate through long documents on their mobile devices, such as research papers, textbooks, or business reports.

Adobe Liquid Mode was launched in 2020 and is available for free on the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app for iOS and Android devices, and Play Store compatible Chromebooks. Adobe was the first tech company to allow readers to make incremental adjustments to character spacing, a feature that research demonstrates improves readability.

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