By Teddy CipollaFri. 25 Aug. 20233min Read

How to Read a PDF Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this blog post, we will guide you on how to read a PDF book and recommend PDF Reader Pro as the ultimate solution for your digital book needs.
How to Read a PDF Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

PDF books, eBooks, and all the free PDF books you could ask for. The digital age has made reading and learning incredibly affordable and accessible for practically anyone with a device to read them.

But how well do you read your PDF books? We don't mean your reading comprehension but your efficiency and effectiveness.

This article will walk you through the best methods for reading and enjoying PDF books using PDF Reader Pro.

Megon Venter
Blog Author - B2B SaaS Content Writer
Megon is a B2B SaaS Content Writer with 7 years of experience in content strategy and execution. Her expertise lies in the creation of document management tutorials and product comparisons.

Step 1: Get the Right PDF Reader

There are plenty of great PDF readers available online, but we'd like to recommend PDF Reader Pro as a versatile and user-friendly option.

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PDF Reader Pro has many features that will improve your reading enjoyment and efficiency, which we will explore throughout this article.

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Step 2: Set Up Your Page Display

We want you to read your PDF books comfortably, with every little page detail set to your personal perfection.

That's where our "Page Display" menu comes into play.  

PDF Reader Pro tool with Page Display options

  1. Display Mode: Choose the number of pages you would like to display, and use "Read Mode" for the best comprehension setting.
  2. Split View: Vertical or Horizontal splits are useful for comparing and cross-referencing a document.
  3. Rotate: Here you can choose to change the orientation of your page, depending on your preferences.
  4. Themes: Want to read in bed? Change the theme to "Dark" to avoid eye strain. 

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B2B SaaS Content Marketer
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Step 3: Use the "Outline" Tool for Quick Navigation

The Outline tool can be found on the right side of our tool, represented as a bullet point list.

PDF Reader Pro tool showing

  1. You can easily navigate your PDF book by jumping to any section.
  2. Be aware of drop-down sections to jump to specific chapters.

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Step 4: Add Comments and Annotations

Adding comments to PDF books is a great way to keep track of your thoughts and references. It's also essential for academic work or if you need to share comments with a colleague.

PDF Reader Pro tool showing Annotation features

  1. Click on the "Tools" feature.
  2. Click on the "Anchored Note" icon, which is shown as a comment icon.
  3. Click on any PDF book section to add an annotation, and fill out the annotation box.
  4. You can change the color and opacity of your annotation using the "Anchored Note" menu on the right side.
  5. Manage all your annotations using the Annotation menu on the right side of the PDF Reader Pro tool.


Step 5: Make Full Use of the "Tools" Feature

Finally, we'd like you to get a working understanding of our "Tools" feature. This will allow you complete editing and mark-up control over your PDF book.

PDF Reader Pro tool showing

  1. Click on the "Tools" feature in the top toolbar.
  2. Underline: Underline any text you want to draw attention to.
  3. Strikethrough: Remove any text from view using the strikethrough tool.
  4. Freehand: Use the "Freehand" tool to mark PDF books with complete freedom and personalization. 

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Johan Müller
B2B SaaS Content Writer
Source: LinkedIn

I use PDF Reader Pro not just for work but also for leisure, especially for reading my favorite PDF books. It's perfect for highlighting memorable lines in poems or key sections in chapters, helping me engage more deeply with the text.

Another tool I frequently use is the bookmark feature, which allows me to easily mark and return to my favorite passages or points of interest without flipping through pages.

This combination of features enriches my reading experience, making PDF Reader Pro an essential app for both my professional and personal document needs.

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