1. jamesnote's Avatar
    So I downloaded a .pdf file, but when I click on it in the Download folder, I got an error msg that says "Can't open file" Do I need a 3rd party app to read .pdf files, ie Adobe Reader? Thanks.
    01-23-2016 09:43 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't remember if Drive PDF Viewer was pre-installed or not, but that's what I use. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...apps.pdfviewer
    01-23-2016 09:47 PM
  3. jamesnote's Avatar
    I don't remember if Drive PDF Viewer was pre-installed or not, but that's what I use. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...apps.pdfviewer
    Thanks. This Viewer was not pre-installed. I don't think any pdf viewer is pre-installed on the PE. I think I will use this 3rd party app for viewing the pdf files.
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    01-23-2016 09:52 PM
  4. jamesnote's Avatar
    I don't remember if Drive PDF Viewer was pre-installed or not, but that's what I use. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...apps.pdfviewer
    Doesn't seem like Drive PDF Viewer works for me. I think maybe I don't have Google Drive enabled. However, I use Adobe Acrobat Reader and it's working for me so far. On a somewhat different note, as I know you're the expert here. Do you know how to clear the contents in the Downloads icon? I deleted all the downloaded files using my PC when connecting the phone using the USB, and it shows nothing in the Download folder. But when I click on the Downloads icon on the phone, it still shows all the files that I had downloaded.
    01-23-2016 10:55 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    The only problem with Adobe is weight - it's a lot of program for a small function. Foxit MobilePDF is much lighter (uses fewer resources).

    To clear the download history, tap the icon, tap "Clear List" (at the bottom) and tell it to clear.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2016 12:28 PM
  6. hrbib21's Avatar
    I second using Foxit. Works great

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    01-24-2016 07:54 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    I have both Docs and Drive installed. I don't recall downloading any PDF viewers but I haven't had any issues opening PDFs on my Moto X.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2016 11:13 PM
  8. ScottMGS's Avatar
    The Amazon Kindle app also reads PDFs I believe.
    01-25-2016 05:30 PM
  9. dmark44's Avatar
    Google PDF viewer is available in the Play Store. It's supposed to be the like the Drive viewer but decoupled from Google drive. It looks like a lighter program in terms of memory size.
    01-25-2016 06:18 PM
  10. dmark44's Avatar
    I've got built in PDF viewers with Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Dropbox and ES File Explorer. If you're interested in those apps, you'll get a PDF viewer with them.
    01-25-2016 06:20 PM
  11. jamesnote's Avatar
    The only problem with Adobe is weight - it's a lot of program for a small function. Foxit MobilePDF is much lighter (uses fewer resources).

    To clear the download history, tap the icon, tap "Clear List" (at the bottom) and tell it to clear.
    Thank you. I checked out Foxit MobilePDF on Play Store and it shows 18M file size, and I went to Apps and checked out my Adobe Acrobat Reader, it shows 17.60 MB filesize. Essentially the same.
    01-26-2016 06:36 PM
  12. isdaako's Avatar
    Mine opens pdf's with whatever is stock. (docs or slides?)
    01-27-2016 08:23 AM

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