PDF Problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

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  1. ChrisJ2014

    ChrisJ2014 Junior Member

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    Hello All, I am new to tablets, I purchased one so I wouldn't have to carry my laptop around at school as often. I have books and large PDF files I am trying to use on it, and it seems to crash the device when I try to jump to different pages, or search within the PDF.

    Is there a fix to this? A way to downsize the pdf, or anything because the reason I bought my Samsung was for this use, and well it doesn't seem to work well.

    Thank you for any advice, Im still trying to figure it all out!
     
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    Welcome to the forum

    Which app are you trying to open them with, and how large are you talking about?
     
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    Hi Chris, congratulations on your new Galaxy S3 and welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us here at Android Tablets. There are lots of free PDF apps on the market, I'd suggest you try a different one to see if it works any better on those PDFs. Just click this link to check them out: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=pdf reader&c=apps
     
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    With PDFs on Android I find Adobe Reader actually works best. It is possible to optimize a PDF to reduce its size, but you need the full version of Acrobat on your PC or laptop to do that. That assumes the PDF isn't secured against changes.
     
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    I have always used Adobe Reader on my tablet and like it a lot.
     
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    Thank you! I will look into the Acrobat to optimize it, Would you happen to have more information on how to do that? The school computers have Acrobat I believe.

    I have been using whatever it is that the tablet comes with (Polaris Office). I am trying The Adobe Reader and it is working quite a bit better than Polaris was. The PDF file in question is 13 MB in size.

    Thank you for the information and the welcome. I am still getting use to it, and trying to learn it.
     
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    Sure. In Acrobat X Pro, go to "Save As" and in the drop down menu that appears, select "Optimized PDF". From there you have a whole host of options, from reducing the resolution of images to wiping out the bookmarks. You'll have to play around with the settings to find one that works for you.
     
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