PDF Problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

ChrisJ2014

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Mar 26, 2014
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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!
 

leeshor

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Dec 27, 2011
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Welcome to the forum

Which app are you trying to open them with, and how large are you talking about?
 

Traveller

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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.
 

ChrisJ2014

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Mar 26, 2014
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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.
 

Traveller

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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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