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How to View PDF in Full-Screen Mode? (Step by Step)

Are you looking for a way to view your PDF file in full screen on PDF reader to enhance the readability, but not sure how to do it? Here you will learn four different ways to open PDF in full screen. This is a step-by-step guide to view PDF in full screen mode just like how PowerPoint presentations are presented.

Part 1. Open PDF in Full Screen Via UPDF

UPDF is a user friendly and affordable PDF reader and editor. UPDF allows you to view documents in a full screen PDF mode just like any PowerPoint presentation. Also, it is the only app that offers more than just full screen PDF view. You can play with different options on the screen to display the file in full screen in PDF format for an impressive presentation. You can start the presentation from the beginning or on the current page. Even in the full screen mode, it allows you to make annotations like drawing with pencil and there is an option to erase any edits. Also, you can change the cursor to a pointer which makes reading easier. If you are not using UPDF already, you can download UPDF on your PC right now.

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To view PDF in full screen using UPDF, follow these simple steps:

Step-1. Open your PDF file using UPDF

If you have been using another PDF reader, you may need to right click on the PDF and select "Open with UPDF" option. Otherwise, open the UPDF app and then open the PDF document through 'File' tab, just like you do with any other office document.

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Step-2. Select Slide show

Once your PDF is open, you are in the "Reader" mode and you will find many options on the top.

Click on the far right option "Slide Show". This will open the PDF file in a separate window in full screen mode.

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Also, when you keep the cursor on the slide show tab, a submenu will open with 2 options viz. "Play from the Start" and "Play from the Current Slide". Picking the first option will start the slide show from the beginning of the file or page one. Picking the second option will start the slide show from the current page.

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There is a panel of options, at the bottom left corner. There is a "<" and a ">" icon, which are used to move the pages up and down respectively with the mouse. Also, the pages can be moved up and down with the arrow keys on your keyboard.

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The far left "Edit" option has some annotation tools and laser pointer. If you click on the laser pointer option, two more options will pop up on the top of the panel. The red dot pointer option will change the appearance of the cursor to a red pointer.

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The other option which looks like a tick mark will allow the pointer to draw a line on the screen when you drag the mouse.

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Also, the annotation tools have a pen option with different colors and an eraser to erase any edits drawn on the page.

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And if you are the one presenting, you can go to the presenter view. To pick this option, right click anywhere on the screen, click on "Use Presenter View". Switching between these 2 options can also be done by clicking on the view icon on the top right corner.

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To exit the full screen slide show, press "Esc" key.

You can also watch this YouTube video for the instructions to view PDF in full screen using UPDF:

And UPDF is not only a PDF reader with full screen mode, it offers other attractive features including:

  • Complete PDF text and image editing
  • Integrated AI to summarize, translate, explain, write, and chat
  • Annotations like text highlight, underline, text comment, text callout, stickers etc.
  • Several drawboard options like pencil (to actually write), eraser (to erase any edits), shapes, attach (any file format)
  • Stamps and signatures
  • PDF form editing and designing with interactive elements and fillable forms
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • UPDF Cloud
  • Effortless file sharing with others.

It is not wise to only hear that one person says about UPDF, you can also read a detailed review of UPF features here.

To use all these premium features, you need to download UPDF on your PC for free and then buy the premium subscription to enjoy all features mentioned above.

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Part 2. Read PDF in Full Screen Via Adobe Acrobat

If you have been using Adobe Acrobat reader, you may not even know that you can actually view PDF in full screen mode, like many of us. Adobe Acrobat also offers the option to view full screen PDF. Here are a few simple steps to do that:

Step-1. Open file with Adobe Acrobat

Open the PDF document with Adobe Acrobat. If you have been using another PDF reader, you may want to right click on the PDF and select "Open with Adobe Acrobat" option.

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Step-2. Open full screen mode

Click on the "Menu" tab on the top left corner. From the menu option, click on "View" which will open a submenu. From this submenu, click on "Full Screen Mode". Once you click on this option, your file will open in full screen mode.

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To close the full screen mode, press "Esc" key.

Part 3. View PDF in Full Screen Via Google Chrome

If you do not use any PDF reader installed, do not worry, you can still view PDF full screen on Windows 10 or other versions on your computer using google Chrome. You may already have Google Chrome on your computer, or you can download it. Here is a step-by-step guide to view PDF in full screen using Google Chrome:

Step-1. Open file with Google chrome

If you have been using another PDF reader, you may want to right click on the PDF and select "Open with Google Chrome" option.

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Step-2. Open full screen mode

Click on the icon with three dots (more actions) towards the right of the window. This will open a drop down menu with "Present" option. If you click on this option, your file will open in full screen mode.

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 To close the full screen mode, press "Esc" key.

Part 4. View PDF in Full Screen Via Microsoft Edge

If you do not have Google Chrome, you can use Microsoft Edge to read as well as view full screen PDF. It is similar to how Google Chrome works. Here are the simple steps to follow:

Step-1. Open file with Microsoft Edge

If you have been using another PDF reader, you may want to right click on the PDF and select "Open with Microsoft Edge" option.

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Step-2. Open full screen mode

On the tool bar, towards the right side, there is a double sided arrow tab. If you click on this tab, your file will open in full screen mode.

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To close the full screen mode, press "Esc" key.

Conclusion

Like most of us, you may not even be aware that you can view PDF in full screen mode before you stumbled on this page. You can use any method mentioned above. If you have been using Adobe Acrobat, you can use it to avail full screen option. But it does not allow you to do onscreen annotations which UPDF does. Also, with UPDF onscreen editing tools, you don't have to jump between PDF view full screen mode and the reader mode. This makes reading and presentation much less distracting. Also, to mention, UPDF is compatible with any operating system viz. Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Whereas Adobe Acrobat subscription costs really high at US$ 239.88 annually, UPDF is much cheaper and costs 10 times less at 25.99/year. So, click the link below and download UPDF on your computer, laptop, tab, or phone. 

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