Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Trying to read on the Surface Pro with the Reader app

  1. #1

    Trying to read on the Surface Pro with the Reader app

    So, I have to read a gigantic book on Microsoft System Center 2012 for work. I decided that it would be a great time to use the Surface Pro as my reading device. My copy of the book is in a PDF file.

    So I launch the full screen reader app and start reading. Discover rather quickly, that I cannot bookmark where I read to, nor does the application remember what point i made it to.

    Is this reader app really this limited? Can I not be in the process of reading multiple things like I can with my Kindle.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    LOL. It is only an "app." Are you expecting the moon on a stick?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    There is a thing called Adobe Reader Touch, Adobe Reader on the Desktop, other pdf reading apps...

    Not that difficult to understand.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    I know how to read a PDF, but this is a 1,300 page book that I have to read for work. I solved my problem by utlizing the kindle app for the desktop and that allows me to bookmark where I am.

    On my actual kindle, it remembers exactly where I left off in each book I am reading. So, I can be reading 3 different books and it remembers my location in all 3. That's what I was hoping the built in READER app would do, but I couldn't figure out any way to make it do that. Each time I opened the app again, it took me to page 1 in the PDF.

    In case you are wondering, I am reading Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed
    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed: Kerrie Meyler, Byron Holt, Marcus Oh, Jason Sandys, Greg Ramsey: Kindle Store
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Trying to read on the Surface Pro with the Reader app

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Supported OS for Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3
Source: Supported operating systems for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2
Drivers & Hardware
Foxit Reader works fine -- uninstalling Adobe pdf reader
Hi there I've just installed Foxit PDF reader -- It works fine -- now am uninstalling Adobe pdf reader. Don't know whats up with adobe these days --if I could find a decent alternative to Photoshop I would --Note the GIMP is fine but I NEED photoshop unfortunately --it's still the best out there...
General Support
Microsoft Surface Pro get half battery life of Surface RT
Read more at source: Microsoft Surface Pro to have half the Surface RT's battery life | ZDNet
Windows 8 News
28 Days Under the Surface: Running RT on Surface Tablet
From Mark Minasi (long-time Winodws guru/trainer) Newsletter #103: 28 Days Below the Surface:* Looking at Windows 8 RT on Microsoft's New Tablet
Windows 8 News
Surface with Windows RT Surface. See more, share more, and do more wit
Surface with Windows RT includes Microsoft Skydrive and pre order here for the UK Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store - Welcome
Windows 8 News
lit, mobi etc e-reader formats to epub - Also e-reader program (FREE)
Hi there for E-reader users who want to change say kindle mobi format to epub (open standard) or lit (ms reader) to epub plus a load of other conversions then this excellent FREE program does the job with flying colours and works on W8 as well. If you will eventually be a Windows R8 tablet user...
Software and Apps
Multi-card reader not being read - Request assistance!
Hello, Put together a system and after running down issues and setting W8 the way I like it, I neglectfully forgot to test the mini-card to USB device. It does not work. I was trying to copy something over on a compact flash memory disk I have. I did some basic troubleshooting on my level, went...
Drivers & Hardware

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook