Windows 8 to Include A Built-in PDF Reader

windows 8- built-in pdf reader

If you’re sick of Adobe Reader, and tired of digging through the plethora of alternatives, Windows 8 will put an end to that.  Shipping with Windows 8 will be a built-in PDF reader, code-named “Modern Reader,” that runs on the AppX engine.  It’s sleek, has a simple interface, and while there isn’t much else to say about it at this point –just about anything is better than Adobe Reader.


windows 8 pdf reader side-by-side

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Windows 8 metro code name

via Rafael Rivera @withinwindows



  1. John A.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    It’s about time. You can create PDF docs in office 2010 out of the box so they should have put it into win 7.

  2. Ron White

    August 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    More proof that designers should never be allowed to touch the *content* of language. How is a typeface “fast,” or “in motion,” or for pity’s sake “entirely authentic?” Give me an example of a typeface that’s not “authentic.” Designers, stop drinking your own ink.

  3. Steve Krause

    August 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Is the .pdf an open standard now or did Micrisoft have to license this from Adibe to include it fully in Windows 8? I’m guessing they wrote a check or got adobe to add it to the office contract?.?.?

    Anyone know?

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