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Last Updated On: June 5, 2016
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How to read PDF files without a PDF reader in Windows PC?

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You may already installed a PDF reader in your PC for reading PDF files. If you don’t know already, we don’t need a PDF reader in windows for reading pdf files.

In this tutorial, we will discuss how to read PDF files without installing a PDF reader in our PC. Before I am proceeding to the main content, I suggest you when you should install a PDF reader and when not.

When should you install a PDF reader on your PC?

I recommend you to install a PDF reader software on your PC if you are a hard reader and want to enjoy the full feature of reading experience. Because most of the PDF readers providing features like making notes and more what others are not providing.

When should you not install a PDF reader on your PC?

You don’t have to install a PDF reader if you are reading PDF files less often like once in a month etc. Most of us read PDF files once in a month or two times, so why we should install a software for reading PDF file only. Because we have already a number of software programs installed on our PC which can read PDF files.

How to read PDF files without installing reading software?

Here I am sharing you the methods that I am using for PDF reading.

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  1. Web Browser

Do you have a web browser installed in your PC? Most probably yes, you have a web browser software installed on your PC. Then that is enough for reading your important PDF files instantly. All of the popular web browsers offering you PDF reading support. I have already tested with Google Chrome, Edge, and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.

You can read your PDF files in your web browser, right-click on your PDF file and select Open With then click Choose another app and choose any web browser.

Note: In windows 10 Microsoft’s PDF reader may not be supported for long, so you need to open PDF files using Edge browser.

  1. Microsoft Word

We know that Microsoft’s Word is the best software available for creating and managing document files. That’s why they are offering a feature for reading and editing PDF files.

Note that you don’t have right to edit one’s PDF files using MS Word.

You can read your PDF files in Microsoft Word, right click on your PDF file and select Open With then click on Choose another app and choose MS Word.

  1. Your Method

If you have another method for reading PDF files on your PC without a PDF reader, share your method to help readers like you.