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Adobe introduces Liquid mode as an ambitious multi-year vision for PDF

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The following points will be useful to understand the growth of Adobe’s PDF from 1990 to today –

It will be the first step in a multi-year vision to fundamentally alter the way people utilize digital documents, to understand the way organizations extract document intelligence to gain a competitive advantage. It will use the power of Adobe Sensei, the cutting-edge AI framework for understanding the structure of PDFs.


The company has started to reimagine how people read and interact with digital documents, starting with reinventing mobile productivity over the 8.5×11 page.

Benefits of Liquid Mode

It is the future of PDF as the Liquid Mode will render a better reading experience that enables a better and lucid way to read documents on mobile. Using the content on mobile has long been a painful experience especially if it is long. Researches show that 65% of Americans find it useless and 45 percent found it difficult, 72 percent suggested that they would have used the mobile device more if the documents could be used properly.

This will be first in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app for iOS and Android, including Google Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, and then will bring it to desktops and browsers. Once you press the button, the Liquid Mode will reformat text, images, and tables for quick navigation and usage on small screens.

Specifications of Liquid Mode

Adobe Liquid Mode AI and machine learning uses the background to understand and identify parts of a PDF, like headings, paragraphs, images, lists, tables, and more. It shall also focus on the hierarchy and order of those parts to reformat a static PDF into a more dynamic and customizable experience.

Liquid Mode simultaneously creates an intelligent outline, collapsible and expandable sections, and searchable text for quick navigation. Users can even tailor font size and spacing between words, characters, and lines to suit their specific reading preferences. This is especially useful for those who might find the text too small, squished together, tight, or jumbled. With Adobe Liquid Mode, pinching and zooming are no longer necessary.

Uses of the Liquid Mode

With Liquid Mode, there will be more knowledge to expand its functionality and improve its reliability. Adobe Sensei technology comes into all of our document products and services.

AI will be able to replace months of intensive document research with a quick query that cross-references millions of PDFs in your organization at once. Or, uncovering groundbreaking medical insights from PDF data spread across millions of scientific research reports, medical records, or academic studies.

Through Adobe Liquid Mode, the company is exploring text personalization initiatives with partners and educational institutions to unlock the secrets of reading and retention for people of all ages and abilities.

To make the best use of the PDFs, without changing the PDF itself, will help everyone gain more insight and power from the trillions of PDFs housed in enterprise storage systems, PCs, mobile devices, and on the web.

Delivering exceptional digital experiences is our mission, and we’ve been working in the service of our customers to do just that for more than three decades. The development of PDF from the 1990s to making it as an open standard in 2008, to the debut of Liquid Mode today, there is a new beginning of an exciting new frontier where the experience of the pdf will be better from now.


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