Some things are just to be expected. The retirement of the Reader app that Microsoft created for users of Windows 8, and brought along for the ride in Windows 10 as well. But with the Edge web browsers gaining the ability to display PDF files, it was only a matter of time before the company pulled the plug on this...

Publishing is not a new field for Microsoft. In the past, the software titan has crafted some really amazing books and user guides for its software and hardware products. Physical, paper books, I mean. But for some odd reason it did not include tutorials or a dedicated help and tips section on Windows 8. Surprising,...

If there is one thing Microsoft has really nailed with Windows 8.1, it is the area of help and support. And no surprises here, when you consider that this is one part of the core Windows 8 that was criticized by users and reviewers alike. Then again, for an operating system that departs so heavily from previous...

Online applications are a bold new frontier for Microsoft, and the company continues to regularly add new features to its online applications. Its popular Word Web App now offers users the ability to easily view PDF documents. The company has announced that this feature has been added for people that use SkyDrive,...

The lack of dedicated help tutorial with Windows 8 confused a fair bit of users early on when the operating system hit store shelves last year. Some third party apps filled in the void, but ultimately this drew disapproval from some circles. So much so that Microsoft has created a special help section — it will be...

Windows 8 arrived on the store shelves last year with some sweeping changes to the user interface. While most of the underlying technology stayed the same, the frontend got a major makeover. And needless to say while almost all experienced users found their way through the new operating system, some novice and...

The initial release of Microsoft’s built-in PDF Reader app for Windows 8 received poor reception and scathing feedback from users. So much so that most of the reviews hovered between the one and two star range. Quite a sight, I tell you. Microsoft itself on its official blog (somewhat casually) admitted that the first...

When it comes to reading PDF files, most people fancy sticking with official software from Adobe. This holds true on Windows 8 too, as is evident from the amount of times this app has been downloaded. While Microsoft has added native support for reading PDF documents in Windows 8, it has not stopped Adobe from...

Portable Document Format (PDF) is arguably one of the most popular formats to represent documents, independent of software, hardware and OS. Each PDF document is self-contained; it contains the complete description of how to display itself, font, graphic, text, etc. Its ability to display itself in a consistent...

This is pretty cool. Liveside.Net are reporting that Office 2013 will let you open and edit PDF’s in place. Their Quote: Edit PDF content in Word With Word 2013, you can convert a PDF document into a Word document and edit the content. To convert a PDF, you open it like you would any other...