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Transform and experience PDFs in a whole new way

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What is PDF Reader?

The PDF Reader (included in your Read&Write subscription) allows you to create, view and edit PDFs in new ways. By improving accessibility, collaboration and engagement.

Our PDF Reader is great for all subjects. Helping educators transform PDFs into interactive digital worksheets. Using annotation tools to add instructional notes and comments on the PDF. It provides more ways to complete online assignments and improves feedback and collaboration. All this including the support from the Read&Write tools that you know and love - in school or at home.

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Who does PDF Reader benefit?


  • View and access digital resources using PDFs from the web, your Google Drive or OneDrive.
  • Help students improve and progress by quickly annotating and returning PDF worksheets. With both Google Classroom and Schoology integrations.
  • Enhance student learning experiences with personalised feedback. Using voice notes and typed annotation tools.
  • When paired with Snapverter, easily identify and OCR inaccessible PDFs.
  • Support individual student needs by providing consistent access to the literacy tools they need to succeed.

Your Students

  • Provide students with interactive ways to complete any type of PDF assignment. They can engage by typing, drawing, commenting or dictating voice notes.
  • Equip students with the tools they need to access and understand content independently. Including text to speech, dictionaries and highlighters.
  • Promote communication and group work with real-time collaboration on PDFs.

Features - at a glance

Annotation tools

Typewriter Icon

Typewriter lets you type text on top of the PDF, with Talk&Type and Prediction tools available to assist.

Pushpin Icon

Pushpin is ideal for making notes or adding instructions or other helpful hints to a PDF assignment.

Freehand Drawing Icon

Freehand Drawing to scribble and draw on your PDF to complete assignments or highlight important information.

Shapes Drawing Icon

Shapes Drawing for creating circles, rectangles and lines with customised lines and fill colour.

Reading & Writing tools

Play Icon

Text to Speech reads words, passages, or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual colour highlighting.

Speechmaker icon Speechmaker icon

Text & Picture Dictionaries provide definitions and displays images to help with word comprehension

Speech Input icon

Talk&Type turns the spoken word into text.

Studying tools

Scan icon

Audio Maker converts selected text into an audio file, and automatically downloads.

Vocab icon

Build a Vocabulary List instantly into a new doc, including selected words, the dictionary definitions, images from Widgit Symbols, and an editable notes column


Collect Highlights from text in documents or the web for summarising research and to create bibliographies.

Interactive PDFs in your Learning Management System

Create digital workflows using the PDF Reader within Google Classroom and Schoology. Helping teachers assign PDF worksheets for students to access and complete.

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