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I have a specific use case for PDF reading, which I'm struggling to fulfill.

I frequently read magazines on my (Windows/Linux) tablet (hybrid, actually). Since the screen is relatively small (16:9 11.6") for A4 display, I've been trying which setup would make reading least uncomfortable.

I've found that keeping the tablet in portrait mode, zoom it a bit, and scroll the pages horizontally with touch input, full screen, and continuous mode.

One PDF reader, SumatraPDF, has actually this functionality, although it's very quirky: it's easy to flip page instead of scrolling horizontally, and when flipping page, it goes to the right end of the following page, instead of the beginning.

I've tried a few other ones, but they're not usable at all, in this way, namely Adobe Reader 11 And Foxit Reader, which don't zoom when in Full Screen mode or don't allow horizontal continuous scrolling.

Is there any PDF reader which can accomplish this? Any O/S would be fine (except Mac), as long as it:

  • supports zoom and horizontal continuous scrolling also in full screen
  • has touch interface
  • helo! i was looking for the same needs. In my iPad mini now i can read very confortably book scans with an app named "Documents" try its pdf reading feauture :) – user25807 Aug 11 '16 at 5:09
  • Any O/S would be fine (except Mac) – Jan Doggen Aug 11 '16 at 6:36
  • @JanDoggen Mac != iPad, not even mini-= :) But I agree to interpret Marcus' statement that way. – Izzy Aug 11 '16 at 10:11
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Xodo fulfills the requirements; it supports:

  • zoom
  • two-pages horizontal scrolling (which matches reading from a magazine)
  • is touch based.

It has some minor rough edges (my major complaint being not supporting automatic vertical fit), but does the job well.

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