my email attachment .pdf shows up as a whole document, rather than just as an icon.. HOw can i get it to open in Reader?
Is this a question for Acrobat Reader for iOS (iPad/iPhone), Android, or Windows Phone?
Are you trying to open an email attachment in Apple Mail on your iPad/iPhone?
If Apple Mail shows a preview image of the PDF document (instead of an attachment icon), you can long-press (press & hold) over the preview image and select "Open in Adobe Acrobat" from the popover that appears.
Please see option (c) of the "Open from Mail" section in the following FAQ documents for more details.
Please let us know if this does not answer your question. Thank you.