Many mobile devices and contemporary web browsers now provide "in house" PDF viewers that are only minimally compliant to the PDF Standard (ISO 32000) -- So... it is like trying to cut a steak with a cheap-cheap plastic knife -- just not at all a happy activity eh.
Install Adobe Reader mobile on your mobile devices. Use it to view PDFs.
I always have to tell them to open it on a computer instead, and it's kind of a pain.
There is a way to open a PDF document in a web browser on a mobile device (phone/tablet).
Which types of mobile devices does your company use? iPads, iPhones, Android tablets/phones, and/or Windows Phones?
Here's a solution for iPads/iPhones.
Please take a look at the "Open from Safari" section of the following FAQ documents.
- For iPad, How to open PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS (iPad version)
- For iPhone, How to open PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS (iPhone version)
Using the iOS "Open in"/"Copy to" feature, you can switch from Apple Safari (the default web browser on iOS) to Acrobat Reader for iOS to view form fields and annotations/comments.
Some web sites may try to open a PDF document in a separate window, when you tap a link to a PDF document in a web browser. As a result, the PDF document may not open correctly or appear blank. To fix the browser problem, please go to iOS Settings > Safari and disable (turn off) the "Block Pop-ups" option.
Please let us know if you would like to know a solution for other device types.