I was delighted to discover that the Reader app that comes with Windows 8 could open PDF files. However, I cannot find a way to print from that app. When I right-click there is nothing on the bottom bar that lets me print a document.

How do I print a PDF file from the Reader app?


To print from a Modern UI app that supports printing:

  • open the Charms bar on the right side of the screen by pointing to the very top right or bottom right corner (or press Windows+C), then select Devices:

    Charms bar

  • click your printer:

    Devices list

  • choose whichever options you require and click Print:

    Print dialog


Just type Ctrl + P with your keyboard and the following print dialog appears on the right side.

Or swipe to the right side and select your printer under devices (thanks cable729).

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  • I hope you have a keyboard ;-) – FiveO Oct 25 '12 at 16:23
  • If you don't have a keyboard you can print by swiping from the right side to get your charms bar and selecting devices. – Caleb Jares Oct 25 '12 at 16:28

Detailed steps with a tablet also in the article below.


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