Open a PDF file

The first time you launch Nitro Pro, it checks if you have another PDF viewer installed on your system. Nitro Pro offers to make itself your default PDF viewer, allowing it to automatically open your PDF files when you double-click them from the file browser.

TIP: You can view a PDF file in your web browser. For more information, see Nitro PDF web browser plugin.

Open a PDF file

Use any of the following procedures to open a PDF file in Nitro Pro:

The File Menu

  1. In the File menu, click Open, press Ctrl+O, or select Open from the Quick Access Toolbar

  2. Click Computer and then click Browse to navigate to the location of the file you want to open, and select it

  3. Click Open

Drag-and-drop

  1. Open up a Windows Explorer window (Win key+E) and locate the PDF file you wish to open

  2. Resize your Explorer window to allow your Desktop to show in the background

  3. Drag the PDF file from the Explorer window and drop it onto the Nitro Pro shortcut

Double-click or right-click

  1. Open up a Windows Explorer window and locate the PDF file you wish to open

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Double-click the PDF file

    • Right-click the file, select Open with, and then select Nitro Pro

TIP: You can configure Nitro Pro to be the default PDF viewer. See Preferences.