Adobe Launches Liquid Mode

A new viewing option called Liquid Mode automatically reformats text, tables, images, and more to make them readable on small screens.

Recently, Adobe announced an update for Acrobat Reader that leverages the company’s ML platform - Sensei, to make it easier to read whole documents on smartphones and tablets.
A new viewing option called Liquid Mode automatically reformats text, images, tables, and more to make them readable on small screens.
 
Well, Adobe describes Liquid Mode, as the first step in a "multi-year vision to fundamentally change the way people consume digital documents.".
 
The new Liquid Mode will debut first in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app for iOS and Android, followed by desktops and browsers. With the push of a button, Liquid Mode will automatically reformat text, images, and tables for instantaneous navigation and consumption on small screens.
 
 
Liquid Mode is powered by Adobe Sensei, and uses AI in the background to understand and identify parts of a PDF, like headings, paragraphs, lists, images, tables, and more. Liquid Mode also attempts to understand the hierarchy and ordering of those parts to reformat a static PDF into a more dynamic and customizable experience. It simultaneously developes an intelligent outline, collapsible and expandable sections, and searchable text for quick navigation. You can even tailor font size and spacing between words, characters, and lines to suit your specific reading preferences.
 
"With the launch of Liquid Mode – a breakthrough technology powered by years of deep ML research, document reading will now become a first-class experience on mobile. With no need to pinch and zoom and easy navigation, documents will be as easy to read as web pages." said Abhigyan Modi, VP Engineering of Adobe Document Cloud.