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Any advice on this issue would be appreciated.


I have Surface RT running windows 8.1 with 2 gig of RAM and the 32 bit OS


When I use my finger to scroll through docs in PDF viewer, the screen gets blurry and then if I keep trying to page down, the screen will turn white then it takes a few seconds (seems like forever) for the screen or whatever to "catch up" then the doc text is displayed.


Any advice on what causes this?  Is it just a limitation of the machine?  Not enough memory?  The PDF viewing app?  I don't know where to start to look for a fix... other than buy another faster device?



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I just tried using my Surface RT 64gb device. I had a 3 page PDF file stored on oneDrive/skyDrive. The file is roughly 790kb and contained scanned in images of prescription receipts. The application I have associated is the default PDF file viewer (Reader by Microsoft).


The first page came up quickly (sub second) first blurry then sharper. This is normal. As I changed pages, the scenario continues. But each time, the page loading is sub second and the conversion from blurry to sharp is quick.


Factors to consider: How big is the file, file location and network load/bandwidth. The bandwidth I have is 12 mbps and there was only two devices connected at the time (my son was streaming YouTube).


Not sure what issues you are having but the device can handle it.


Sent from my Surface with Windows RT using Tapatalk

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You may want to give the Adobe Reader for Windows 8/RT a test. I found it to be a little faster in handling larger PDF files. I was using the MS PDF reader app a while back to open and read some rather large 8mb PDF files. The performance was very poor on my Surface 2. As I flipped thru the various pages (especially the pages with drawings) The each page would eventually open and but it was painfully slow.... I tried opening the same files with the Adobe reader app, and the performance was much faster.  Still not great but much better.

In both cases, the PDF file in question was locally stored on the my Surface 2.

There could be pros and cons to using the MS PDF reader app as compared to the Adobe reader app but I'm haven't seen a list as of yet.

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Thanks for the feedback.  I too browse my docs from my local drive.


I do more than just read.  I use an app called drawboard PDF.  I really like this app for marking up the PDF file.  I am trying to go paperless with my horse racing handicapping.  I was using way too much ink and paper.  Anyway, I was trying to determine if it was the app that was slow or my device. 



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