Adobe has announced the launch of Liquid, which uses AI framework to understand the structure of PDFs. The company has launched Liquid Mode for a better reading experience on small screens like those of mobiles.
Adobe says that consuming content on mobile has long been a painful experience—especially if a document is long and wordy. Liquid Mode will debut first in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app for iOS and Android, including Google Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, followed by desktops and browsers. Liquid Mode will automatically reformat text, images, and tables for quick navigation and consumption on small screens.
Powered by Adobe Sensei, Liquid Mode uses AI and machine learning in the background to understand and identify parts of a PDF, like headings, paragraphs, images, lists, tables, and more. It also attempts to understand the hierarchy and ordering of those parts to reformat a static PDF into a more dynamic and customisable experience. Liquid Mode simultaneously creates an outline, collapsible and expandable sections, and searchable text for quick navigation. Users can even tailor font size and spacing between words, characters, and lines to suit their specific reading preferences.
As per the company, this is especially useful for those who may see text as too small, squished together, tight, or jumbled. With Liquid Mode, pinching and zooming is no longer necessary for users. Words are resizable and reflowable, images are tappable and expandable, and tables are responsive.