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The React PDF Viewer is a lightweight and modular component for viewing and printing PDF files. It provides the best viewing experience available with core interactions such as zooming, scrolling, text searching, text selection, and text copying. The thumbnail, bookmark, hyperlink and table of contents support provides easy navigation within and outside the PDF files.

Why choose Syncfusion React PDF Viewer?

React PDF Viewer High performance

High performance

Thousands of PDF pages can be loaded instantly. On-demand loading and virtualization support helps reduce the initial loading time for larger PDF files.

React PDF Viewer annotation

Rich annotating tools

The PDF Viewer offers various annotations including including text markup, shape, stamp, sticky note, measurement, free-text, and ink.

React PDF Viewer interaction mode

Easy to interact

PDF Viewer Offers selection and panning interaction modes in your loaded PDF documents, making interaction easier.

React PDF Viewer comment

Flexible comment panel

The comment panel can be used to add comments as annotations, replies to comments, and statuses to the PDF file.

React PDF Viewer handwritten signature

Add handwritten signatures

You can add handwritten signature to your PDF files. Customize them by resizing, moving, deleting, and saving them. They enhance the digital process.

React PDF Viewer responsiveness

Adapts to any resolution

The PDF Viewer is designed to be responsive with an optimized design for desktops, touchscreens, and smart phones. It works well on all mobile phones that use iOS, Android, or Windows OS.

React PDF Viewer themes

Attractive, customizable themes

Cutting-edge design with several built-in themes, such as Fluent, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Material, and Fabric. Utilize the online Theme Studio tool to customize themes easily.

React PDF Viewer globalization

Globalization and localization

Enables users from different locales to use the component by formatting the text content to suit their preferences.

React PDF Viewer Code Example

Easily get started with the React PDF Viewer using a few simple lines of TSX code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our React PDF Viewer Example that shows you how to render and configure a PDF Viewer in React.

 * Default PDF Viewer sample
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import * as React from 'react';
import { PdfViewerComponent, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch, Annotation, FormFields, Inject } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-pdfviewer';
import { SampleBase } from '../common/sample-base';
import { RouteComponentProps } from 'react-router';

export class Default extends SampleBase<{}, {}> {
  render() {
    return ( 
        <div className='control-section'>
            {/* Render the PDF Viewer */}
            <PdfViewerComponent id="container" documentPath="PDF_Succinctly.pdf" serviceUrl="https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer" style=>
                <Inject services={[Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, LinkAnnotation, BookmarkView, ThumbnailView, Print, TextSelection, TextSearch, Annotation, FormFields]} />

Open PDF file

Open and display both normal PDF files and those protected with AES and RC4 encryption algorithms (password protected). Open PDF files from stream, file paths, and as byte arrays.

Open pages in React PDF Viewer.

Review or annotate PDF files

Review PDF files using a rich set of annotating tools in the React PDF Viewer.

React PDF Viewer Highlight Text

Highlight text

Highlight important text in React PDF files. Also, customize the appearance of the highlight or remove it.

React PDF Viewer Underline Text

Underline text

Underline notable text in PDF files. You can customize the color of the underline or remove it.

React PDF Viewer Strikethrough


Strikethrough unimportant text in PDF files. You can customize the color of the strikethrough or remove it.

React PDF Viewer Shape Annotations

Shape annotations

Use drawing tools to add rectangle, circle, ellipse, line, arrow, and polygon to a PDF file. The shapes can also be moved, resized, and customized.

React PDF Viewer Calibrate - Measuring Tools

Calibrate - Measuring tools

Measure the distance, area, radius, volume, and perimeter of the objects using measurement tools.

React PDF Viewer Stamp Annotation

Stamp a document

Add stamps to a PDF file like applying rubber stamps to a paper document from the list of built-in stamps or create your own stamps.

React PDF Viewer Free Text Annotation

Free-text annotation

Include free text in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of free text.

React PDF Viewer Sticky Notes and Comments

Sticky notes and comments

Add sticky notes and comments anywhere in a PDF file. It can be moved and removed.

React PDF Viewer Handwritten Signature

Handwritten signature

Add handwritten signature to PDF files. The signature can be resized, moved, removed, saved, and customized.

Responsive rendering

The React PDF Viewer is engineered to be responsive and can withstand changes in the size of the parent element.

Responsive rendering in ng PDF Viewer.

Printing PDFs in React PDF Viewer.

Printing PDFs

The PDF Viewer in React supports printing loaded PDF document along with adding and modifying annotation and signature details.

Built-in toolbar

The React PDF Viewer component comes with a powerful built-in toolbar to execute the most important actions such as page navigation, text search, view mode, downloading, and various annotation actions. You can design your own toolbar as required with PDF Viewer APIs.

Built-in toolbar in React PDF Viewer.

Form designing in React PDF Viewer.

Form designer

The PDF Viewer control provides the option to add, edit, and delete form fields. The form field types supported by the PDF Viewer control are text box, password, checkbox, radio button, list box, dropdown, signature field, and initial field. The form field values can be exported to and imported from JSON, XFDF, FDF, and XML formats.

Import and export annotations

Annotations in a PDF file can be exported as JSON and stored in the database. You can also import annotation JSON data to a PDF file.

Import and export annotations in React PDF Viewer.

The React PDF Viewer control supports different internal and external navigations.

Bookmark navigation in ng PDF Viewer.

Bookmark navigation

Bookmarks saved in PDF files are loaded and made ready for easy navigation. Navigate within the PDF file of the topics bookmarked already.

Thumbnail navigation in React PDF Viewer.

Thumbnail navigation

Thumbnails are miniature representations of actual pages in PDF files. This feature displays thumbnails of the pages and allows navigation.

Hyperlink navigation in React PDF Viewer.

Hyperlink navigation feature enables navigation to URLs (website links) in a PDF file.

Table of content navigation in React PDF Viewer.

Table of contents navigation

Table of contents navigation allows users to navigate to different parts of a PDF file that are listed in the table of contents section.

Zooming and Panning

Zoom in and out allows users to view a page closer and view a larger part of the page, respectively. Additionally, users can navigate by panning from one region of the React PDF Viewer page to another.

React PDF Viewer Zooming and Panning

Select and copy text in React PDF Viewer.

Select and copy text

The React PDF Viewer with rich UI allows users to select the text in the PDF document and copy it to the clipboard. This is helpful for sharing text content with others.

Search text

Locate all occurrences of a given text and navigate through them found occurrences easily.

Search text in React PDF Viewer.

Toolbar customization in React PDF Viewer.

Toolbar customization

Create a custom toolbar with any of the options that can be performed using the built-in toolbar.

Interaction mode

Selection mode in React PDF Viewer.

Selection mode

In this mode, the text selection can be performed in the PDF document loaded in PDF Viewer. The panning and scrolling of the pages by touch cannot be performed in this mode. It allows users to select and copy text from the PDF files.

Panning mode in React PDF Viewer.

Panning Mode

In this mode, the panning and scrolling of the pages by touch can be performed in the PDF document loaded in the PDF Viewer, but the text selection cannot be performed.


Keyboard navigation in React PDF Viewer.

Keyboard navigation

The React PDF Viewer component ensures that every tool is accessible using the keyboard. Major operations like open file, page navigation, zoom ratio, add comments, show or hide annotation and form designer toolbars, print, and download can be done without any mouse interaction. This helps in creating highly accessible applications.

React PDF Viewer RTL

Screen reader

The React PDF Viewer has complete WAI-ARIA accessibility support. The PDF Viewer UI includes high-contrast visual elements that help visually impaired people to have the best viewing experience. Also, valid UI descriptions are easily accessible through assistive technologies such as screen readers.

React PDF Viewer RTL

Right to left (RTL)

Right-to-left rendering allows displaying the text and layout of the PDF Viewer from right to left. This improves the user experience and accessibility for RTL languages.

Other supported frameworks

The PDF Viewer component is also available in Blazor, Angular, Vue, JavaScript, ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET MVC frameworks. Check out the different PDF Viewer platforms from the links below,

Supported browsers

The React PDF Viewer works well with all modern web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera.

Supported browsers


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Accurate and reliable PDF rendering.
  • Easy navigation and interactions.
  • Review PDF files with annotating tools such as text markup, shape, measure, free-text, stamp, and sticky notes.
  • Supports filling and editing of AcroForms.
  • One of the best React PDF Viewer in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Mobile-touch friendly and responsive.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with React PDF Viewer.

You can find our React PDF Viewer demo, which demonstrates how to render and configure the PDF Viewer.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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