Free PDF software that will make your life easier

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    This software will not solve all the problems you may be currently facing in this economic whatever, but it will surely help your computer usage become faster, smarter and prettier.

    In this article, I will show you a collection of excellent applications that will help you use and manipulate your documents, all for free. You will learn about some pretty decent programs that allow you to print your documents in PDF format, convert your document to PDF format, convert website to PDFs, and more.

    The article is mainly intended for Windows users.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/pdf-software.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. InfinityAz

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    Mrkvonic,

    Nice job.

    I noticed you listed PrimoPDF, have you tried Bullzip (personal preference I guess).
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    No I haven't. Thanks! Another one to check.
    Mrk
     
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    Bull Zip is what I thorougly recommend, it uses Ghost Script and is among the most full featured PDF printer out there for free. It supports watermarking, encrypting etc. and many more. In fact after making the total transition to Ubuntu, I sorely miss Bullzip, the built in cups-pdf does basic printing well but its nowhere in terms of feature like Bullzip.
     
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    I agree with the previous viewer. Forget foxit, sumatra, tried those for ages.

    This is the best. ;)
    Portable version kicks @ss too. Fast to load, multiple tabs, ability to write text straight over a document, highlight text, draw diagrams, rotate documents, open 30 documents (or more) at once!

    PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER
    http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/PDF-XChange_Tools/pdfx_viewer

    Oh, and best PDF driver i've found to create PDFs is:
    www.dopdf.com
     
  10. Saraceno

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    See screenshot of some features.

    Strikeout text, highlight tool, typewriter tool to add text, and a default stamp 'approved'.

    Not to mention, fastest to load multiple documents instantly.

    pdf exhc.jpg
     
  11. bonedriven

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    I installed PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER and like it a lot. It's really fast. :D
     
  12. Saraceno

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    Bone, if you insert arrows, or text with the typewriter tool, by default it will give you wide-spaced courier new font.

    Highlight the text, or select the arrow/object, then you can change colour and size etc.

    I haven't found any slowdown between the portable or installation version.

    Some mornings I have to read through 50+ PDF reports. From windows explorer, I just drag them all in and they open instantly. That program is A+. Adobe free = D-. :cool:
     
  13. Saraceno

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    Some other interesting features.

    Right-clicking and being able to copy text as 'plain text'.

    pdf 1.jpg

    Reading a document as a two-page spread, joined/scrolling. And being able to launch Adobe reader if need be.

    pdf 2.jpg
     
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    I perfectly agree.

    And eXPert PDF 6 Pro for free makes for another worthy addition to them both!
     
  16. bonedriven

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I won't be too bored with all those readings. :-*
     
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