How do you view pdf files

Discussion in 'polls' started by lodore, Jan 1, 2016.

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how do you view pdf files?

  1. browser

    24 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. third party program (please list)

    84 vote(s)
    77.8%
  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    Thanks. Because they still released new versions I was under the impression that it at least still received bugfixes. Guess I'll switch to the free Editor.
     
  2. aztony

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    Foxit...
     
  3. roger_m

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    That's why I was still using it. Anyway, I'm now using their PDF Editor. As you can in the screenshot, I customised the toolbar to remove anything related to editing PDFs, and then resized it to half the height, to make it more like PDF-XChange Viewer. I don't need options related to editing a PDFs when I'm only viewing them, and it's nice to have a smaller toolbar again.

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  4. jasonbourne

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    Thanks for the info and clarification :)
     
  5. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    jasonbourne, you're welcome! Take care.
     
  6. JRViejo

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  7. hiten

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    I use PDF-XChange Viewer
     
  8. mood

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    Excellent PDF viewer on this end also. Portable seems always an ideal fit for some of us. Not for all.
     
  10. mood

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    It is lean, quick and it has a simple GUI.
    If someone is using Total Commander and want to view PDF files within the filemanager, the plugin slister can be installed.
    After navigating to a pdf-file and pressing "F3" (View), the Lister of Total Commander is showing the PDF file (SumatraPDF is embedded into the Lister)
     
  11. blacknight

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    Sumatra.
     
  12. bigc73542

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    Sumatra.
     
  13. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    PDF-Exchange
     
  14. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    Since getting my Surface Book laptop, I just open in the browser.
     
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  16. Stupendous Man

    Stupendous Man Registered Member

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    Thanks, JR.
    I noticed PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.323.0 a few of days ago.
    I don't know about the PortableApps version, but for the regular version the UI switched from classic toolbar in v6.0 to ribbon in v7.0, and user customizations are not saved when upgrading v6.0 tot to v7.0.
    For that reason, I will wait upgrading to v7.0.
    After switching from PDF-XChange Viewer to Editor, last January, I made many customizations in Editor 6.0, to fit it to my needs perfectly. It took some effort, but I liked the result very much.
    I hate the idea that I would lose my v6.0 customizations in v7.0, and would need to make a lot of adjustments once again.
    I'm fine with change, but not if it means I have to redo, or at least check, all my previous customizations.
     
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  17. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

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    Sumatra, usually.
    Pdf-xchange viewer - sometimes.
     
  18. Stupendous Man

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    Extensive replies regarding losing PDF-XChange Editor v6.0 customizations in v7.0, by Tracker Software Products developer (post #20) and Tracker Software Products CEO (post #21), on the Tracker Software Support Forum.
     
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  19. Wellies

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    I find using a browser is good enough.
     
  20. wolfrun

    wolfrun Registered Member

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    Browser and Sumatra
     
  21. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    foxit reader since 2 years.
     
  22. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    PDF-XChange Editor for a long time. Updated to 7, no problem since I don´t customize anything.
     
  23. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    W.10

    Online Chrome protected by WDEG.
    Offline Xodo PDF Reader & Editor App protected by WDEG.
     
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  25. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    I use Nitro Reader 5. Better IMO than the ones build in the browsers, but less heavy than PDF-XChange and Foxit.
     
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