PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER (FREE)

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  1. tepe2

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    Haven't tried it, but I DO have their PDFXchange 3, which I highly recommend.
    You may want to look at Foxit Reader.
    It is a MUCH smaller program than PDF-Xchange Viewer.
     
  3. tepe2

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    Thanks. PDFXchange 3 must be the full-version?

    PDF-Xchange Viewer Free is supposed to have more features than Foxit Reader Free. But I will have a look at both.

    If I use one of these alternatives can I un-install Acrobat Reader? Or will there be certain things I need Acrobat Reader for? Any issues using alternatives to Acrobat Reader?
     
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    Hi Tepe2
    Absolutely.
    Many here have shied away from Adobe Reader due to it's bloat, inherent slowness.
    Foxit (can't comment on PDF-Xchange Viewer) is MUCH smaller/faster.
    (Don't use it much, as my default reader is GSView, but I have Foxit installed.)
    Yes, it's their .pdf conversion soft.
    I'd suggest a search here. As I recall a thread some time back ragarding alternate pdf readers.
     
  5. tepe2

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    Thanks :)

    I made a search and found a few threads.

    I'm going to try one by one until I find the one I need/like.
     
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    It's a good alternative to Adobe Reader and Foxit. I'm leaning towards PDF-Xchange Viewer rather than Foxit.
    Another option
     
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    May I ask why?
    (I notice PDF-Xchange Viewer's DL is >10Mb, vs Foxit's 1.6Mb)
     
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    Both open equally fast, but Foxit sometimes has troubles with complex PDFs and/or crash.
    Also, I prefer PDF-Xchange Viewer's GUI.
     
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    I noticed that too. Did you try it with some pdf you know foxit won't open correctly but this one does?

    I'll give that a go :thumb:
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    My online-banking forces me to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to get my bank statements in .pdf-documents. So I have no other choice.
     
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    That may be the case for me too. My bank also give me documents in pdf-format. I soon find out.
     
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    You might have the same issue like me. If my online-banking doesn't find AR on my computer in order to print my bank statements in .pdf-format, it gives me a link to download AR. So I have no other choice.
    It's not a problem for me and I'm not going to change my bank, just because it forces me to use AR. I have that bank since 1970.
     
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    The search for your pdf program is not invoked by your browser but by your bank?
     
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    That's what I said. My bank doesn't offer any choice than AR.
    My online-bank has also its own message system to communicate between bank and clients. I don't email with my bank, I use that message system and it has a login procedure, that makes any keylogger USELESS.
     
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    I tried PDF-XChange Viewer free and it worked with my online bank. First I uninstalled AR. Maybe I keep this one.
     
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    Usually, they're documents with embedded scripts. Also, Foxit crashes more than the norm in Win-9x systems (GDI+ errors) when there are various documents open.
    If I find a PDF which behaves this way, I'll send it to you.
     
  17. tepe2

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    I find a lot of free pdf-viewers.

    But I would also like to know if there's a free pdf-creator which allows me to convert non-PDF file into PDF file.
     
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    PDFCreator :)
     
  19. tepe2

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    PDFCreator of course! I knew I have read about it somewhere, but I had forgotten about it.

    Thank you so much lucas :)
     
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    A useful site is here, works for me and converts just about anything at all including pdf to pdf if say foxit hadn't show a document correctly.

    http://media-convert.com/
     
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    For conversion to pdf, you may also want to check out Bullzip PDF Printer. Works well, free, etc.
     
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    Thanks :thumb: :)
     
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    Thanks :)

    Good thing: You ask a question at Wilders, and always get 3-4 or more suggestions :thumb:

    "Bad thing": Never know what to choose, which is better. :D :D
     
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