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A product suite that includes all of the above PDF products and allows you to do pretty much whatever you want with PDFs

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PDF-XChange Editor

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New PDF-XChange Editor SDK Released SDKs for PDFs: Clarion® SDKs:

NEW PDF-XChange Editor SDK Released

Providing a wide range of features and functions such as PDF creation abd editing, searching, rendering and printing, importing and exporting PDF documents

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Clarion® Developers now have the choice of using our generic SDKs, or downloading our Clarion® specific SDKs which include extra Clarion® classes, templates and examples for fast and easy integration into their Clarion® based applications.
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PDF-XChange Viewer


The PDF-XChange Editor is now available and supersedes the PDF-XChange Viewer !


The No.1 rated BEST PDF Reader - as voted by Life Hacker Readers by a 2-1 margin for the 2nd year in a row!

Those wishing to View/Modify or perform simple editing and even OCR Image based PDF files 
on their Windows PC's now have a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader! The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available. This free pdf viewer download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO' in evaluation mode - for free. No PDF reader or Viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange - or does so without compromising performance and quality, checkout the feature list below and save $100's in unnecessary expenditure on your PDF software today. Also included are the very powerful PDF-XChange Shell Extensions and iFilter.

The licensed PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO', is a PDF creator in it's own right, allowing users to create PDF files directly from scanners, image files and can even take a .txt or a .rtf file and convert it to PDF or build your PDF document from scratch.

The FREE OCR functionality supports a base language set of English, French, German & Spanish. Additional Language Extension Packages are available here.

The FREE PDF viewer download of the PDF-XChange Viewer may be used without limitation for Private, Commercial, Government and all uses, provided it is not -: incorporated or distributed for profit/commercial gain with other software or media distribution of any type - without first gaining permission.

A Software Developers  SDK is available including for licensing in 3rd party software applications that require the functionality of a PDF reader, or the ability to edit PDF files from within their own applications, without exorbitant royalty fees.

Note: For those users that would still like to use the licensed "PRO" version of PDF-XChange Viewer, the Serial keys for PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-Tools and PDF-XChange Pro are compatible for directly unlocking the "Pro" features of the Viewer.

Now available: Free Stamp Collections for PDF-XChange Viewer - Click here



PDF-XChange Viewer Help Manual - To reduce the size of the Viewer installer download file the Help Manual is now a separate download.

You can download the Viewer Manual here: Download PDF-XChange Viewer Help Manual.

Please note :
The PDF-XChange Viewer is not designed to create new PDF files from 3rd party document formats such as MS Office, Internet Explorer etc - if you wish to create NEW PDF files from Windows applications (any that can print to paper)  then choose one of our Virtual Print drivers below - the PDF-XChange Viewer is designed to create PDF files only from images - or to scan new pages from your scanner - as well as View/Modify/Annotate etc - existing PDF files!

We recommend all users who need to ask which version to download - use the exe/zip installers (the only difference is one is wrapped in a zip file as some download management software will block '.exe' files) as this will correctly sense and install for the Windows version you use,  MSI installers do not and you must be sure you download the right version - for the operating system your system uses.  

Virtual Print Drivers

PDF-XChange 4 Lite (Now FREE for non-Commercial use, and included for commercial use with the purchase of PDF-XChange Viewer Pro)

PDF-XChange 4 Standard

PDF-XChange 4 PRO (includes PDF-XChange Viewer PRO)

MSI Installer Options - who should use ?
The easiest answer to this is if you are not sure - do not use these installers - they are aimed at corporate system administrators - not general users, so if you are not sure - use the default installer provided and not the MSI installer option !!!

BETA Releases - who should use?
We will periodically be offering a Beta release of the latest PDF-XChange Viewer, this will be available to all and will be updated as may be useful, meaning the alternative 'stable' releases will be offered less frequently than has been the case to date. It is recommended that this is used by advanced users only who are comfortable using beta software and aware that it may contain issues and bugs - but accept this and would prefer to take advantage of the latest functionality available. We suggest this should not be used by corporate users with large installed client bases unless specifically recommended to do so by a member of our Support team.

FREE OCR Support
The new OCR functionality available at no charge in both the free and licensed PDF-XChange Viewer, requires the use of build 200 of the Viewer or later. By default the installations includes 4 default language support (English, French, German & Spanish). Additional Language Extension packages are available here:

If PDF-XChange Viewer build 200 or later has been installed without the OCR Base Languages support, the Base Language Pack will need to be downloaded and installed prior to any other of the available language packs.


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Current Version: 2.5.316.1 (Updated on 4 Feb 2016)
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP or later*
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by Leo Novsky 12 Jul, 2012 11:28 PM PDT

This is BY FAR the best PDF manipulation program out there. Easy to use, it is totally versatile. I am able to manipulate documents as if I was in ADOBE. It is also fantastic for filling out PDF forms. The Photo option is GENIUS!

Thank you!

by Arno Brocken 27 Mar, 2012 09:14 PM PDT

Great software, and I have tried a few others over the years. Lots of features, and one of a few that allow manipulating pages within the document through thumbnail drag-and-drop. Loads very fast, renders the thumbnails fast, too. OCR support a bonus, albeit a bit slow.

by Abd Muis 3 Feb, 2012 08:12 AM PDT

The new FREE OCR feature rocks. I've been trying to OCR my pdf Cad drawings using other standalone OCR softwares but repeatedly failed especially when the size is bigger than A3 size.

Can you add batch processing so that the more repetitive tasks like printing, ocr etc is faster.

Thanks for a great product which has now permanently replaced Acrobat on my pc.

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by casper 19 Mar, 2014 10:10 AM PDT

THIS IS AWESOME!!! I use it for school to make my work. i work on a laptop and my workbook is a pdf file so this is just great!

by Craig Saunders 6 Mar, 2014 12:10 PM PDT

Easily the best PDF viewer on the market. The editing functionality is FANTASTIC, we love this product!!

by Константин 5 Mar, 2014 04:16 AM PDT

Удобный и легкий. Респект создателям!