Designed for anyone from home users to large corporate environments that wish to View/Edit/Modify and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC's. There is now a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader that truly raises the bar! The PDF-XChange Editor is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available on the market. This free pdf editor download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the licensed PDF-XChange Editor in evaluation mode - for free. No PDF reader or Viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange - or does so without compromising performance, quality or security. Checkout the feature list below and save $100's in unnecessary expenditure on your PDF software solution today.
PDF-XChange Editor Plus is now available. The new version of the Editor includes all the features of the standard Editor plus a newly designed Fillable Forms Designer/Editor. It also provides the ability to Create Dynamic Stamps using the features of the new Forms designer.
The licensed PDF-XChange Editor, 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. Now opens Image files & MSOffice documents natively and converts to PDF automatically.
The PDF-XChange Editor & Editor Plus includes the PDF-XChange Lite Printer, a virtual printer installed to your printers list for converting to PDF from any Windows application.
Do you require editing or creating fillable PDF forms? The PDF-XChange Editor Plus includes all the features of the PDF-XChange Editor plus a powerful new Fillable Forms Designer/Editor. Fast-track communication with customers or inter-department work flow with Fillable PDF Forms saving time & money.
Multiple Language Support, The PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus is installed with a base language set of English, French, German & Spanish, Additonal UI Language Extension packages are available here.
The FREE OCR functionality supports a base language set of English, French, German & Spanish. Additional OCR Language Extension Packages are available here.
The FREE download of the PDF-XChange Editor 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.
Free Stamp Collections for PDF-XChange Viewer/Editor - Click here
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Advanced features - License Required.
PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V6 includes improved rendering engine for viewing high resolution PDF files with maximum quality
PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V6 offers one of the most comprehensive sets of commenting and annotation tools available.
PDF-XChange Editor features the direct editing of PDF base content for text based pdfs (not created from scans).
PDF-XChange Editor Plus V6 includes an all new fillable forms designer allowing users to create and edit fillable PDF forms as well as dynamic stamps.
PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V6 features fast, intelligent document search capabilities.
PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus includes comprehensive set of standard and advanced printing options.
PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus includes multilingual support for user interface.
PDF-XChange Editor supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP** and later.
Version 5 (2012): Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.
Version 4: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.
Version 3: Still available for Windows 95/98
* Note: Though many users have virtualized some of our component products such as the PDF-XChange Viewer and PDF-Tools application using XenApp, we do not support this at this time.Particularly the printer drivers are not designed to work in a virtualized environment.
To experience the best performance of our products on all Windows operating systems, the onus is on users to ensure that they have all the latest available Microsoft Windows Service Packs & Updates installed.
PDF-XChange Editor 'Free Version' is free for private and commercial use, provided it is not bundled with other software for financial gain. In FREE mode, many menu items will be marked with a special marker indicating that the specific feature requires a license to use without, producing watermarks:
You can try any of these "Protected" features but, be very careful not to save your PDF if you do not want the watermarks to appear in the upper corners of each page in the document. Once a document is watermarked, there is no way to remove them without a license, so save a copy of the original PDF, before trying the PRO features in an unlicensed Editor. After purchasing a license for the Editor, use Document->Watermarks->Remove All to remove demo watermarks.
PDF-XChange Editor 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 Editor Help Manual.
Please note :
The PDF-XChange Editor 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) the PDF-XChange Editor license includes the PDF-XChange Lite Printer - (separate download available here) which will as well license with the Editor license key - the PDF-XChange Editor 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 6 Lite (Now FREE for non-Commercial use, and included for commercial use with the purchase of PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus v6 or PDF-Tools v6)
PDF-XChange 6 PRO (includes PDF-XChange Editor)
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 !!!
International Editor Language Support
PDF-XChange UI Language support files can be found and downloaded from the Language Support page, as well as access to the Language Localization tools should a particular language pack not currently be available.
FREE OCR Support
OCR functionality available at no charge in both the free and licensed PDF-XChange Editor. By default the installations includes 4 default language support (English, French, German & Spanish). Additional Language Extension packages are available here:
I am not a heavy user of PDFs but do work with them frequently.
Imagine my horror when my company uninstalled my Adobe Standard X and replaced it with some off-brand junk called PDF-XChange Editor Plus.
Well, seeing as I had no choice, I began to use the software.
The first 30 seconds of use I determined that maybe the program was okay so I continued.
That is when I realized that this program is VASTLY superior to Adobe.
I am still trying to figure out all that I can do to PDFs with this program and will likely be doing so for the foreseeable future.
Thank you Tracker. You Canucks are pretty sharp!
After years of use, I was tired of the the terrible user interface of Acrobat Reader. Your software is a delight for me (using it for 2 weeks now) !
I have PDF Xchange Pro V6 and PDF Tools V6. Where is the documentation for PDF Tools V6, I have looked everywhere. I am currently using the documentation for V4 but there are a few differences. Also Make it easy to find documentation. If you don't search the web high and low you won't find what you need.