PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor

The smallest, fastest and most feature-rich free PDF viewer/editor on the market.

Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and digitally sign PDF files - and that's just the beginning. Please see below for a breakdown of the main features of PDF-XChange Editor.

Is it free to use?
More than 70% of the features in PDF-XChange Editor do not require a license to use. The remaining features, which are clearly identified, will place a 'trial' watermark on output if they are used without a license.

PDF-XChange Editor Plus includes additional functionality for the creation and editing of fillable forms, the creation of customizable dynamic stamps, and an Enhanced OCR plugin that coverts scan based PDFs to fully editable PDFs. 

The PDF-XChange Lite virtual printer is included with this product at no additional cost.

Current version: 9.1.356.0

Single User License

PDF-XChange Editor Plus

USD $59.50

Single User License

PDF-XChange Editor

USD $46.50

Presenting Build 355 - Released in July 12th, 2021!

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Simply put: the smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF software available. Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR* and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve. PDF-XChange Editor can be used to create PDF files from scanned documents, images, text files, Markdown files and much more. This software can also be used to convert Microsoft Office documents to/from PDF** – a feature that many PDF applications do not offer. There are over a hundred features available, including more than thirty tools that can be used to assist in the creation of document comments, annotations and links. These tools make editing PDFs a finely-tuned, precision process that produces documentation and image files of the highest quality. Our user-friendly functionality is diverse enough to meet the needs of all practitioners from novices to professionals. Please see below for an extensive list of all available features and functionality. 

*The default OCR engine identifies text in documents and uses it to create an invisible text layer that is placed on top of the existing text. An Enhanced OCR plugin is now included in PDF-XChange Editor Plus. It is more accurate, dynamic and faster than the default OCR engine (and the previous EOCR plugin) and contains a range of extra features. Over 150 additional languages are now supported! Find out more here.  

**Please note that source MS Office files must be text-based in order to be converted into text-editable PDF documents, and MS Office must be installed on the local machine for this feature to operate.

Our support team endeavor to respond to all queries within eight working hours – and we are usually much faster. We are available via email at support@tracker-software.com. Alternatively, browse our free support forums and Knowledgebase for the answers to your questions.Free stamp collections to use in conjunction with PDF-XChange Editor are available here.

Please note that if it is intended to incorporate and/or distribute this software with other software for commercial profit then you must first gain permission from Tracker Software Products.

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Rename Duplicated Form Fields

A new option has added that enables the automatic renaming of form fields. This option is available when dragging and dropping document pages in the Thumbnails pane results in the duplication of field names.

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Shrink Page Content in Headers and Footers/Bates Numbering

This new feature enables the shrinking of page content in order to ensure that the text in Headers and Footers/Bates Numbering does not overlap with page content.

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Simultaneous Editing of Identical Document Images FREE

This new feature can be used to edit all identical images in documents at the same time.

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Convert Line, Polygon, and Polyline Annotations to Measurement Annotations FREE

It is now possible to convert Line, Polygon, and Polyline annotations to Measurement annotations (and vice versa) in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Support for Bookmarks and Internal Links in XPS to PDF Conversion FREE

Support for bookmarks and internal links during XPS to PDF conversion is now available in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Cross Section Support for 3D PDFs FREE

Support for cross sections is now available in 3D documents in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Initial Support for Opening Microsoft Azure RMS-Protected Documents FREE

Initial support for opening documents protected by Microsoft Azure RMS has been added to PDF-XChange Editor. Further improvements will be available in future builds.

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New Layer-Selection Options FREE

It is now possible to select document layers according to a range of new criteria, such as all Visible, Hidden or Empty layers.

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Password Strength Indicator FREE

A password strength indicator has been added to PDF-XChange Editor and is visible during password edits.

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Paragraph Properties for Annotations FREE

Customizable paragraph properties are now available for annotation text in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Improved Right-to-Left Support for Text FREE

RTL support for text has been improved in this build of PDF-XChange Editor.

 

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Per-Monitor Resolution Mode FREE

Improved high-DPI support is now available in PDF-XChange Editor: the new 'per monitor resolution' mode provides the correct UI appearance for any resolution used in multi-monitor configurations. 

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Intranet Disconnection Protection FREE

A new feature has been added in this build that makes it possible to resume work with open intranet files when a connection is lost and returns, or when PCs are awakened from hibernation.

Numerous Additional Bug Fixes and Improvements FREE

As usual, a range of features, improvements and bug fixes have been made in this release of your favourite software for the viewing, editing and creation of PDF documents - PDF-XChange Editor. Please see the Version History for further information.

Edit Documents FREE

Utilize a broad range of Editing Tools, document enhancing features, navigation panes and page editing options to edit and update your PDF documents. Switch between the Classic/Ribbon UI and optimize the user interface for mouse or touch-based interaction as desired.

Add Comments and Annotations to Documents FREE

Add comments and annotations to documents in a variety of formats including geometric shapes, text boxes, hyperlinks and audio files.

Manipulate Documents

Create, print and email documents. Combine existing PDFs into a new document. Create PDF documents directly from scanned material (note that this is a free feature). Convert documents to MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint formats. Note that PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Enhance Documents

Add/remove watermarks, images, backgrounds and barcodes to documents. Avail of dynamic editing aids and utilize custom page ranges. Create fillable forms and add JavaScript-enabled actions to documents.

Secure Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES Encryption that maximizes your document security. Inherent Data Execution Protection functionality saves your files from malicious malware and viruses. Use digital signatures to further enhance your security and add timestamp server verification as desired.

Customize Your Experience FREE

Utilise an array of preferences to customize your user interface and default options. Create your own toolbars and use the launch options to add convenient links to third-party applications.

Double Your Value

When you buy a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor you will receive a free copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite absolutely free.

Use the 3D Model Tree Pane to View/Edit 3D Comments FREE

The 3D Model Tree Pane to view, manipulate and edit 3D comments in documents.

Use the Tags Pane to View/Edit Structured PDF Information FREE

Use the Tags Pane to view/edit structured PDF information and tag documents in order to meet Accessibility requirements.

Use the Order Pane to Determine the Reading Order of Documents FREE

Use the Order Pane to view and edit the reading order of tagged document content and conform to Accessibility requirements. 

Correct Text with the Text Correction Tool FREE

Use the Text Correction feature to add annotations that indicate base content text should be removed or replaced.

Sanitize Documents

Use the Sanitize Document feature to remove sensitive information from documents. 

Set the Zoom Type for Bookmarks

Use the Set Bookmark Zoom Type feature to determine the zoom level for bookmarks. 

Merge Pages

Use the Merge Pages feature to merge split pages.

Select Pages Options for Thumbnails FREE

Use the Select Pages options in the Thumbnails pane to select thumbnails with specified content such as text, images or comments.

Find and Redact Document Content

Use the Find and Redact feature to find and redact specified document content such as text, credit card numbers and dates.

Paste from Clipboard Options FREE

Paste options in PDF-XChange Editor enable you to paste text as plain text/rich text in documents, paste text as a new bookmark title, paste text as a new document in the Attachments pane or a new page in the Thumbnails pane.

Utilize Dynamic Editing Panes to Edit and Update Documents FREE

Use the Content, Bookmarks, Thumbnails, Named Destinations, Attachments and Fields panes, amongst others, for harmonious document browsing and editing.

Export Content to MS Office Formats

Use the Export feature to export selected content to MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint formats. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. Additionally, please note that this is a licensed feature. If this operation is performed without a license then the output documents will be password-protected. PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Edit Base Content

Use PDF-XChange Editor to edit the base content of documents. Please note that a license is required to edit all content except for text-based content. The Edit Content Tool can still be used to edit non-text based content in unlicensed versions, but  watermarks will be added when documents are printed/saved.

Create/Edit/Remove Weblinks FREE

Use the weblinks feature to convert document URLs into weblinks, or remove weblinks from documents, at the click of a button.

Navigate Documents FREE

Use the Hand Tool to browse seamlessly through documents.

Select Base Content Text FREE

Use the Select Text Tool to select base content text in documents.

Edit and Manipulate Images

Use a range of image-editing options to edit document images. Replace, Recompress, Save and/or OCR images.

Add Base Content Text to Documents

Use the Add Text feature to add text to documents at the base-content level.

Transform Selected Content

Use the Transform Selection feature to edit the size, location and rotation of selected content items.

Duplicate Selected Content FREE

Use the Duplicate Content feature to create copies of selected annotations or content items. Specify horizontal/vertical/page offsets as desired.

Copy, Cut, Delete or Zoom to Selected Content FREE

Use the Selection options to copy, cut, delete or zoom to selected content as desired.

Create Stamps from Selected Content FREE

Create new stamps from selected content, then use the Stamp Tool to add them to documents.

Create Documents from Selected Content

Convert selected content into new documents at the click of a button.

Arrange Selected Items FREE

Use the Arrange options to align, distribute and/or homogenize selected items.

Use Advanced Bookmark Features

Avail of a range of advanced options for the creation, manipulation and management of bookmarks.

Edit Content in Third-Party Applications FREE

Export content directly into third-party applications for editing. Content updates instantly in PDF-XChange Editor when it is saved in third-party applications.

Use the Content Pane to Edit Document Content

The Content Pane enables the direct selection and editing of document images, text and other content. A dynamic range of editing options is available for selected content items.

Use the Bookmarks Pane to View and Edit Document Bookmarks

Use the Bookmarks Pane to view, edit, create and update document bookmarks.

Spell Check Documents FREE

Use the advanced document spell-check feature to ensure documents are error-free.

Use the Fields Pane to Manage Form Fields

Utilize the Fields Pane in order to efficiently view, edit and manage document form fields. 

Take Document Snapshots FREE

Use the Snapshot Tool to take snapshots of the current document view that copy to the local clipboard in bitmap format.

Multiple Document Windows FREE

Use the New Document Window feature to view the same document in multiple windows that update simultanesouly when documents are edited.

Use Guides and Rulers to Enhance the Editing Process FREE

Use the Guides feature to align document content and the Rulers feature to check the size of document objects.

Edit Existing PDF Content

Enjoy the ability to edit existing PDF content such as text and shapes, permanently remove content with the redaction feature and measure dimensions with the advanced Measurement Tools. Please note that it is not possible to edit scanned material.

Use the Thumbnails Pane to View and Edit Document Pages

The Thumbnails Pane provides a quick and efficient way of viewing and editing document pages.

Enable Snapping for Precision Editing FREE

Enable the Snapping feature to align the edges of comments, annotations, images and other content flawlessly to grids, guides and/or objects.

Redact Content

Use the redaction feature to remove content permanently from documents.

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Add, Remove and Reorder Layers and Text Labels for Layers

It is now possible to add, remove, reorder and add text labels and comments to document layers in PDF-XChange Editor, as well as show/hide all modifiable layers as desired.

Updated Enhanced OCR Engine

The Enhanced OCR engine in PDF-XChange Editor has been updated to ABBYY Finereader, which is a significant improvement on the previous OCR engine. Text is recognized at a far higher degree of accuracy and more than 190 languages, including Arabic and Hebrew, are now supported for this feature.

OCR Selected Regions FREE

The OCR Selected Region feature can be used to perform optical character recognition on areas defined by the Snapshot or Crop Tool.

Overlay Document Pages

Use the Overlay Pages feature to overlay documents with existing document pages.

Recompress Images

Recompress Images has been added in version 9 that makes it possible to recompress document images according to a range of customizable settings.

Text List Formatting Options

Bullet point and numbered lists are now available when adding/editing base content text in PDF-XChange Editor.

Text-Editing Improvements FREE

A range of improvements have been made to the process of Text-Editing in V9 of PDF-XChange Editor, including the ability to make soft returns and utilize RTL (right-to-left) text. 

Enhanced Layers Functionality

It is now possible to define a default layer when placing comments and content into documents, and you can also click and drag items from the content pane to the layers pane in order to specify the layer to which the content belongs.

Crop to White Margins

The Crop to White Margins feature makes it possible to redefine the visible area of the document to match the Bound Box of the content on each page.

Split Document by Size

The Split Document by Size feature makes it possible to split a document into smaller documents of a user-specified size.

Normalize Media Box Offsets FREE

Use the Normalize Media Box Offset feature to reset page coordinate offsets when cropping or resizing document pages.

Split Pages by Guide Lines

The Split Pages by Guide Lines feature makes it possible to split document pages via existing page guide lines.

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Guide Line Enhancements FREE

It is now possible to import and export guide lines, view/edit guide line properties and select multiple guide lines at the same time in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Font Replacement Feature

Use the Replace Fonts feature to change the style, size and color of document fonts, including those used in comments and form fields.

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Draw Lines for Tables in OCR

This OCR functionality makes it possible to control table detection in order to improve performance for certain document formats.

Add Typewriter Text Comments to Documents FREE

Use the Typerwriter Tool to add text-based comments to documents.

Use the Eraser Tool to Remove Pencil Tool Annotations FREE

Use the Eraser Tool to erase annotations created with the Pencil Tool.

Add Strikeout Annotations to Document Text FREE

Use the Strikeout Text tool to add strikeout annotations to document text.

Add Highlight Annotations to Document Text FREE

Use the Highlight Text tool to add highlight annotations to document text.

Fit Box by Text Content FREE

Use the Fit Box by Text Content feature in conjunction with the Text Box, Callout and Typewriter tools to fit the size of the boxes that these annotations use to the custom text that they contain.

Add Text Box and Callout Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Text Box and Callout Tools to add text boxes and callout annotations to documents.

Add Line and Arrow Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the customizable Line and Arrow Tools to annotate documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles. 

Add Shape Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Rectangle and Oval Tools to add shape annotations to documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles.

Add Polygon and Polyline Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Polygon and Polyline Tools to add polygon and polyline annotations to documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles.

Add Cloud Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Cloud Tool to add cloud annotations to documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles.

Add Freehand Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Pencil Tool to add fully-customizable freehand annotations to documents.

Add File Attachment Comments to Documents

Use the File Attachment Tool to embed files into documents. Select from a range of customizable icons to represent embedded files in the parent document.

Utilize the Comment Styles Palette FREE

Use the Comment Styles Palette to create, edit and utilize customized comment styles for twenty different formats of comments and annotations. Each format features a range of default styles that can be cloned and updated as desired.

Measure Distances FREE

Use the Distance Tool to measure distances in documents. Choose from a range of customizable arrow annotations to represent measured distances.

Measure Perimeters FREE

Use the Perimeter Tool to measure perimeters in documents. Choose from a range of customizable annotations to represent measured perimeters.

Measure Areas FREE

Use the Area Tool to measure areas in documents. Choose from a range of customizable annotations to represent measured areas.

Flatten Comments

Use the Flatten Comments feature to flatten comments and convert them into base document content.

Summarize Comments FREE

Use the Summarize Comments feature to create customizable summaries of document comments.

Export Comments to a Data File FREE

Use this feature to export document comments to a data file.

Add Caret Annotations to Documents FREE

These annotations are used to indicate that text should be replaced/inserted in documents. The Text Correction tool has also been added in conjunction with caret annotations. This tool enhances the process of correcting text in documents via the use of Caret annotations.

Add Annotations FREE

Add interactive annotations to documents such as geometric shapes, arrows and freehand lines. Unlike the Adobe Viewer, PDF-XChange Editor does not require the PDF creation tool be to Adobe-certified.

Add Stamps to Documents FREE

Use the Stamp Tool to designate the status of documents. Choose between a range of default stamps or create your own stamps from selected content, images or files. Use the Stamps Palette to view and manage stamps.

Create Dynamic Stamps for Documents

Use the JavaScript Console to add dynamic JavaScript actions to customized stamps, then place them into documents.

Add Sticky Note Annotations to Documents FREE

Add Sticky Note annotations to documents and enchance the editing process. Unlike Adobe products, PDF-XChange Editor does not require the PDF creation tool be to Adobe-certified.

Add Underline Annotations to Document Text FREE

Use the Underline Text tool to add underline annotations to document text.

Add Links to Documents FREE

Add links to documents in order to link to alternative document locations or external sources. Enhance links with dynamic functionality such as JavaScript or the activation of predefined PDF-XChange Editor commands.

Add Audio Files to Documents FREE

Use the Sound Tool to add audio content to documents. Upload a sound file or use a microphone to record the file. Several default icons are available to represent the sound file, and they can be customized as desired.

3D Comment Support

Add/edit 3D comments and linear measurements to documents with PDF-XChange Editor.

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Export Selected Comments FREE

Use the Export Selected Comments feature to export only selected comments from documents.

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Convert Polygon Annotations to Area Annotations FREE

Use the Convert to Measure feature to convert polygon annotations to area annotations.

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Clear Measurements from Distance Annotations FREE

Use the Clear Measurement feature to remove measurements from Distance, Perimeter and Area annotations and convert them into Line, Polygon and Polygon Line annotations respectively.

Convert Lines to Distance Annotations and Polylines to Perimeter Annotations FREE

This feature makes it possible to convert line annotations to distance annotations, and polyline annotations to perimeter annotations. 

Perform Accessibility Checks on Documents FREE

Use the Accessibility Checker to determine whether or not documents meet the requirements to be defined as Accessible, which means they can be accessed by users with visual impairments or other disabilities.

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Convert from PDF to MS Excel Format

Convert from PDF to MS Excel format. Please note that if this operation is performed without a license then the output document will be password protected. Source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

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Convert from PDF to MS PowerPoint Format

Convert documents from PDF to MS PowerPoint format. Please note that if this operation is performed without a license then the output document will be password protected. Source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. 

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Convert from PDF to Plain Text Format FREE

Convert documents from PDF to plain text format. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. 

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Convert PDF Documents to PDF/A FREE

Convert PDF documents to the PDF/A format for long-term archiving.

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Convert PDF Documents to PDF/X FREE

Convert documents from PDF to PDF/X format in order to facilitate graphics exchange operations.

Utilize New Tab Options

The new options in the document tab right-click menu enable the duplication of tabs and the closing of tabs to the right/left of the selected tab, or the closing of all tabs except the selected tab.

Use Inherited Zoom for Named Destinations

Inherited Zoom can be used in the creation and modification of Named Destinations.

Spreadsheet Split

Use the Spreadsheet Split to split the view of the current document into four identical sections and enhance the editing process.

Digitally Sign and Save Documents to External Repositories

Save documents that were opened from external repositories such as SharePoint, Google Drive and OneDrive to their original location when these documents are digitally signed.

OCR Documents FREE

Use the OCR engine to perform advanced Optical Character Recognition on documents.

Convert to PDF

Convert a wide range of industry-standard file formats, including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, into PDF. Please note that a license is required to convert some formats.

Email Documents FREE

Email documents directly from the main window of PDF-XChange Editor, saving time and maintaining workflow efficiency. 

Playback Documents FREE

Use the Read-out-Loud feature to launch the document playback feature. PDF-XChange Editor will then read all selected document text out loud.

Add/Remove Headers and Footers to/from Documents

Use the Add/Remove Headers and Footers features to add/remove headers and footers such as page numbering and dates.

Find/Search Document Text FREE

Use the Find and Search features to locate specific document text in open documents or in folders on the local computer.

Utilize Zoom Features FREE

Use the Zoom Tool to zoom in on/out from documents.

Convert from PDF to MS Word Format

Convert documents from PDF to MS Word format. Please note that if this operation is performed without a license then the output document will be password protected. Source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Split the Pageview FREE

Split the view of the active document in order to view/edit different document sections simultaneously.

Integrate Documents FREE

Use the file integration features to open documents located on 'the cloud' and enjoy full Sharepoint, Dropbox, Google Drive and MSOffice 365 integration.  

Rotate Pages FREE

Use the Rotate Pages feature to rotate document pages.

Print Documents FREE

Print active documents and enjoy a range of printing options – collate pages, specify page ranges, scale and zoom before printing, set page orientation, add watermarks – and much more.

Extract Pages

Use the Extract Pages feature to extract pages/page ranges from documents to a new file.

Use the Loupe Tool FREE

The Loupe Tool launches a secondary window that displays a zoomed view of the current document. This enables dynamic viewing and editing options.

Utilize Macros FREE

Use Macros when saving watermarks, stamps and documents in order to simplify complicated elements of the input process.

Crop Documents

Use the Crop functions to crop pages and/or page ranges, with the option to delete cropped content as desired.

Use the Pan and Zoom Pane FREE

The Pan and Zoom Pane displays a minitature of the current document page and enables smooth and easy navigation.

Swap Pages

Use the Swap Pages feature to swap the location of two document pages.

Move Pages

Use the Move feature to move groups of pages to a new location in the active document.

Optimize Files

Use the Save As Optimized feature to optimize files and reduce their file size as they are saved.

Add/Remove Bates Numbering

Use the Bates Numbering feature to add/remove Bates Numbering to/from files.

Create Documents

Avail of a range of document creation options. Create blank PDF documents, combine existing files into a single PDF document, create PDFs from text files, .rtf files, image files or directly from scanned material. Note that creating documents via scanner is a free feature.

Calibrate Scales FREE

Use the Calibration feature to determine customized scales for use in conjunction with scaled content.

Export Measurements to a CSV File FREE

Use this feature to export document measurement data to a CSV (comma separated values) Excel file.

Create PDF files from Markdown Files FREE

PDF-XChange Editor includes functionality to create PDFs directly from .markdown files.

Move Content Items to a Selected Layer FREE

It is now possible to move selected content items to an existing/new layer via their right-click context menu.

Import Pages to a Layer

The Import as Layer feature can be used to import document pages directly to a layer of the current document.

UI Automation Support FREE

UI-automation support is now available in PDF-XChange Editor for both the application UI and document content. This makes the software compatible with accessibility technology such as screen readers.

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Multi-Threading Added to the Enhanced OCR Engine

The performance of the Enhanced OCR Engine in PDF-XChange Editor has been hugely increased, and the addition of multi-threading has provided a significant improvement for multi-core machiens. 

Use the History Pane to View/Open Recent Documents FREE

The History Pane details recently open documents and provides additional display/grouping options to the existing Recents list.

Add Text Fields to Documents

Use the Text Field feature to add text fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to enter text when they are filling out forms.

Add Button Fields to Documents

Use the Button Field feature to add button fields to PDF forms. You can add actions that perform a range of operations to these form fields, which subsequent users of the form can use.

Add Check Box Fields to Documents

Use the Check Box Field feature to add check boxes to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select/deselect options when they are filling out forms.

Add Radio Button Fields to Documents

Use the Radio Button Field feature to add radio buttons to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select between muttally exclusive options when they are filling out forms.

Add List Box Fields to Documents

Use the List Box Field feature to add list boxes to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select an option from a list when they are filling out forms.

Add Dropdown Fields to Documents

Use the Dropdown field feature to add dropdown menu fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select/deselect multiple options from a list when they are filling out forms.

Add Digital Signature Fields to Documents FREE

Use the Digital Signature Field feature to digital signature fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to add a digital signature when they are filling out forms.

Add Barcode Fields to Documents

Use the Barcode Field feature to add barcodes to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to encode form data and display it as a visual pattern that can be decoded by compatible devices.

Add Date Fields to Documents

Use the Date Field feature to add date fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to specify a date from a dropdown menu when they are filling out forms.

Add Image Fields to Documents

Use the Image Field feature to add image fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to add images when they are filling out forms.

Highlight Form Fields FREE

Use the Highlight Fields feature to highlight all form fields in documents in order to facilitate the filling/editing of forms.

Import/Export Form Data FREE

Use the Import/Export Form Data features in PDF-XChange Editor to import or export data to/from your forms.

Email Form Data FREE

Use the Email Form Data feature to email form data from documents.

Export/Import Security Policies

Use the Export/Import Security Policy feature to export your security policies to file and then import them subsequently as required.

Create Fillable Forms

PDF-XChange Editor Plus features a range of dynamic form-creation options. Adjust form properties to avail of a range of hugely customizable style, layout and dynamic options for forms.

Digitally Sign Documents FREE

Use the Digital Signatures feature to add PAdES-compliant digital signatures to documents. PDF-XChange Editor also detects whether or not digital signatures conform to the EU 910/2014 standard.

Customize Security Options FREE

Avail of advanced Data Execution Protection that prevents the exeuction of harmful scripts, malware and other viruses when opening files, attachments and websites.

Create Multiple Number Ranges for Pages FREE

Use the Number Pages feature to create multiple number ranges to assist in the navigation and editing of documents. Avail of several customizable style options, such as Roman numerals and page prefixes.

Use Forms to Calculate and Validate Values

Use the dynamic form property options to calculate and/or validate values entered into form fields. 

Add JavaScript to Documents FREE

Use the JavaScript Console to add JavaScript functionality to document content.

Add/Remove Watermarks

Add customized watermarks in order to personalize documents and avoid counterfeiting. Use the Remove Watermarks feature to remove unwanted watermarks.

Certify Documents

Use the Certify features to certify documents. PDF-XChange Editor supports both visible and invisible certification.

Add Images FREE

Add images to documents and avail of a range of image-editing options.

Timestamp Documents

Use the Timestamp feature to add multi-purpose timestamps to documents.

Add/Remove Backgrounds

Add fully-customizable backgrounds to documents.

Create and Utilize Security Policies FREE

Use the document Security Policy settings to create and utilize advanced security policies for documents. Use Password and Certificate security to protect documents, and determine Encryption and Permissions settings as desired.

Secure Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES encryption password and permission settings that heighten document security and enable the author to determine access/editing privileges for subsequent users.

Add Barcodes FREE

Add barcodes to documents as a concise method to store detailed information.

Specify the Visibility of New Watermarks

It is possible to specify the on-screen/printed visibility for new watermarks when viewing, printing and exporting documents.

Create Your Own Toolbars FREE

The Customize Toolbars feature of PDF-XChange Editor enables both the customization of the default toolbars and the creation of user-defined toolbars and ribbon tabs. Group your favorite commands together in one convenient place to streamline your workflow process. 

Find Your Language FREE

Use the language options to convert the UI language into your language of choice. English, Spanish, German, French and many more are avaialble by default.

Translate Documents FREE

Use translation software support to translate document text. ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate it!, Lingoes and many more translation programs are supported.

Tabbed Interface and Multiple Tab Groups FREE

PDF-XChange Editor opens documents in fully-customizable tabs. Arrange documents as you desire within multiple tab groups of the same window.

Utilize Multiple Frames FREE

PDF-XChange Editor supports the use of multiple frames, which means it is possible to view multiple documents that feature unique local panes. Use the docking feature to attach new frames at optimal locations in the user interface.

Add Launch Options FREE

Add convenient links on the lower UI toolbar to third-party applications for use in conjunction with PDF-XChange Editor. 

Customize the Layout of Editing Panes FREE

PDF-XChange Editor features fully-customizable editing panes that can be toggled, reordered and repositioned in the main window as desired.

Avail of Browser Plugins

Use browser plugins to avoid compatibility issues when working in multiple environments. Please note that this is a licensed feature.

Create and Save Customized Settings Files FREE

Use the Export Settings feature to export customized settings to file. The Import Settings feature can then be used to import customized settings, for example allowing multiple users in the same company to create identical output.

Save Your Session FREE

The Sessions settings in PDF-XChange Editor enable the saving of session data such as open editing windows/panes, their location on the desktop and documents open in the software. Use this feature to save your current session and return to it later, or share it with other users.

Multiple Default Page Layouts FREE

A range of page layout options are available. View documents either one or two pages at a time, and in either static or continuous mode.

Personalize the Workspace FREE

Use numerous preferences and layout options to make the workspace your own. Group your favorite tools into a customized, dynamic toolbar/ribbon tab.

Use Custom Fonts to Create Signatures/Initials FREE

You can now use custom fonts to create signatures and initials for signing documents in PDF-XChange Editor.

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ARM64 Support FREE

ARM64 architecture-based systems can now use the Enhanced OCR functionality in PDF-XChange Editor. The Shell Extensions (PDF document info and preview) are also now supported in native and x86 (emulated) applications.

Avail of a Range of Default Page Display Options FREE

Use the default page display options in PDF-XChange Editor to display pages at their Actual Size, or Fit Page/Width/Visible as desired.

Right-to-Left Page Layout FREE

Use the Right-to-Left page display feature to view documents in right-to-left layout.

Use the Ribbon Layout to View Documents FREE

You can use the Ribbon Layout to view and scroll through document pages side-by-side, instead of the default Standard Layout top-to-bottom.

Avail of Multiple Options for Viewing Documents FREE

Use the document viewing options in PDF-XChange Editor to view documents at either a single page or two pages at a time, in either a 'static' or continuous mode.

Use the Thin Lines Feature to Simplify the Viewing of Documents FREE

Use the Thin Lines feature to reduce the size of all annotations to one pixel in thickness in order to facilitate the viewing/editing of documents that contain many annotations.

Use the Grid Feature for Perfect Object Placement FREE

Enable the Grid feature in PDF-XChange Editor to add a grid to the background of documents that facilitates perfect alignment when placing objects in documents.

Transparency Grid FREE

Enable the Transparency Grid to display a grid behind transparent objects in documents.

Set Page Transitions in Full Screen Mode FREE

Use the Page Transitions feature to determine how PDF-XChange Editor transitions between pages when viewing documents in full screen mode.

Use Autoscrolling to Scroll through Documents FREE

Use the Autoscroll feature to scroll through documents automatically and without the need to manually pan through documents.

Type Your Signature FREE

Use the Type Signature feature in PDF-XChange Editor to create a typed signature that you can use to sign documents.

Create New Documents

Avail of a range of options in PDF-XChange Editor for the creation of new documents. These include creating blank documents, combining existing files into a new document, creating PDF portfolio files, creating new documents via your scanner/clipboard content, and much more. Note that creating new blank documents and creating documents via scanner are free features.

Show/Hide the Close Tab Button FREE

A new setting has been added to the Tabs and Windows settings that enables users to hide the close button in document tabs. Note that if this setting is enabled then the mouse wheel can be clicked to close documents when the pointer is on the document tab.

Custom Cursors

Custom cursors have been added for the Commenting and Page Editing tools. The pointer in PDF-XChange Editor now features a small, adjacent icon that updates depending on the format of content over which the pointer is hovered, which enhances the editing process. Additionally, similar icons appear next to the pointer when one of the Commenting tools is selected, which streamlines the process of comment creation/editing.

Microsoft OneDrive Compatibility

Use the Microsoft Onedrive plugin to access files located on Microsoft Onedrive.

Box.com Compatibility

Use the Box.com plugin to access files located on Box.com.

Enable/Disable Stroke Adjust FREE

Use the Stroke Adjust settings to enable/disable stroke adjust when rendering pages in PDF-XChange Editor.

Save/Open Session Files with Relative Paths FREE

It is possible to save/open session files with relative paths in PDF-XChange Editor.

Use Continuous Zoom to View Documents FREE

Use the Continuous Zoom feature to view documents.

Flatten Layers

Use the Flatten Layers feature to flatten layers into base content.

Create and Populate Forms from CSV Files

Use the Populate Forms feature to create PDF forms from template files and simultaneously populate the forms with data from CSV source files.

Switch to the Ribbon UI FREE

Switch between the classic UI and the new ribbon/touch-optimized options. The ribbon groups the tools of the software by functionality and streamlines the editing process, whereas the touch-optimized layout is ideal for tablets and phones. All UI formats are fully customizable.

MRC (Mixed Raster Content) Support FREE

PDF-XChange Editor supports Mixed Raster Content, which significantly improves the compression quality of images that contain both binary-compressible text and continuous-tone components. 

Word Count Feature FREE

Use the Word Count feature to calculate the number of words in your documents, and view a breakdown of the words in the document.

Use Command Line Options FREE

PDF-XChange Editor features a range of Command Line Options that enable the dynamic use of the software from the command line. 

View/Edit Portfolio Files

Use PDF-XChange Editor to view and edit PDF portfolio files. Note that editing Portfolio files requires a license.

Activate Shell Extensions FREE

Use Shell extensions to create PDF thumbnails and document previews in Windows Explorer. 

Get Mobilized FREE

Use the portable version of PDF-XChange Editor and work on the move. No installation required - just unzip and launch.  

Enable Autosave and Autorecovery FREE

Enable the autosave feature in order to automatically save changes made to documents and ensure that they are not lost if documents are accidentally closed.

PDF Accessibility Functionality FREE

Accessibility features have been added in V9 of PDF-XChange Editor, which is now compliant with the PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) ISO standard. It is now possible to perform Accessibility checks, tag documents, determine a reading order, and much more.

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DocuSign Integration FREE

DocuSign is now available in PDF-XChange Editor and it is possible to create envelopes, sign and send documents using Docusign via the PDF-XChange Editor interface.

Remove the Close Button from Active/Inactive Documents and Panes FREE

We have added the option to remove the close button from documents and panes in this build, as some users requested this option.

Create PDF Portfolio Files

Use the Create PDF Portfolio feature to create PDF portfolio files in PDF-XChange Editor. Portfolio files combine several files into an integrated PDF unit for convenience of use.

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Bates Page Numbering Value Macro

You can use the Bates Page Numbering Value macro to insert the Bates numbering of pages when using macro-enabled operations.

Data-Specific Thumbnail Selection FREE

The new page thumbnail selection options enable the selection of all thumbnails that contain a range of specified options such as content, bookmarks or search results.

Show/Hide Page Boxes (Crop, Art, Trim and Bleed Boxes) and Guide Lines in the Loupe View FREE

Display page boxes and guide lines in the pane of the Loupe tool.

Advanced Macros Added to Bookmarks Plugin

New macros are now available in the Bookmarks dialog boxes that provide dynamic options for these features.

Combine Files into One Document

Combine multiple files into a single document.

Control the Tab Title of Documents FREE

Use either the document filename or the document title as the tab title of documents.

Use the "Quick Launch" Feature to Launch Commands FREE

Use the Quick Launch feature to search for and launch commands in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Vector-Based Cursors FREE

Vector-based cursors have been added to PDF-XChange Editor in order to make the cursors more suitable for high-DPI displays.

Multiple Options for Word Selection FREE

Double-click on document text, or use Ctrl+Shift+arrows to select words.

Paste Copied Text as Plain Text FREE

The Paste as Plain Text feature can be used to paste copied text into documents as plain text.

Update Fields in MS Word Documents before Converting to PDF FREE

Update fields in MS Word documents before converting them to PDF format.

Use 'Overtype' to Edit Text Faster FREE

The Overtype feature makes it possible to type over existing text. Press Insert to enable/disable this feature.

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RTL Support for the Copy Text Style Feature FREE

Right-to-left text styles are supported for the Copy Text Style feature.

Streamlined Credentials Management

Credential management for remote files and stored sessions is streamlined in PDF-XChange Editor.

Rotation Options in Shell Extension Previews FREE

Rotation options are available in the Shell Extension preview pane of Windows.

Update OCR Languages and Spell Check Dictionaries without a Restart FREE

The Resources Updater feature makes it possible to update languages for OCR, Spell Check Dictionaries and other resources without the need to restart the application.

New Features Added to the Administrative Template FREE

Options to force either the Ribbon or the Classic user interface, and an option to set the initial size (expanded/collapsed) of the Ribbon pane (in the context of the Browser Plugin) have been added to the Administrative Template.

Convert CSV File Data to a PDF Table FREE

The CSVToPDF plugin makes it possible to convert CSV file data to a PDF table.

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Full Screen Features FREE

It is possible to retain the current page layout and zoom settings when switching to/from Full Screen mode.

Tooltips for Selecting Colors FREE

Tooltips are displayed during color selection that show the names of standard colors and the RGB values of colors.

Move Open Documents to the Recycle Bin FREE

The "Move to Trash" feature makes it possible to move open documents directly into the recycle bin. 

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Find and Redact Feature Updated

The Find and Redact feature has been updated and it is now possible to find and redact text located in document objects such as comments, fields, document info and metadata.

Adjustable Cursor Sizes FREE

A new option has been added to the Accessibility preferences that makes it possible to change the cursor sizes in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Improved Sanitize Document Feature

The Sanitize Document feature in PDF-XChange Editor is now customizable, and you can specify which elements of documents you want to remove with this feature.

Identifiers for Duplicated Document Tabs FREE

Numerical identifiers have been added when the same document is opened in multiple tabs, in order to assist in document management.

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Immunity from the Billion Laughs Attack FREE

PDF-XChange Editor, and the other Tracker Software applications that work with XML documents, is immune from the Billion Laughs (DoS) attack.

Long-Term Validation for Digital Signatures FREE

Digital signatures created in PDF-XChange Editor are long-term-validation enabled when the Include Signature's Revocation Status option is enabled.

Support Added for Inline Captions for Line/Dimension Annotations FREE

PDF-XChange Editor supports inline captions for line/dimension annotations.

Create New/Modify Existing 3D Annotations

3D functionality in PDF-XChange Editor allows you to create and edit 3D annotations.

Utilize Experimental PRC Support

Experimental support of PRC 3D images is available in PDF-XChange Editor.

Create Links from Bookmarks

Use the Create Links from Bookmarks feature to add links to documents that are based on the names of bookmarks.

Remove Actions from Bookmarks

Use the Remove Actions feature to remove actions from bookmarks, such as going to a different page in the document, opening a weblink or executing a command.

Sort Document Pages by Bookmarks

Use the Sort Pages by Bookmarks feature to sort pages according to their bookmarks.

Rename Documents FREE

Use the Rename Document feature to rename open documents in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Simultaneous Editing of Identical Document Images FREE

This new feature can be used to edit all identical images in documents at the same time.

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Convert Line, Polygon, and Polyline Annotations to Measurement Annotations FREE

It is now possible to convert Line, Polygon, and Polyline annotations to Measurement annotations (and vice versa) in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Support for Bookmarks and Internal Links in XPS to PDF Conversion FREE

Support for bookmarks and internal links during XPS to PDF conversion is now available in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Cross Section Support for 3D PDFs FREE

Support for cross sections is now available in 3D documents in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Initial Support for Opening Microsoft Azure RMS-Protected Documents FREE

Initial support for opening documents protected by Microsoft Azure RMS has been added to PDF-XChange Editor. Further improvements will be available in future builds.

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New Layer-Selection Options FREE

It is now possible to select document layers according to a range of new criteria, such as all Visible, Hidden or Empty layers.

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Password Strength Indicator FREE

A password strength indicator has been added to PDF-XChange Editor and is visible during password edits.

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Paragraph Properties for Annotations FREE

Customizable paragraph properties are now available for annotation text in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Improved Right-to-Left Support for Text FREE

RTL support for text has been improved in this build of PDF-XChange Editor.

 

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Per-Monitor Resolution Mode FREE

Improved high-DPI support is now available in PDF-XChange Editor: the new 'per monitor resolution' mode provides the correct UI appearance for any resolution used in multi-monitor configurations. 

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Intranet Disconnection Protection FREE

A new feature has been added in this build that makes it possible to resume work with open intranet files when a connection is lost and returns, or when PCs are awakened from hibernation.

Numerous Additional Bug Fixes and Improvements FREE

As usual, a range of features, improvements and bug fixes have been made in this release of your favourite software for the viewing, editing and creation of PDF documents - PDF-XChange Editor. Please see the Version History for further information.

Edit Documents FREE

Utilize a broad range of Editing Tools, document enhancing features, navigation panes and page editing options to edit and update your PDF documents. Switch between the Classic/Ribbon UI and optimize the user interface for mouse or touch-based interaction as desired.

Add Comments and Annotations to Documents FREE

Add comments and annotations to documents in a variety of formats including geometric shapes, text boxes, hyperlinks and audio files.

Customize Your Experience FREE

Utilise an array of preferences to customize your user interface and default options. Create your own toolbars and use the launch options to add convenient links to third-party applications.

Use the 3D Model Tree Pane to View/Edit 3D Comments FREE

The 3D Model Tree Pane to view, manipulate and edit 3D comments in documents.

Use the Tags Pane to View/Edit Structured PDF Information FREE

Use the Tags Pane to view/edit structured PDF information and tag documents in order to meet Accessibility requirements.

Use the Order Pane to Determine the Reading Order of Documents FREE

Use the Order Pane to view and edit the reading order of tagged document content and conform to Accessibility requirements. 

Correct Text with the Text Correction Tool FREE

Use the Text Correction feature to add annotations that indicate base content text should be removed or replaced.

Select Pages Options for Thumbnails FREE

Use the Select Pages options in the Thumbnails pane to select thumbnails with specified content such as text, images or comments.

Paste from Clipboard Options FREE

Paste options in PDF-XChange Editor enable you to paste text as plain text/rich text in documents, paste text as a new bookmark title, paste text as a new document in the Attachments pane or a new page in the Thumbnails pane.

Utilize Dynamic Editing Panes to Edit and Update Documents FREE

Use the Content, Bookmarks, Thumbnails, Named Destinations, Attachments and Fields panes, amongst others, for harmonious document browsing and editing.

Create/Edit/Remove Weblinks FREE

Use the weblinks feature to convert document URLs into weblinks, or remove weblinks from documents, at the click of a button.

Navigate Documents FREE

Use the Hand Tool to browse seamlessly through documents.

Select Base Content Text FREE

Use the Select Text Tool to select base content text in documents.

Duplicate Selected Content FREE

Use the Duplicate Content feature to create copies of selected annotations or content items. Specify horizontal/vertical/page offsets as desired.

Copy, Cut, Delete or Zoom to Selected Content FREE

Use the Selection options to copy, cut, delete or zoom to selected content as desired.

Create Stamps from Selected Content FREE

Create new stamps from selected content, then use the Stamp Tool to add them to documents.

Arrange Selected Items FREE

Use the Arrange options to align, distribute and/or homogenize selected items.

Edit Content in Third-Party Applications FREE

Export content directly into third-party applications for editing. Content updates instantly in PDF-XChange Editor when it is saved in third-party applications.

Spell Check Documents FREE

Use the advanced document spell-check feature to ensure documents are error-free.

Take Document Snapshots FREE

Use the Snapshot Tool to take snapshots of the current document view that copy to the local clipboard in bitmap format.

Multiple Document Windows FREE

Use the New Document Window feature to view the same document in multiple windows that update simultanesouly when documents are edited.

Use Guides and Rulers to Enhance the Editing Process FREE

Use the Guides feature to align document content and the Rulers feature to check the size of document objects.

Enable Snapping for Precision Editing FREE

Enable the Snapping feature to align the edges of comments, annotations, images and other content flawlessly to grids, guides and/or objects.

OCR Selected Regions FREE

The OCR Selected Region feature can be used to perform optical character recognition on areas defined by the Snapshot or Crop Tool.

Text-Editing Improvements FREE

A range of improvements have been made to the process of Text-Editing in V9 of PDF-XChange Editor, including the ability to make soft returns and utilize RTL (right-to-left) text. 

Normalize Media Box Offsets FREE

Use the Normalize Media Box Offset feature to reset page coordinate offsets when cropping or resizing document pages.

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Guide Line Enhancements FREE

It is now possible to import and export guide lines, view/edit guide line properties and select multiple guide lines at the same time in PDF-XChange Editor.

Add Typewriter Text Comments to Documents FREE

Use the Typerwriter Tool to add text-based comments to documents.

Use the Eraser Tool to Remove Pencil Tool Annotations FREE

Use the Eraser Tool to erase annotations created with the Pencil Tool.

Add Strikeout Annotations to Document Text FREE

Use the Strikeout Text tool to add strikeout annotations to document text.

Add Highlight Annotations to Document Text FREE

Use the Highlight Text tool to add highlight annotations to document text.

Fit Box by Text Content FREE

Use the Fit Box by Text Content feature in conjunction with the Text Box, Callout and Typewriter tools to fit the size of the boxes that these annotations use to the custom text that they contain.

Add Text Box and Callout Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Text Box and Callout Tools to add text boxes and callout annotations to documents.

Add Line and Arrow Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the customizable Line and Arrow Tools to annotate documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles. 

Add Shape Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Rectangle and Oval Tools to add shape annotations to documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles.

Add Polygon and Polyline Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Polygon and Polyline Tools to add polygon and polyline annotations to documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles.

Add Cloud Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Cloud Tool to add cloud annotations to documents. Choose between a range of default styles or create your own styles.

Add Freehand Annotations to Documents FREE

Use the Pencil Tool to add fully-customizable freehand annotations to documents.

Utilize the Comment Styles Palette FREE

Use the Comment Styles Palette to create, edit and utilize customized comment styles for twenty different formats of comments and annotations. Each format features a range of default styles that can be cloned and updated as desired.

Measure Distances FREE

Use the Distance Tool to measure distances in documents. Choose from a range of customizable arrow annotations to represent measured distances.

Measure Perimeters FREE

Use the Perimeter Tool to measure perimeters in documents. Choose from a range of customizable annotations to represent measured perimeters.

Measure Areas FREE

Use the Area Tool to measure areas in documents. Choose from a range of customizable annotations to represent measured areas.

Summarize Comments FREE

Use the Summarize Comments feature to create customizable summaries of document comments.

Export Comments to a Data File FREE

Use this feature to export document comments to a data file.

Add Caret Annotations to Documents FREE

These annotations are used to indicate that text should be replaced/inserted in documents. The Text Correction tool has also been added in conjunction with caret annotations. This tool enhances the process of correcting text in documents via the use of Caret annotations.

Add Annotations FREE

Add interactive annotations to documents such as geometric shapes, arrows and freehand lines. Unlike the Adobe Viewer, PDF-XChange Editor does not require the PDF creation tool be to Adobe-certified.

Add Stamps to Documents FREE

Use the Stamp Tool to designate the status of documents. Choose between a range of default stamps or create your own stamps from selected content, images or files. Use the Stamps Palette to view and manage stamps.

Add Sticky Note Annotations to Documents FREE

Add Sticky Note annotations to documents and enchance the editing process. Unlike Adobe products, PDF-XChange Editor does not require the PDF creation tool be to Adobe-certified.

Add Underline Annotations to Document Text FREE

Use the Underline Text tool to add underline annotations to document text.

Add Links to Documents FREE

Add links to documents in order to link to alternative document locations or external sources. Enhance links with dynamic functionality such as JavaScript or the activation of predefined PDF-XChange Editor commands.

Add Audio Files to Documents FREE

Use the Sound Tool to add audio content to documents. Upload a sound file or use a microphone to record the file. Several default icons are available to represent the sound file, and they can be customized as desired.

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Export Selected Comments FREE

Use the Export Selected Comments feature to export only selected comments from documents.

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Convert Polygon Annotations to Area Annotations FREE

Use the Convert to Measure feature to convert polygon annotations to area annotations.

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Clear Measurements from Distance Annotations FREE

Use the Clear Measurement feature to remove measurements from Distance, Perimeter and Area annotations and convert them into Line, Polygon and Polygon Line annotations respectively.

Convert Lines to Distance Annotations and Polylines to Perimeter Annotations FREE

This feature makes it possible to convert line annotations to distance annotations, and polyline annotations to perimeter annotations. 

Perform Accessibility Checks on Documents FREE

Use the Accessibility Checker to determine whether or not documents meet the requirements to be defined as Accessible, which means they can be accessed by users with visual impairments or other disabilities.

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Convert from PDF to Plain Text Format FREE

Convert documents from PDF to plain text format. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. 

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Convert PDF Documents to PDF/A FREE

Convert PDF documents to the PDF/A format for long-term archiving.

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Convert PDF Documents to PDF/X FREE

Convert documents from PDF to PDF/X format in order to facilitate graphics exchange operations.

OCR Documents FREE

Use the OCR engine to perform advanced Optical Character Recognition on documents.

Email Documents FREE

Email documents directly from the main window of PDF-XChange Editor, saving time and maintaining workflow efficiency. 

Playback Documents FREE

Use the Read-out-Loud feature to launch the document playback feature. PDF-XChange Editor will then read all selected document text out loud.

Find/Search Document Text FREE

Use the Find and Search features to locate specific document text in open documents or in folders on the local computer.

Utilize Zoom Features FREE

Use the Zoom Tool to zoom in on/out from documents.

Split the Pageview FREE

Split the view of the active document in order to view/edit different document sections simultaneously.

Integrate Documents FREE

Use the file integration features to open documents located on 'the cloud' and enjoy full Sharepoint, Dropbox, Google Drive and MSOffice 365 integration.  

Rotate Pages FREE

Use the Rotate Pages feature to rotate document pages.

Print Documents FREE

Print active documents and enjoy a range of printing options – collate pages, specify page ranges, scale and zoom before printing, set page orientation, add watermarks – and much more.

Use the Loupe Tool FREE

The Loupe Tool launches a secondary window that displays a zoomed view of the current document. This enables dynamic viewing and editing options.

Utilize Macros FREE

Use Macros when saving watermarks, stamps and documents in order to simplify complicated elements of the input process.

Use the Pan and Zoom Pane FREE

The Pan and Zoom Pane displays a minitature of the current document page and enables smooth and easy navigation.

Calibrate Scales FREE

Use the Calibration feature to determine customized scales for use in conjunction with scaled content.

Export Measurements to a CSV File FREE

Use this feature to export document measurement data to a CSV (comma separated values) Excel file.

Create PDF files from Markdown Files FREE

PDF-XChange Editor includes functionality to create PDFs directly from .markdown files.

Move Content Items to a Selected Layer FREE

It is now possible to move selected content items to an existing/new layer via their right-click context menu.

UI Automation Support FREE

UI-automation support is now available in PDF-XChange Editor for both the application UI and document content. This makes the software compatible with accessibility technology such as screen readers.

Use the History Pane to View/Open Recent Documents FREE

The History Pane details recently open documents and provides additional display/grouping options to the existing Recents list.

Add Digital Signature Fields to Documents FREE

Use the Digital Signature Field feature to digital signature fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to add a digital signature when they are filling out forms.

Highlight Form Fields FREE

Use the Highlight Fields feature to highlight all form fields in documents in order to facilitate the filling/editing of forms.

Import/Export Form Data FREE

Use the Import/Export Form Data features in PDF-XChange Editor to import or export data to/from your forms.

Email Form Data FREE

Use the Email Form Data feature to email form data from documents.

Digitally Sign Documents FREE

Use the Digital Signatures feature to add PAdES-compliant digital signatures to documents. PDF-XChange Editor also detects whether or not digital signatures conform to the EU 910/2014 standard.

Customize Security Options FREE

Avail of advanced Data Execution Protection that prevents the exeuction of harmful scripts, malware and other viruses when opening files, attachments and websites.

Create Multiple Number Ranges for Pages FREE

Use the Number Pages feature to create multiple number ranges to assist in the navigation and editing of documents. Avail of several customizable style options, such as Roman numerals and page prefixes.

Add JavaScript to Documents FREE

Use the JavaScript Console to add JavaScript functionality to document content.

Add Images FREE

Add images to documents and avail of a range of image-editing options.

Create and Utilize Security Policies FREE

Use the document Security Policy settings to create and utilize advanced security policies for documents. Use Password and Certificate security to protect documents, and determine Encryption and Permissions settings as desired.

Add Barcodes FREE

Add barcodes to documents as a concise method to store detailed information.

Create Your Own Toolbars FREE

The Customize Toolbars feature of PDF-XChange Editor enables both the customization of the default toolbars and the creation of user-defined toolbars and ribbon tabs. Group your favorite commands together in one convenient place to streamline your workflow process. 

Find Your Language FREE

Use the language options to convert the UI language into your language of choice. English, Spanish, German, French and many more are avaialble by default.

Translate Documents FREE

Use translation software support to translate document text. ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate it!, Lingoes and many more translation programs are supported.

Tabbed Interface and Multiple Tab Groups FREE

PDF-XChange Editor opens documents in fully-customizable tabs. Arrange documents as you desire within multiple tab groups of the same window.

Utilize Multiple Frames FREE

PDF-XChange Editor supports the use of multiple frames, which means it is possible to view multiple documents that feature unique local panes. Use the docking feature to attach new frames at optimal locations in the user interface.

Add Launch Options FREE

Add convenient links on the lower UI toolbar to third-party applications for use in conjunction with PDF-XChange Editor. 

Customize the Layout of Editing Panes FREE

PDF-XChange Editor features fully-customizable editing panes that can be toggled, reordered and repositioned in the main window as desired.

Create and Save Customized Settings Files FREE

Use the Export Settings feature to export customized settings to file. The Import Settings feature can then be used to import customized settings, for example allowing multiple users in the same company to create identical output.

Save Your Session FREE

The Sessions settings in PDF-XChange Editor enable the saving of session data such as open editing windows/panes, their location on the desktop and documents open in the software. Use this feature to save your current session and return to it later, or share it with other users.

Multiple Default Page Layouts FREE

A range of page layout options are available. View documents either one or two pages at a time, and in either static or continuous mode.

Personalize the Workspace FREE

Use numerous preferences and layout options to make the workspace your own. Group your favorite tools into a customized, dynamic toolbar/ribbon tab.

Use Custom Fonts to Create Signatures/Initials FREE

You can now use custom fonts to create signatures and initials for signing documents in PDF-XChange Editor.

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ARM64 Support FREE

ARM64 architecture-based systems can now use the Enhanced OCR functionality in PDF-XChange Editor. The Shell Extensions (PDF document info and preview) are also now supported in native and x86 (emulated) applications.

Avail of a Range of Default Page Display Options FREE

Use the default page display options in PDF-XChange Editor to display pages at their Actual Size, or Fit Page/Width/Visible as desired.

Right-to-Left Page Layout FREE

Use the Right-to-Left page display feature to view documents in right-to-left layout.

Use the Ribbon Layout to View Documents FREE

You can use the Ribbon Layout to view and scroll through document pages side-by-side, instead of the default Standard Layout top-to-bottom.

Avail of Multiple Options for Viewing Documents FREE

Use the document viewing options in PDF-XChange Editor to view documents at either a single page or two pages at a time, in either a 'static' or continuous mode.

Use the Thin Lines Feature to Simplify the Viewing of Documents FREE

Use the Thin Lines feature to reduce the size of all annotations to one pixel in thickness in order to facilitate the viewing/editing of documents that contain many annotations.

Use the Grid Feature for Perfect Object Placement FREE

Enable the Grid feature in PDF-XChange Editor to add a grid to the background of documents that facilitates perfect alignment when placing objects in documents.

Transparency Grid FREE

Enable the Transparency Grid to display a grid behind transparent objects in documents.

Set Page Transitions in Full Screen Mode FREE

Use the Page Transitions feature to determine how PDF-XChange Editor transitions between pages when viewing documents in full screen mode.

Use Autoscrolling to Scroll through Documents FREE

Use the Autoscroll feature to scroll through documents automatically and without the need to manually pan through documents.

Type Your Signature FREE

Use the Type Signature feature in PDF-XChange Editor to create a typed signature that you can use to sign documents.

Show/Hide the Close Tab Button FREE

A new setting has been added to the Tabs and Windows settings that enables users to hide the close button in document tabs. Note that if this setting is enabled then the mouse wheel can be clicked to close documents when the pointer is on the document tab.

Enable/Disable Stroke Adjust FREE

Use the Stroke Adjust settings to enable/disable stroke adjust when rendering pages in PDF-XChange Editor.

Save/Open Session Files with Relative Paths FREE

It is possible to save/open session files with relative paths in PDF-XChange Editor.

Use Continuous Zoom to View Documents FREE

Use the Continuous Zoom feature to view documents.

Switch to the Ribbon UI FREE

Switch between the classic UI and the new ribbon/touch-optimized options. The ribbon groups the tools of the software by functionality and streamlines the editing process, whereas the touch-optimized layout is ideal for tablets and phones. All UI formats are fully customizable.

MRC (Mixed Raster Content) Support FREE

PDF-XChange Editor supports Mixed Raster Content, which significantly improves the compression quality of images that contain both binary-compressible text and continuous-tone components. 

Word Count Feature FREE

Use the Word Count feature to calculate the number of words in your documents, and view a breakdown of the words in the document.

Use Command Line Options FREE

PDF-XChange Editor features a range of Command Line Options that enable the dynamic use of the software from the command line. 

Activate Shell Extensions FREE

Use Shell extensions to create PDF thumbnails and document previews in Windows Explorer. 

Get Mobilized FREE

Use the portable version of PDF-XChange Editor and work on the move. No installation required - just unzip and launch.  

Enable Autosave and Autorecovery FREE

Enable the autosave feature in order to automatically save changes made to documents and ensure that they are not lost if documents are accidentally closed.

PDF Accessibility Functionality FREE

Accessibility features have been added in V9 of PDF-XChange Editor, which is now compliant with the PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) ISO standard. It is now possible to perform Accessibility checks, tag documents, determine a reading order, and much more.

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DocuSign Integration FREE

DocuSign is now available in PDF-XChange Editor and it is possible to create envelopes, sign and send documents using Docusign via the PDF-XChange Editor interface.

Remove the Close Button from Active/Inactive Documents and Panes FREE

We have added the option to remove the close button from documents and panes in this build, as some users requested this option.

Data-Specific Thumbnail Selection FREE

The new page thumbnail selection options enable the selection of all thumbnails that contain a range of specified options such as content, bookmarks or search results.

Show/Hide Page Boxes (Crop, Art, Trim and Bleed Boxes) and Guide Lines in the Loupe View FREE

Display page boxes and guide lines in the pane of the Loupe tool.

Control the Tab Title of Documents FREE

Use either the document filename or the document title as the tab title of documents.

Use the "Quick Launch" Feature to Launch Commands FREE

Use the Quick Launch feature to search for and launch commands in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Vector-Based Cursors FREE

Vector-based cursors have been added to PDF-XChange Editor in order to make the cursors more suitable for high-DPI displays.

Multiple Options for Word Selection FREE

Double-click on document text, or use Ctrl+Shift+arrows to select words.

Paste Copied Text as Plain Text FREE

The Paste as Plain Text feature can be used to paste copied text into documents as plain text.

Update Fields in MS Word Documents before Converting to PDF FREE

Update fields in MS Word documents before converting them to PDF format.

Use 'Overtype' to Edit Text Faster FREE

The Overtype feature makes it possible to type over existing text. Press Insert to enable/disable this feature.

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RTL Support for the Copy Text Style Feature FREE

Right-to-left text styles are supported for the Copy Text Style feature.

Rotation Options in Shell Extension Previews FREE

Rotation options are available in the Shell Extension preview pane of Windows.

Update OCR Languages and Spell Check Dictionaries without a Restart FREE

The Resources Updater feature makes it possible to update languages for OCR, Spell Check Dictionaries and other resources without the need to restart the application.

New Features Added to the Administrative Template FREE

Options to force either the Ribbon or the Classic user interface, and an option to set the initial size (expanded/collapsed) of the Ribbon pane (in the context of the Browser Plugin) have been added to the Administrative Template.

Convert CSV File Data to a PDF Table FREE

The CSVToPDF plugin makes it possible to convert CSV file data to a PDF table.

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Full Screen Features FREE

It is possible to retain the current page layout and zoom settings when switching to/from Full Screen mode.

Tooltips for Selecting Colors FREE

Tooltips are displayed during color selection that show the names of standard colors and the RGB values of colors.

Move Open Documents to the Recycle Bin FREE

The "Move to Trash" feature makes it possible to move open documents directly into the recycle bin. 

Adjustable Cursor Sizes FREE

A new option has been added to the Accessibility preferences that makes it possible to change the cursor sizes in PDF-XChange Editor.

Identifiers for Duplicated Document Tabs FREE

Numerical identifiers have been added when the same document is opened in multiple tabs, in order to assist in document management.

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Immunity from the Billion Laughs Attack FREE

PDF-XChange Editor, and the other Tracker Software applications that work with XML documents, is immune from the Billion Laughs (DoS) attack.

Long-Term Validation for Digital Signatures FREE

Digital signatures created in PDF-XChange Editor are long-term-validation enabled when the Include Signature's Revocation Status option is enabled.

Support Added for Inline Captions for Line/Dimension Annotations FREE

PDF-XChange Editor supports inline captions for line/dimension annotations.

Rename Documents FREE

Use the Rename Document feature to rename open documents in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Rename Duplicated Form Fields

A new option has added that enables the automatic renaming of form fields. This option is available when dragging and dropping document pages in the Thumbnails pane results in the duplication of field names.

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Shrink Page Content in Headers and Footers/Bates Numbering

This new feature enables the shrinking of page content in order to ensure that the text in Headers and Footers/Bates Numbering does not overlap with page content.

Manipulate Documents

Create, print and email documents. Combine existing PDFs into a new document. Create PDF documents directly from scanned material (note that this is a free feature). Convert documents to MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint formats. Note that PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Enhance Documents

Add/remove watermarks, images, backgrounds and barcodes to documents. Avail of dynamic editing aids and utilize custom page ranges. Create fillable forms and add JavaScript-enabled actions to documents.

Secure Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES Encryption that maximizes your document security. Inherent Data Execution Protection functionality saves your files from malicious malware and viruses. Use digital signatures to further enhance your security and add timestamp server verification as desired.

Double Your Value

When you buy a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor you will receive a free copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite absolutely free.

Sanitize Documents

Use the Sanitize Document feature to remove sensitive information from documents. 

Set the Zoom Type for Bookmarks

Use the Set Bookmark Zoom Type feature to determine the zoom level for bookmarks. 

Merge Pages

Use the Merge Pages feature to merge split pages.

Find and Redact Document Content

Use the Find and Redact feature to find and redact specified document content such as text, credit card numbers and dates.

Export Content to MS Office Formats

Use the Export feature to export selected content to MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint formats. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. Additionally, please note that this is a licensed feature. If this operation is performed without a license then the output documents will be password-protected. PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Edit Base Content

Use PDF-XChange Editor to edit the base content of documents. Please note that a license is required to edit all content except for text-based content. The Edit Content Tool can still be used to edit non-text based content in unlicensed versions, but  watermarks will be added when documents are printed/saved.

Edit and Manipulate Images

Use a range of image-editing options to edit document images. Replace, Recompress, Save and/or OCR images.

Add Base Content Text to Documents

Use the Add Text feature to add text to documents at the base-content level.

Transform Selected Content

Use the Transform Selection feature to edit the size, location and rotation of selected content items.

Create Documents from Selected Content

Convert selected content into new documents at the click of a button.

Use Advanced Bookmark Features

Avail of a range of advanced options for the creation, manipulation and management of bookmarks.

Use the Content Pane to Edit Document Content

The Content Pane enables the direct selection and editing of document images, text and other content. A dynamic range of editing options is available for selected content items.

Use the Bookmarks Pane to View and Edit Document Bookmarks

Use the Bookmarks Pane to view, edit, create and update document bookmarks.

Use the Fields Pane to Manage Form Fields

Utilize the Fields Pane in order to efficiently view, edit and manage document form fields. 

Edit Existing PDF Content

Enjoy the ability to edit existing PDF content such as text and shapes, permanently remove content with the redaction feature and measure dimensions with the advanced Measurement Tools. Please note that it is not possible to edit scanned material.

Use the Thumbnails Pane to View and Edit Document Pages

The Thumbnails Pane provides a quick and efficient way of viewing and editing document pages.

Redact Content

Use the redaction feature to remove content permanently from documents.

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Add, Remove and Reorder Layers and Text Labels for Layers

It is now possible to add, remove, reorder and add text labels and comments to document layers in PDF-XChange Editor, as well as show/hide all modifiable layers as desired.

Updated Enhanced OCR Engine

The Enhanced OCR engine in PDF-XChange Editor has been updated to ABBYY Finereader, which is a significant improvement on the previous OCR engine. Text is recognized at a far higher degree of accuracy and more than 190 languages, including Arabic and Hebrew, are now supported for this feature.

Overlay Document Pages

Use the Overlay Pages feature to overlay documents with existing document pages.

Recompress Images

Recompress Images has been added in version 9 that makes it possible to recompress document images according to a range of customizable settings.

Text List Formatting Options

Bullet point and numbered lists are now available when adding/editing base content text in PDF-XChange Editor.

Enhanced Layers Functionality

It is now possible to define a default layer when placing comments and content into documents, and you can also click and drag items from the content pane to the layers pane in order to specify the layer to which the content belongs.

Crop to White Margins

The Crop to White Margins feature makes it possible to redefine the visible area of the document to match the Bound Box of the content on each page.

Split Document by Size

The Split Document by Size feature makes it possible to split a document into smaller documents of a user-specified size.

Split Pages by Guide Lines

The Split Pages by Guide Lines feature makes it possible to split document pages via existing page guide lines.

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Font Replacement Feature

Use the Replace Fonts feature to change the style, size and color of document fonts, including those used in comments and form fields.

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Draw Lines for Tables in OCR

This OCR functionality makes it possible to control table detection in order to improve performance for certain document formats.

Add File Attachment Comments to Documents

Use the File Attachment Tool to embed files into documents. Select from a range of customizable icons to represent embedded files in the parent document.

Flatten Comments

Use the Flatten Comments feature to flatten comments and convert them into base document content.

Create Dynamic Stamps for Documents

Use the JavaScript Console to add dynamic JavaScript actions to customized stamps, then place them into documents.

3D Comment Support

Add/edit 3D comments and linear measurements to documents with PDF-XChange Editor.

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Convert from PDF to MS Excel Format

Convert from PDF to MS Excel format. Please note that if this operation is performed without a license then the output document will be password protected. Source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

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Convert from PDF to MS PowerPoint Format

Convert documents from PDF to MS PowerPoint format. Please note that if this operation is performed without a license then the output document will be password protected. Source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. 

Utilize New Tab Options

The new options in the document tab right-click menu enable the duplication of tabs and the closing of tabs to the right/left of the selected tab, or the closing of all tabs except the selected tab.

Use Inherited Zoom for Named Destinations

Inherited Zoom can be used in the creation and modification of Named Destinations.

Spreadsheet Split

Use the Spreadsheet Split to split the view of the current document into four identical sections and enhance the editing process.

Digitally Sign and Save Documents to External Repositories

Save documents that were opened from external repositories such as SharePoint, Google Drive and OneDrive to their original location when these documents are digitally signed.

Convert to PDF

Convert a wide range of industry-standard file formats, including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, into PDF. Please note that a license is required to convert some formats.

Add/Remove Headers and Footers to/from Documents

Use the Add/Remove Headers and Footers features to add/remove headers and footers such as page numbering and dates.

Convert from PDF to MS Word Format

Convert documents from PDF to MS Word format. Please note that if this operation is performed without a license then the output document will be password protected. Source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Extract Pages

Use the Extract Pages feature to extract pages/page ranges from documents to a new file.

Crop Documents

Use the Crop functions to crop pages and/or page ranges, with the option to delete cropped content as desired.

Swap Pages

Use the Swap Pages feature to swap the location of two document pages.

Move Pages

Use the Move feature to move groups of pages to a new location in the active document.

Optimize Files

Use the Save As Optimized feature to optimize files and reduce their file size as they are saved.

Add/Remove Bates Numbering

Use the Bates Numbering feature to add/remove Bates Numbering to/from files.

Create Documents

Avail of a range of document creation options. Create blank PDF documents, combine existing files into a single PDF document, create PDFs from text files, .rtf files, image files or directly from scanned material. Note that creating documents via scanner is a free feature.

Import Pages to a Layer

The Import as Layer feature can be used to import document pages directly to a layer of the current document.

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Multi-Threading Added to the Enhanced OCR Engine

The performance of the Enhanced OCR Engine in PDF-XChange Editor has been hugely increased, and the addition of multi-threading has provided a significant improvement for multi-core machiens. 

Add Text Fields to Documents

Use the Text Field feature to add text fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to enter text when they are filling out forms.

Add Button Fields to Documents

Use the Button Field feature to add button fields to PDF forms. You can add actions that perform a range of operations to these form fields, which subsequent users of the form can use.

Add Check Box Fields to Documents

Use the Check Box Field feature to add check boxes to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select/deselect options when they are filling out forms.

Add Radio Button Fields to Documents

Use the Radio Button Field feature to add radio buttons to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select between muttally exclusive options when they are filling out forms.

Add List Box Fields to Documents

Use the List Box Field feature to add list boxes to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select an option from a list when they are filling out forms.

Add Dropdown Fields to Documents

Use the Dropdown field feature to add dropdown menu fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to select/deselect multiple options from a list when they are filling out forms.

Add Barcode Fields to Documents

Use the Barcode Field feature to add barcodes to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to encode form data and display it as a visual pattern that can be decoded by compatible devices.

Add Date Fields to Documents

Use the Date Field feature to add date fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to specify a date from a dropdown menu when they are filling out forms.

Add Image Fields to Documents

Use the Image Field feature to add image fields to PDF forms. These form fields enable users to add images when they are filling out forms.

Export/Import Security Policies

Use the Export/Import Security Policy feature to export your security policies to file and then import them subsequently as required.

Create Fillable Forms

PDF-XChange Editor Plus features a range of dynamic form-creation options. Adjust form properties to avail of a range of hugely customizable style, layout and dynamic options for forms.

Use Forms to Calculate and Validate Values

Use the dynamic form property options to calculate and/or validate values entered into form fields. 

Add/Remove Watermarks

Add customized watermarks in order to personalize documents and avoid counterfeiting. Use the Remove Watermarks feature to remove unwanted watermarks.

Certify Documents

Use the Certify features to certify documents. PDF-XChange Editor supports both visible and invisible certification.

Timestamp Documents

Use the Timestamp feature to add multi-purpose timestamps to documents.

Add/Remove Backgrounds

Add fully-customizable backgrounds to documents.

Secure Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES encryption password and permission settings that heighten document security and enable the author to determine access/editing privileges for subsequent users.

Specify the Visibility of New Watermarks

It is possible to specify the on-screen/printed visibility for new watermarks when viewing, printing and exporting documents.

Avail of Browser Plugins

Use browser plugins to avoid compatibility issues when working in multiple environments. Please note that this is a licensed feature.

Create New Documents

Avail of a range of options in PDF-XChange Editor for the creation of new documents. These include creating blank documents, combining existing files into a new document, creating PDF portfolio files, creating new documents via your scanner/clipboard content, and much more. Note that creating new blank documents and creating documents via scanner are free features.

Custom Cursors

Custom cursors have been added for the Commenting and Page Editing tools. The pointer in PDF-XChange Editor now features a small, adjacent icon that updates depending on the format of content over which the pointer is hovered, which enhances the editing process. Additionally, similar icons appear next to the pointer when one of the Commenting tools is selected, which streamlines the process of comment creation/editing.

Microsoft OneDrive Compatibility

Use the Microsoft Onedrive plugin to access files located on Microsoft Onedrive.

Box.com Compatibility

Use the Box.com plugin to access files located on Box.com.

Flatten Layers

Use the Flatten Layers feature to flatten layers into base content.

Create and Populate Forms from CSV Files

Use the Populate Forms feature to create PDF forms from template files and simultaneously populate the forms with data from CSV source files.

View/Edit Portfolio Files

Use PDF-XChange Editor to view and edit PDF portfolio files. Note that editing Portfolio files requires a license.

Create PDF Portfolio Files

Use the Create PDF Portfolio feature to create PDF portfolio files in PDF-XChange Editor. Portfolio files combine several files into an integrated PDF unit for convenience of use.

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Bates Page Numbering Value Macro

You can use the Bates Page Numbering Value macro to insert the Bates numbering of pages when using macro-enabled operations.

Advanced Macros Added to Bookmarks Plugin

New macros are now available in the Bookmarks dialog boxes that provide dynamic options for these features.

Combine Files into One Document

Combine multiple files into a single document.

Streamlined Credentials Management

Credential management for remote files and stored sessions is streamlined in PDF-XChange Editor.

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Find and Redact Feature Updated

The Find and Redact feature has been updated and it is now possible to find and redact text located in document objects such as comments, fields, document info and metadata.

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Improved Sanitize Document Feature

The Sanitize Document feature in PDF-XChange Editor is now customizable, and you can specify which elements of documents you want to remove with this feature.

Create New/Modify Existing 3D Annotations

3D functionality in PDF-XChange Editor allows you to create and edit 3D annotations.

Utilize Experimental PRC Support

Experimental support of PRC 3D images is available in PDF-XChange Editor.

Create Links from Bookmarks

Use the Create Links from Bookmarks feature to add links to documents that are based on the names of bookmarks.

Remove Actions from Bookmarks

Use the Remove Actions feature to remove actions from bookmarks, such as going to a different page in the document, opening a weblink or executing a command.

Sort Document Pages by Bookmarks

Use the Sort Pages by Bookmarks feature to sort pages according to their bookmarks.

View PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor includes an improved rendering engine that enables the viewing of high-resolution PDF files in maximum quality.

Add Comments and Annotations to PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor features over thirty default tools that can be used to comment and annotate documents, which makes it one of the most dynamic PDF editors available worldwide.

Edit PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor enables the direct editing of base content in PDF documents, including text, images and shapes.

Create Fillable Forms

PDF-XChange Editor includes extensive functionality for the creation and editing of fillable forms and dynamic, JavaScript-enabled stamps.

Search PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor includes both Search and Find features that enable the fast, intelligent and fully-customizable analysis of document text.

Print PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor includes a comprehensive set of standard and advanced printing options.

Find Your Language

The PDF-XChange Editor user interface supports a wide range of languages, and thirty languages are included by default.

Two Products for the Price of One

When PDF-XChange Editor is purchased, another of our products - the PDF-XChange Lite virtual printer - is included for free. PDF-XChange Lite enables the conversion and printing of documents from a wide range of formats to industry-standard PDF.

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PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V9 supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows 7 and later:

 

 

V4 thru V9: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible.
Version 4, 5, 6, 7: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible; WIndows XP*, WIndows Vista compaible
Version 3: Still available for Windows 95/98

 
  • We recommend that users install the latest Microsoft Windows service packs and updates before using our products, as doing so will ensure the greatest possible performance of the software.

  • Our products - in particular the printer drivers that PDF-XChange Standard and PDF-XChange Lite utilize - are not designed to work in virtualized environments such as the XenApp software.
  • *There are some limitations to product support for Windows XP and Windows Vista as Microsoft have stopped supporting them. Further information about this issue is available here.
  • If you are using Windows 7 then please ensure you have the latest release and all available fixes - otherwise you may encounter issues, as detailed here.

The PDF-XChange Editor Free, Evaluation/Demo version is free for both private and commercial use, provided it is not bundled with other software for financial gain.
When the PDF-XChange Editor is used in evaluation mode, many menu items are marked with a PRO Function Logo symbol, which indicates that they are licensed features. These features can still be used, but watermarks will be present on output content, as detailed below. 

Please note that it is not possible to remove evaluation watermarks without a user license. If you want to experiment with the licensed features then we strongly recommend creating a copy of documents with which to experiment rather than using the original document itself.

If you want to use a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor to remove watermarks, then click the Organize tab, click Watermarks and then click Remove All.

Please note that, in order to keep the size of the installer files as small as possible, the PDF-XChange Editor manual comes as a separate download from the product installer. The PDF-XChange Editor manual is available at the following links:

PDF-XChange Editor Help Manual - Ribbon UI

PDF-XChange Editor Help Manual - Classic UI

PDF-XChange Editor can be used to create new PDF files from third-party document formats such as MS Office, images files, plain text (*.txt) and many more. If you want to convert documents of these formats into PDF format then simply open them in PDF-XChange Editor and they will convert automatically. If you want to create PDF files from other Windows applications that can print to paper, then you should use the PDF-XChange Lite virtual printer that is included with PDF-XChange Editor. You can also use PDF-XChange Editor to convert scanned paper documents into PDF format, and to view, edit and annotate PDF documents.

If you are unsure of which download is applicable to you, then you should use the zip installer as it will identify the version of Windows that you are using and download the correct installer for you. Note that this installer is a .exe file wrapped in a zip file, which is a necessary step as some download management software blocks .exe files. Alternatively, you can use the .msi installer - but in that case it is necessary to download and install the correct version for your operating system.

Virtual Print Drivers

PDF-XChange Lite (this product is now free for non-commercial use, and included for commercial use with PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus and PDF-Tools).

PDF-XChange Standard

PDF-XChange PRO (includes PDF-XChange Editor).

MSI Installer Options
These installers are designed for corporate-level system administrators, as opposed to general users. If you are unsure of how to approach installation then you should use the default .zip installer instead of the .msi installer.

International Editor Language Support
The PDF-XChange user interface language support files are available from the Language support page.

FREE OCR Support
OCR functionality is available at no charge in both the free and licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor. The default installation supports a wide range of languages and language extension packages are available here.

Avg. Score From 642 Reviews : 5/5 Stars
  • by Christine Gilmour 22 Sep, 2021 12:16 PM PDT
    I was using PDF XChange Viewer for several years and really liked it. When the Editor version came out, I did not want to take the time to learn all the new menus. But since my old version was no longer supported, I purchased the Editor version and it seems to be pretty good. It will take some time to relearn but the differences don't seem to be too great and the added functions will ultimately be a benefit.
  • by Manos Bairaktaris 20 Sep, 2021 02:21 PM PDT
    I think your PDF -XChange is an excellent product. Among the best and by far the best quality/price ratio in the market. Congratulations on your excellent work.
  • by Marty Olson 09 Sep, 2021 07:33 PM PDT
    This software is excellent in pdf markup, highlighting, editing and creating. Don't forget blank pasting and flattening to erase. I have found it to be everything I need in a pdf editor. The OCR is also very good, not perfect, but that depends on the scanned original. Great price. I have been renewing my maintenance to get the latest upgrades, super cheap. Appreciate your work, all of you working at Tracker. Much gratitude.
  • by Rogier van der Meij 09 Sep, 2021 07:16 AM PDT
    Perfect program for PDF
  • by Mark Reynolds 08 Sep, 2021 07:12 AM PDT
    I have been using PDF-XChange Editor for 4 or 5 years now, it has nearly everything I want (that's not a bad thing - it will not write a PowerPoint presentation for me!). It also has multiple features I don't use or haven't identified as yet; again not a bad thing as I have room to grow without having to purchase something new. The package is excellent value for money, thanks

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