PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor

The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich FREE PDF editor/viewer available!
Create, View, Edit, Annotate, OCR and Digitally Sign PDF files plus much more..

Editor Plus license includes ability to Create and Edit fillable forms

Includes PDF-XChange Lite printer.

Around 85% of the features require no license to use.
Approx 15% of the advanced features which are clearly identified will place a trial watermark on output if used without a license

Single User License

PDF-XChange Editor Plus

USD $54.50

Single User License

PDF-XChange Editor

USD $43.50

Get Dynamic. Get Efficient. Get Productive. Get PDF-XChange Editor.

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 – a feature that many PDF applications do not offer. There are over thirty tools available to assist in the creation of document comments, annotations and links. These tools make editing PDFs a finely-tuned, precise 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.

Tracker Software is proud to announce that version seven of PDF-XChange Editor was released on 01/12/2017. The latest build includes a dynamic and fully-customizable Ribbon UI, autosave/autorecover options, a wide range of new editing features, MRC (Mixed Raster Content) support, new compression and OCR features, two new form options, expanded Snapshot and Select Text Tools, development of date macros and support of TWAIN 32-bit scanners in 64-bit environments. Please see below for an extensive list of all available features and functionality. 

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 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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Edit Documents

Edit Documents FREE

Utilize a broad range of Editing Tools, document enhancing features, navigation panes and page editing options to invigorate 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

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.

Edit Existing PDF Content

Edit Existing PDF Content

Enjoy the ability to edit text-based PDF content, including the options to 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.

Manipulate Documents

Manipulate Documents

Create, print and email documents. Use Sharepoint, Dropbox, Google Drive and/or MS Office 365 integration to open documents directly from 'the cloud' and then use PDF-XChange Editor functionality to convert them to/from PDF. Combine PDFs into a new document. View and edit MS Word documents. Create PDF documents directly from scanned material.

Secure 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

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. Activate the browser plugins and avoid compatibility issues.

And Much More...

And Much More...

  • View/edit PDF portfolio files.
  • Enable Shell Extensions for optimized Windows Explorer navigation.
  • Utilize Autosave and Autorecovery to safeguard documents.
  • Download a portable version of the software and use it on the move.
  • Buy a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor and receive a copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite absolutely free.
Redact Content

Redact Content

Use the redaction feature to remove content permanently from documents.

Annotate Document Text

Annotate Document Text FREE

Use fully-customizable editing tools to highlight, strikeout and/or underline original document text.  

Spell Check Documents

Spell Check Documents FREE

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

Take Document Snapshots

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.

Measure Document Dimensions

Measure Document Dimensions FREE

Use the Measurement Tools to determine exact document dimensions. Measure distance, area and/or perimeter in standard scales or use the Calibrate Measurement feature to create your own scale.

Find/Search Document Text

Find/Search Document Text FREE

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

Playback Documents

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.

Navigate Documents

Navigate Documents FREE

Use the Hand Tool to browse seamlessly through documents.

Create/Edit Weblinks

Create/Edit Weblinks FREE

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

Utilize Selection Options

Utilize Selection Options

Use the Selection Options to transform, duplicate, copy, cut, delete, deselect, zoom to and create new stamps/documents from selected document content.

Transform Selected Content

Transform Selected Content

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

Select Base Content Text

Select Base Content Text FREE

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

Edit and Manipulate Images

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

Add Base Content Text to Documents

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

Customize the Edit Content Tool

Customize the Edit Content Tool FREE

The Edit Content Tool can be customized to select text, images and/or shapes as desired - streamlining the editing process and saving you time.

Duplicate Selected Content

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

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

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

Create Documents from Selected Content

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

Edit Base Content

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. It is still possible to use this feature to edit non-text based content, but evaluation marks will be added when documents are printed/saved until a license is purchased.

Arrange Selected Items

Arrange Selected Items FREE

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

Export Content to MS Office Formats

Export Content to MS Office Formats

Use the Export feature to export selected content to MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint formats.

Edit Content in Third Party Applications

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.

Edit Content Directly

Edit Content Directly

When a license has been purchased it is possible to edit base-content paths and images directly.

Add Line and Arrow 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 Text

Add Text FREE

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

Create Dynamic Stamps for Documents

Create Dynamic Stamps for Documents

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

Add Text Box and Callout Annotations to Documents

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 Shape Annotations to Documents

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

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

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 Stamps to Documents

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.

Add Freehand Annotations to Documents

Add Freehand Annotations to Documents FREE

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

Embed Files into Documents

Embed Files into 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.

Add 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 Sticky Note Annotations to 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 Links

Add Links FREE

Add links to documents in order to link to alternative document locations or external sources. 

Add Audio Files

Add Audio Files FREE

Record/upload audio files and embed them in document pages.

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following comment and annotation features:

  • Create and edit fillable PDF forms. Available only in Editor Plus. 
  • Create and edit dynamic document stamps. Available only in Editor Plus.
  • Add/remove headers, footers and Bates Numbering.
  • Flatten annotations and comments into base document content.
  • Summarize and/or export comments for editing convenience.
Add Watermarks

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks in order to personalize documents and avoid counterfeiting.

Add Images

Add Images FREE

Use images to enhance documents.

Add Backgrounds

Add Backgrounds

Customize document backgrounds.

Add Barcodes

Add Barcodes FREE

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

Edit Document Pages

Edit Document Pages

Number, rotate, split, resize and/or replace document pages. 

Browse Documents

Browse Documents FREE

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

Avail of Editing Aids

Avail of Editing Aids FREE

Use Guides to ensure aesthetic harmony, Rulers for exact measurement and Snapping for fast-paced accuracy.

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following editing features:

  • Use image compression and embedded font settings to optimize documents.
  • Delete document pages.
  • Use thumbnails to move document pages.
  • Insert/import pages from PDF documents.
  • Extract document pages to a new file.
  • Crop pages/files.
  • Insert blank pages into documents.
  • Add/Remove watermarks.
Use the Loupe Tool

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.

Convert to PDF

Convert to PDF

Convert twenty-five supported file formats into PDF. Please note that a license is required to convert some formats.

Convert from PDF

Convert from PDF

Convert from PDF into five supported file formats: Plain Text, MS PowerPoint File, MS Word File, PDF/A and PDF/X. Please note that a license is required to convert to *.pptx and *.docx. 

Integrate Documents

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.  

Print Documents

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.

Email Documents

Email Documents FREE

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

Enhance Documents

Enhance Documents FREE

Use Macros when saving watermarks, stamps and documents in order to simplify operations and record detailed file parameters.

Bookmark Documents

Bookmark Documents

Use the advanced Bookmark functionality to create and manage detailed document bookmarks. Please note that this is a licensed feature.

Use the Pan and Zoom Pane

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.

Utilize Zoom Features

Utilize Zoom Features FREE

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

Split the Pageview

Split the Pageview FREE

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

OCR Documents

OCR Documents FREE

Use the OCR engine to make image-based text searchable and selectable. Available in multiple languages.

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following document options:

  • Combine multiple PDF documents into a new file.
  • Import files directly from XPS and other support formats.
  • Create PDF documents from scanned input.
  • Create PDF documents from *.txt and *.rtf formats.
  • Create blank documents.
Encrypt Documents

Encrypt Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES encryption password and permission settings to ensure document security.

Protect Documents

Protect Documents FREE

Avail of advanced Data Execution Protection that prevents the exeuction of harmful scripts such as those contained in Trojan horses and other viruses. 

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following security options:

  • Advanced digital signature features, including timestamp verification.
  • Security profiles for the convenient incorporation of document security.
Switch to the Ribbon UI

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.

Personalize the Workspace

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.

Enable Documents

Enable Documents FREE

Use the JavaScript Console to add JavaScript functionality to documents.

Translate Documents

Translate Documents FREE

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

Create New Styles

Create New Styles FREE

Use the Comment Styles Palette to save customized comment and annotation styles for subsequent use.

Find Your Language

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.

Add Launch Options

Add Launch Options FREE

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

Save/Import/Export Settings

Save/Import/Export Settings FREE

Use the customization options to save/import/export customized settings. Send them to your work colleagues and avoid consistency issues.

Avail of Browser Plugins

Avail of Browser Plugins

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

Enable Autosave and Autorecovery

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.

View/Edit Portfolio Files

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

Activate Shell Extensions FREE

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

Get Mobilized

Get Mobilized FREE

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

Double Your Value

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.

Edit Documents

Edit Documents FREE

Utilize a broad range of Editing Tools, document enhancing features, navigation panes and page editing options to invigorate 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

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

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. Activate the browser plugins and avoid compatibility issues.

Annotate Document Text

Annotate Document Text FREE

Use fully-customizable editing tools to highlight, strikeout and/or underline original document text.  

Spell Check Documents

Spell Check Documents FREE

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

Take Document Snapshots

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.

Measure Document Dimensions

Measure Document Dimensions FREE

Use the Measurement Tools to determine exact document dimensions. Measure distance, area and/or perimeter in standard scales or use the Calibrate Measurement feature to create your own scale.

Find/Search Document Text

Find/Search Document Text FREE

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

Playback Documents

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.

Navigate Documents

Navigate Documents FREE

Use the Hand Tool to browse seamlessly through documents.

Create/Edit Weblinks

Create/Edit Weblinks FREE

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

Select Base Content Text

Select Base Content Text FREE

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

Customize the Edit Content Tool

Customize the Edit Content Tool FREE

The Edit Content Tool can be customized to select text, images and/or shapes as desired - streamlining the editing process and saving you time.

Duplicate Selected Content

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

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

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

Arrange Selected Items FREE

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

Edit Content in Third Party Applications

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.

Add Line and Arrow 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 Text

Add Text FREE

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

Add Text Box and Callout Annotations to Documents

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 Shape Annotations to Documents

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

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

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 Stamps to Documents

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.

Add Freehand Annotations to Documents

Add Freehand Annotations to Documents FREE

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

Add 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 Sticky Note Annotations to 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 Links

Add Links FREE

Add links to documents in order to link to alternative document locations or external sources. 

Add Audio Files

Add Audio Files FREE

Record/upload audio files and embed them in document pages.

Add Images

Add Images FREE

Use images to enhance documents.

Add Barcodes

Add Barcodes FREE

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

Browse Documents

Browse Documents FREE

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

Avail of Editing Aids

Avail of Editing Aids FREE

Use Guides to ensure aesthetic harmony, Rulers for exact measurement and Snapping for fast-paced accuracy.

Use the Loupe Tool

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.

Integrate Documents

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.  

Print Documents

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.

Email Documents

Email Documents FREE

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

Enhance Documents

Enhance Documents FREE

Use Macros when saving watermarks, stamps and documents in order to simplify operations and record detailed file parameters.

Use the Pan and Zoom Pane

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.

Utilize Zoom Features

Utilize Zoom Features FREE

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

Split the Pageview

Split the Pageview FREE

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

OCR Documents

OCR Documents FREE

Use the OCR engine to make image-based text searchable and selectable. Available in multiple languages.

Protect Documents

Protect Documents FREE

Avail of advanced Data Execution Protection that prevents the exeuction of harmful scripts such as those contained in Trojan horses and other viruses. 

Switch to the Ribbon UI

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.

Personalize the Workspace

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.

Enable Documents

Enable Documents FREE

Use the JavaScript Console to add JavaScript functionality to documents.

Translate Documents

Translate Documents FREE

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

Create New Styles

Create New Styles FREE

Use the Comment Styles Palette to save customized comment and annotation styles for subsequent use.

Find Your Language

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.

Add Launch Options

Add Launch Options FREE

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

Save/Import/Export Settings

Save/Import/Export Settings FREE

Use the customization options to save/import/export customized settings. Send them to your work colleagues and avoid consistency issues.

Enable Autosave and Autorecovery

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.

Activate Shell Extensions

Activate Shell Extensions FREE

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

Get Mobilized

Get Mobilized FREE

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

Edit Existing PDF Content

Edit Existing PDF Content

Enjoy the ability to edit text-based PDF content, including the options to 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.

Manipulate Documents

Manipulate Documents

Create, print and email documents. Use Sharepoint, Dropbox, Google Drive and/or MS Office 365 integration to open documents directly from 'the cloud' and then use PDF-XChange Editor functionality to convert them to/from PDF. Combine PDFs into a new document. View and edit MS Word documents. Create PDF documents directly from scanned material.

Secure 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.

And Much More...

And Much More...

  • View/edit PDF portfolio files.
  • Enable Shell Extensions for optimized Windows Explorer navigation.
  • Utilize Autosave and Autorecovery to safeguard documents.
  • Download a portable version of the software and use it on the move.
  • Buy a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor and receive a copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite absolutely free.
Redact Content

Redact Content

Use the redaction feature to remove content permanently from documents.

Utilize Selection Options

Utilize Selection Options

Use the Selection Options to transform, duplicate, copy, cut, delete, deselect, zoom to and create new stamps/documents from selected document content.

Transform Selected Content

Transform Selected Content

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

Edit and Manipulate Images

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

Add Base Content Text to Documents

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

Create Documents from Selected Content

Create Documents from Selected Content

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

Edit Base Content

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. It is still possible to use this feature to edit non-text based content, but evaluation marks will be added when documents are printed/saved until a license is purchased.

Export Content to MS Office Formats

Export Content to MS Office Formats

Use the Export feature to export selected content to MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint formats.

Edit Content Directly

Edit Content Directly

When a license has been purchased it is possible to edit base-content paths and images directly.

Create Dynamic Stamps for Documents

Create Dynamic Stamps for Documents

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

Embed Files into Documents

Embed Files into 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.

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following comment and annotation features:

  • Create and edit fillable PDF forms. Available only in Editor Plus. 
  • Create and edit dynamic document stamps. Available only in Editor Plus.
  • Add/remove headers, footers and Bates Numbering.
  • Flatten annotations and comments into base document content.
  • Summarize and/or export comments for editing convenience.
Add Watermarks

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks in order to personalize documents and avoid counterfeiting.

Add Backgrounds

Add Backgrounds

Customize document backgrounds.

Edit Document Pages

Edit Document Pages

Number, rotate, split, resize and/or replace document pages. 

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following editing features:

  • Use image compression and embedded font settings to optimize documents.
  • Delete document pages.
  • Use thumbnails to move document pages.
  • Insert/import pages from PDF documents.
  • Extract document pages to a new file.
  • Crop pages/files.
  • Insert blank pages into documents.
  • Add/Remove watermarks.
Convert to PDF

Convert to PDF

Convert twenty-five supported file formats into PDF. Please note that a license is required to convert some formats.

Convert from PDF

Convert from PDF

Convert from PDF into five supported file formats: Plain Text, MS PowerPoint File, MS Word File, PDF/A and PDF/X. Please note that a license is required to convert to *.pptx and *.docx. 

Bookmark Documents

Bookmark Documents

Use the advanced Bookmark functionality to create and manage detailed document bookmarks. Please note that this is a licensed feature.

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following document options:

  • Combine multiple PDF documents into a new file.
  • Import files directly from XPS and other support formats.
  • Create PDF documents from scanned input.
  • Create PDF documents from *.txt and *.rtf formats.
  • Create blank documents.
Encrypt Documents

Encrypt Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES encryption password and permission settings to ensure document security.

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following security options:

  • Advanced digital signature features, including timestamp verification.
  • Security profiles for the convenient incorporation of document security.
Avail of Browser Plugins

Avail of Browser Plugins

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

View/Edit Portfolio Files

View/Edit Portfolio Files

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

Double Your Value

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.

View PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 includes an improved rendering engine for viewing high-resolution PDF files in maximum quality.

Add Comments and Annotations to PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 offers one of the most comprehensive sets of commenting and annotation tools available.

Edit PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 features direct editing of PDF base content.

Create Fillable Forms

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 includes a fillable form designer that enables users to create and edit fillable PDF forms, as well as create dynamic stamps.

Search PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 features fast, intelligent document search capabilities.

Print PDFs

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 includes a comprehensive set of standard and advanced printing options.

Find Your Language

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 supports a wide range of languages in its user interface.

Two Products for the Price of One

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V7 licenses inlcude the PDF-XChange Lite V7 virtual printer, which enables the printing and conversion of documents to industry-standard PDF.

PDF-XChange Editor supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP** and later.

          
 
Version 5 (2012): Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.
Version 4: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.
Version 3: Still available for Windows 95/98

* Note: Though many users have virtualized some of our component products such as the PDF-XChange Viewer and PDF-Tools application using XenApp, we do not support this at this time.Particularly the printer drivers are not designed to work in a virtualized environment.

** Limitations to product support for Windows XP

To experience the best performance of our products on all Windows operating systems, the onus is on users to ensure that they have all the latest available Microsoft Windows Service Packs & Updates installed.

The PDF-XChange Editor  evaluation version is free for private and commercial use, provided it is not bundled with other software for financial gain. When PDF-XChange Editor is used in evaluation mode many menu items are marked with a special 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 recommend creating a copy of documents with which to experiment.

If you want to use a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor to remove watermarks, then click Document in the menu toolbar, hover over Watermarks and click Remove All.

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

Download PDF-XChange Editor Help Manual

Please note:
The PDF-XChange Editor is not designed to create new PDF files from 3rd party document formats such as MS Office, Internet Explorer etc - if you wish to create NEW PDF files from Windows applications (any that can print to paper) the PDF-XChange Editor license includes the PDF-XChange Lite Printer - (separate download available here)  which will as well license with the Editor license key - the PDF-XChange Editor is designed to create PDF files only from images - or to scan new pages from your scanner - as well as View/Modify/Annotate etc - existing PDF files!

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

Virtual Print Drivers

PDF-XChange 6 Lite (Now FREE for non-Commercial use, and included for commercial use with the purchase of PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus v6 or PDF-Tools v6)

PDF-XChange 6 Standard

PDF-XChange 6 PRO (includes PDF-XChange Editor)

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

International Editor Language Support
PDF-XChange UI Language support files can be found and downloaded from the Language Support page, as well as access to the Language Localization tools should a particular language pack not currently be available.

https://www.tracker-software.com/editor_lang

FREE OCR Support
OCR functionality available at no charge in both the free and licensed PDF-XChange Editor. By default the installations includes 4 default language support (English, French, German & Spanish). Additional Language Extension packages are available here:

https://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr

Avg. Score From 42 Reviews : 5/5 Stars
  • by Kevin J. 22 Nov, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

    I am not a heavy user of PDFs but do work with them frequently.

    Imagine my horror when my company uninstalled my Adobe Standard X and replaced it with some off-brand junk called PDF-XChange Editor Plus.

    Well, seeing as I had no choice, I began to use the software.

    The first 30 seconds of use I determined that maybe the program was okay so I continued.

    That is when I realized that this program is VASTLY superior to Adobe.

    I am still trying to figure out all that I can do to PDFs with this program and will likely be doing so for the foreseeable future.

    Thank you Tracker. You Canucks are pretty sharp!

  • by stefan 23 Oct, 2017 03:21 AM PDT

    Top program!! The best there is.

  • by Sam 10 Oct, 2016 02:27 AM PDT
    Top! Even the free version is verry good for studiing. Thanks
  • by Peter 30 Jul, 2016 04:32 AM PDT

    After years of use, I was tired of the the terrible user interface of Acrobat Reader. Your software is a delight for me (using it for 2 weeks now) !

  • by Carolina 28 Jul, 2016 06:05 AM PDT
    Hey, guys! We need autosave in PDF XChange Editor!

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