PDF-XChange Viewer - superior PDF viewing and annotation tool | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

PDF-XChange Viewer from Tracker Software Products Ltd. is a small, fast and feature rich PDF viewing and annotation application. It is also free...


I discovered it today quite by chance - we needed to translate commented PDF files. Normally, we did it in Adobe Acrobat Reader X by using the Comments pane and "replying" to individual comments, adding translation of each comment in the reply. However, as we discovered, Acrobat Reader can only reply to regular text comments, while text that annotates rectangles, lines, clouds, etc (which are listed in the Comments pane) cannot be replied to. We had to use Adobe Acrobat (costs in excess of 200 USD in Russia), of which our company has only one license, to achieve this functionality. Quick research pointed me to PDF-XChange Viewer and I was amazed by the quality, speed and annotation functionality of this free product. The comments pane is very responsive, unlike Acrobat Reader's, and one can reply to any types of comments. A big advantage is the fact that you can copy text from the original comments - this is not possible in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, where you need to retype text like document numbers, etc. It looks like I will not go back to Acrobat Reader again...


In addition, PDF-XChange Viewer supports word recognition (optical character recognition) of scanned PDFs into 4 languages (English, German, Spanish and French), although I did not test this functionality.


If you need to also delete, add, move, crop pages, you need to buy a license for 37.50 USD, otherwise the program is free for private and commercial use, provided it is not bundled with other software for financial gain.


For all features, refer to http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer


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