I am looking for another PDF viewer instead of Adobe reader for Windows 10. My requirements:

  • Edit PDF files
  • Merge/split PDF files
  • Convert to other files
  • Have a graphical user interface (GUI) and not be command line only
  • Open source (optional)

I have looked a lot for a program like this but it's hard to find. I am willing to give up on merging/splitting, converting and being open source if really necessary.

  • @Izzy thanks for reminding me! I should have added that it is for Windows 10. And I'm just looking for a free software, not looking to buy one. Since I don't know if any free program will have all these features, I can let go of some.
    – nettek
    Aug 20, 2015 at 21:50
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    Thanks for the feedback, Eran! I've added the corresponding tags to your question. Will be hard to find, unless you also let go of the editing part – but who knows. Good luck!
    – Izzy
    Aug 20, 2015 at 23:02
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    You can try Sumatra PDF. It's free and open source. Aug 30, 2015 at 15:18
  • Because none of this functionality is unique to Windows 10, I have changed the Windows-10 tag to Windows. If you are looking for a 'Universal' (aka Metro) app, please specify, so the tag can be updated to reflect this requirement. Sep 27, 2015 at 9:51

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  1. As far as I know, to edit a PDF file like a 'Word' document you need to use paid version of PDF software like Foxit Reader. MS Office 2013 also can convert PDF files to Word documents. In the free version of Foxit Reader you cannot edit a PDF file like a word document, but you can post comment, do typing and highlight text.

  2. For split/merger use the free version of PDFkt builder. It is also available here.

  3. Use PDFCreator to create PDF files using it as printer. This function also available in Foxit Reader.

  • It should be noted that the paid version of Foxit is necessary to avoid having a watermark added automatically upon editing the PDF.
    – mbomb007
    Apr 12, 2017 at 18:27

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