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Software that interacts with or provides a viewer for PDF documents

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Open source PDF reader for Windows

I want to read PDF files on Windows. The PDFs can be quite large (like 50 MB) but they do not contain interactive forms nor special gadgets. I just do casual human reading, no automatic data ...
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Software to read, highlight, and annotate PDFs

Is there a PDF reading app available for Mac that has the following features: Allows you to continue reading PDFs where you left off when opening them (automatically goes to the last page you were on)...
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Lightweight PDF viewer to navigate through files in a folder

I have a rather large folder containing many PDF files. Opening each and every file from Explorer seems too tedious. Requirements Lightweight PDF viewer There is no need to offer advanced options. ...
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Free PDF viewer that opens several pdf files in different tabs

I want a pdf-viewer that can opens several pdf files in different tabs (single window) for Ubuntu 14.04. (I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and evince is pre-installed but it opens pdf files in different ...
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Android PDF Viewer / Reader

I am looking for an Android PDF Viewer / Reader to replace APV PDF Viewer. Why? It appears APV PDF Viewer may be abandoned. It has not been updated recently, has been removed from the Google Play ...
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Any PDF reader with continuous horizontal scrolling?

I have a specific use case for PDF reading, which I'm struggling to fulfill. I frequently read magazines on my (Windows/Linux) tablet (hybrid, actually). Since the screen is relatively small (16:9 11....
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Are there any PDF and/or ebook readers (for epub, mobi and/or lit formats) that allows you to "add" to the text/page in a way you can retrieve next time you open the text? Things like (margin-)...
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Windows PDF viewer that lists highlighted TEXT (as on mac)?

On Mac's preview as well as goodreader on ios have a pretty good summary of highlighted text: This essentially shows all the highlightings I have made, the page it's to be found on and - most ...
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PDF viewer and/or reader having feature to play animations

I’m looking for a PDF viewer for Ubuntu 14.04 to play animation of plots (Fig. 7, page 4 and page 9) in knitr-graphics.pdf. Link to download PDF file. For Windows I was using Adobe Reader. Now I ...
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A pdf reader that can display 3 pages in a row

My pdf reader (evince) supports dual display, i.e pages are not shown consecutively but 2 in a row: slide 1 | slide 2 slide 3 | slide 4 Use case: I'm viewing a PDF with a slide on each page and the ...
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PDF library management and viewer

I look for a PDF viewer which also offers some sort of document management. I have a lot of PDF files which I wish to tag, classify, … Then I look for a PDF viewer with at least the following ...
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Software to convert XPS to PDF

Most of the tools shown when searching for "xps to pdf converter" are online. A few offline tools available require install and don't provide quality conversion. They seem to convert xps to image and ...
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Presentation Software with a cursor looking like a laser pointer instead of mouse pointer

For my presentation I am not interested in using a laser pointer. Instead, I'd like the mouse pointer to be a colored dot (just like a real laser pointer). I'd like to do this in Adobe Acrobat XI on ...
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Software to help organize thousands of scanned documents (JPG/JPEG/PDF)

I am seeking recommendations for software to help organize thousands of scanned documents. Most are saved as JPG (JPEG) images, although some are saved as PDF files. It is okay if your ...
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Scientific paper reader app for windows

Recently I have been reading a lot of scientific papers and I would like a PDF reading app that can help me read the document more easily. Specifically, I would like to be able to hover a link in the ...
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Linux PDF reader that shows annotations

I am looking for a lightweight PDF reader that shows annotations. I do not need to be able to add my own annotations. Evince only shows one type of comments - it does not show removed text or replaced ...
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JS library that displays PDF as flipbooks

The goal I'm looking for a JavaScript library or plug-in that I can use to view regular PDF files as flipbooks like the one below: What have I tried I found many solutions that can convert PDFs and ...
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PDF reader with OCR [duplicate]

Is there a PDF reader where I can select unselectable text to copy it? I use the FireShot plugin/extension for page capturing in PDF. Unfortunately, it generates the PDF as "image", so no way to ...
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PDF reader for single user

I am looking for a lightweight PDF reader for single user which has these features: View mode: full screen, single page and continuous scrolling. Can zoom. Virtual printer Text search, bookmarks and ...
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Fast PDF Viewer Software that take advantage of multi-core processors and caching

Opening a scanned PDF book with lot of embedded JPG pictures with original Adobe Acrobat is something slow even if loading poor quality jpg embedded pictures and a SSD 500-1500 MB/s fast. Generally a ...
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Open source PDF viewer for Linux with JavaScript support

Requirements: Basic PDF support Form support At least basic JavaScript support Open source Ideally: Packaged for Debian vi-style keybindings (jklh to move around, etc.) Minimal interface (hidden-by-...
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Alternative to Sumatra PDF

I'm looking for a minimal PDF viewer similar to Sumatra PDF for Windows. I want: Quick start-up time No interface clutter Supports bookmarks Allows collapsing/expanding all bookmarks (with a single ...
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I'm searching for a software for reading pdf files on the pc

As the title says, I would like an application (best if free) for .pdf files reading on my computer. I often read academic papers and I would like an alternative to Acrobat Reader. Ideally with this ...
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PDF viewers can navigate bookmarks with keyboard

I need to find a PDF viewer, working on Windows, that can navigate the bookmarks by keyboard only. In specific, it should be able to do these with hotkeys only: Open and close bookmark panel (PDF-...
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PDF reader that saves sessions

I'm on windows 10, using foxit free version, looking to switch since it doesn't support saving sessions, I saw many alternatives with fancy features but I'm not sure I want any of them. The features I'...
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Software which can add a table of contents to a PDF document

I am reading a PDF book with no interactive contents sections. If there was a contents section with hyperlinks I could click on a chapter in the book contents and my PDF reader would skip to that ...
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View PDF Documents like Magazines in HTML5

I would like to take a PDF document and view it like a Magazine in HTML5. My requirements are, Flip affects Gratis
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PDF reader with split screen feature?

Is there a PDF viewer that supports split screen à la Word? The following apps don't seem to: SumatraPDF Foxit Reader Acrobat Reader DC Thank you.
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Is there a PDF software capable of finding, extracting, selecting and then summarizing the annotations/comments based on a search criteria?

Here's the situation: I have 700 pdf files in one folder (those files have to be there!). Each file contains dozens or hundreds of annontations/comments. Each annotation/comment has keywords to ...
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Free PDF viewer for different operating systems that supports animations/Javascript

I need to be able to view a pdf file that contains animations, and I need to be able to do this on all the common operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone). What free programs can ...
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Free / open source tool to flatten PDFs?

Looking for above-mentioned tool to work with PDFs. Following functions are desired: Draw lines, rectangles, circles for annotations Include comments (as in actual text onto the PDF, not speech ...
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Presentation-mode PDF viewer for chromeOS

I use a chromebook as a daily-carry laptop, and occasionally have to give presentations (which I create using LaTeX/beamer). I've so far been unable to find a presentation mode PDF viewer that runs ...
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PDF viewer for Linux which can trim margins in presentation mode?

Is there any PDF viewer for Linux which can trim margins in presentation mode? Okular can do this in normal mode but not in presentation mode. qpdfview can zoom in presentation mode but not trim ...
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View anchors in a PDF document

I'm looking for a PDF viewer that provides a way to visualize named destinations. Named destinations are the formal name for what you might call anchors. Major browsers jump to the named destination ...
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PDF viewer that supports Regex search

I am looking for a PDF viewer with the following features: Supports Regex search, preferably Perl compatible Runs on Windows (7 and up) Is portable, or can be made portable Gratis Nice to have: ...
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PDF reader with possiblity to read file with a different font

Is there a PDF reader with possibility to change font from one font to another (just for easier reading). It don't need to modify the PDF file's original font, just changed while reading. Something ...
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Industrial purpose pdf viewer (ONLY)

I am looking for a free Pdf viewer (not so fancy). The only thing I need to do with the Pdf viewer is to view Pdf files, zoom in-out (just basic features). Most importantly, it should not keep ...
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Way to display pdf files in webpage that works in Internet Explorer with no add-ins

A pdf file can show up in an iframe in Chrome, but not in IE. we have no control over what the users of our public website have installed, and we can't ask them to install an add-in or configure ...
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Looking for a replacement for Adobe reader

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 ...
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PDF viewer which can move files to folder easily

I'd like to scan through a large set of PDFs and move them to given target folders (in Windows or Linux) depending on the content. So the key is to have a shortcut for moving the currently viewed PDF ...
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Automatically displaying images/PDF on a screen

Is there some sort of application that displays specific files like PDF and/or images from a specified folder onto a screen? I have software that automatically drops images and PDF or client's orders ...
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Linux PDF reader that supports forms with formulas

I am trying to fill out a Yu-Gi-Oh deck list for a tournament on my Linux Mint 18.3 machine. FORM: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf The problem is that there is a "...
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Linux and/or Windows application like Mac Preview

I would really like an application for Windows and/or Linux that can view and do simple annotations on PDFs, JPGs, PNGs, and other file types quickly. For example, in Mac Preview, if I open a PDF of ...
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PDF reader that smartly rearrange layout to fit on mobile screen for comfortable reading

Very often texts is too small and the comprimized solution is to zoom in and pan every single line. I wish there is a mobile app that smartly resized the file for comfortable reading on small acreen.
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PDF viewer displaying PDFs created with Adobe Reader and containing XFA forms

I'm searching for a PDF viewer on Linux that is able to display PDFs that were created with the Adobe Reader and contain XFA forms. The PDFs I get from the administration of my company are displayed ...
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Looking for a free Adobe Acrobat alternative for Business

Recently I switched from Microsoft Office to Open Office and it saved me a lot of money. I was wondering if there's a similar application for Windows that can replace Adobe Acrobat. Something that can ...
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Search documents & display results in snippet view like Google books?

I'm looking for any software that can search keywords in documents (at least text files, but hopefully PDFs) in a folder (or even within a single file) and show the result in snippet view like Google ...
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PDF reader that let me scroll down on a single page without page turn

I am searching for a pdf reader software that let me read the document using ”View single page” BUT not scrolling to next page if i scroll down (opposite of continuous scrolling). I want to scroll ...
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PDF library for Android, iOS, and web

I am looking for a PDF library that can support Android, iOS, and web (as a nice-to-have). The library would be integrated into a platform with hundreds of thousands of users. The only required ...
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Looking for good software for ebook management

I am looking for a software like Calibre that could manage my ebook library. Here are some features that I really need, some of them are not available from Calibre. Allow multiple clients access the ...