Questions tagged [pdf-viewer]

Software that interacts with or provides a viewer for PDF documents

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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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pdf reader that mimics the user-experience of a physical book

I'm using pdf versions of textbooks for college. Digital Pdf readers are in many ways superior to reading a physical book (keyword searching, etc). However, there are certain things that you cannot ...
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js library - generate pdf from json

I'm looking for js library for generating pdf from json Emphasis on performance. Requirement Support IE11,Edge,Chrome Preview and download. Performance: Ability to render 5000 rows in up to 5 ...
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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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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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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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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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PDF reader that can save multiple sessions?

Which PDF reader that can save current sessions of multiple files from different folders, so that when I reopen it the sessions are restored?
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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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Android PDF viewer that maintains Roman Numerals before page 1?

I have several text books I am trying to read on my Android tablet, and it's very frustrating that the page numbers do not correspond to the numbers written on the page, since there are about 20 to 30 ...
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Document Viewer

Does anyone know of any good software choices that will either allow me to compare documents against a set of glyphs (character map behind pdf documents)? Or if anyone knows of a good OCR software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android feature rich PDF viewer/editor for free

I was looking for an Android app for a complete management of PDF files (reading, searching, editing and so on) that was as feature rich as possible and FREE. As first to notice, I came across ...
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free PDF reader with zoom

I'm working with largish PDFs (e.g. 17523x2383 dots @ 72dpi), where i need to zoom out (to see the overall picture and to navigate) and to zoom in (to read labels on the nodes). The PDFs are simple ...
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Online PDF viewer with permalinks on pages

I need service where I could load my documents in the PDF format that there was an opportunity to deliver to permalink on each page. For example, if my PDF document locates at the address example....
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Word count of selection in a PDF file

I am looking for a PDF viewer that can give a word count of a selected text. It should work on Microsoft Windows. Gratis is preferable.
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PDF viewer that reads all files in a folder continuously

Looking for a PDF viewer that can do the follow given a folder that contains PDF files open the first file in the folder (alphabetical order) continue to open the next file in the folder once move ...
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How to get sticky notes attached to pdf documents in my web application?

To have preview for PDF documents in my web application I am converting the PDF documents into HTML using pdf2HtmlEx tool And this works fine for Highlight Underline Strikethrough Rectangular ...
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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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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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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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Application supporting scripting in PDF forms on mobile devices

Is there any PDF reader allowing to fill out PDF forms (preferably XFA but Acroforms could be acceptable) and able to execute basic scripting (to make validations, filter items in a dropdown, disable ...
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PDF viewer that quickly displays thumbnails of all PDF files in a folder

Many people are familiar with common image viewers like IrfanView or xnView. They have the capability to display thumbnails of all the images in a folder, and then allow you to click on any thumbnail ...
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Application to fill in Dynamic PDF on mobile devices

Is there an application that allows you to to fill in dynamic PDF form (XFA forms) on mobile devices (especially Android and iOS)? The form should be available offline (the solution using HTML5 form ...
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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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Looking for online PDF annotation tool with the ability to sync with iPad and highlight extraction

I'm actively looking for a software which lets me read, highlight/annotate PDF files online (web-based) and also do the same on iPad using a software. Additionally, a Windows application which lets me ...
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Alternative to PDF stacks for Linux or Android [closed]

PDF Stacks is a program for browsing PDF files (not just viewing), but it is only available for Windows and Mac. Is there any alternative for Linux or Android?
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Firefox extension to properly handle PDF files on websites with programming errors

Very often, websites are not programmed correctly. On these sites, when the user clicks on a PDF file, Firefox does not offer to display it in the user-specified PDF viewer. Usually, this is due to ...
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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 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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PDF annotations in separate file, git mergeable

I am looking for a PDF viewer that allows annotations that are stored in an separate file, ideally in an ASCII format that works well when merged by git. Ideally the viewer works on Android, Linux and ...
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PostScript / DVI / PDF all-in-one viewer for Windows

Is there a PS / DVI / PDF all-in-one viewer for Windows? I thought GhostScript would be able to do this but I wasn't able to open DVI files. (Admittedly I have no understanding of these file formats.)...
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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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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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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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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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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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Programming Library or Software to Allow User to View and Fill out Pdfs within a Windows 10 App

I'm trying to design a Windows 10 Universal application where one of the features is that it downloads pdfs from various websites. I would like to be able to open and view these pdfs natively in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...