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Open source PDF reader for Windows

One of my personal favourites is SumatraPDF. Features: Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows. Sumatra PDF is powerful, small, ...
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Open source PDF reader for Windows

You can use Evince for Windows (part of the GNOME project which is the part of GNU project, licensed under the GPL license). It works even in Windows XP. The latest version available for Windows is 2....
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PDF reader with OCR

I use and like PDF Xchange Viewer (now Editor, per the website). It includes OCR capability which will convert the image of text to text (for clean text). I find its annotation capabilities much ...
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Open source PDF reader for Windows

Maybe you don't need one! (well duh you need, but maybe not as a separate program) You may use software that is potentially already installed on your computer: the browsers Chromium (or Chrome, if ...
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PDF viewer with hyperlink preview

For Linux: Evince / GNOME Document Viewer, at least from version 3.38.0. For macOS: Skim. For Windows, macOS and Linux: Sioyek (from Yijun Yuan’s answer).
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

If you don't mind KDE dependencies, Okular (the KDE document viewer) offers all that: Highlight, sticky notes and other annotations. You can install it straight from the repositories. If you'd rather ...
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Foxit Reader is available for Linux. I've used it in Windows OS and I'm satisfied. You can annotate, highlight, add text (with different font and size) to anywhere on a page, sign your document, and ...
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An open source PDF reader with built in dictionary or plugins?

I found a tutorial of adding a real-time google translation button for pdf-xchange editor. Although pdf-xchange editor is not open source software, but I think it is a good hint for other pdf viewers. ...
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Windows PDF viewer that can rename file with it open

Sumatra PDF reader appears to have that ability, though I can't find it mentioned in the docs. Open a pdf, hit F2, and a file dialog opens up. Type in the new name and it gets renamed.
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PDF reader without any controls

I think you should instead lock down the .pdf, i dont know of any (or any reason why someone wanted to make a "no features" .pdf reader) in Acrobat you can have different security settings, I know ...
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Is there a PDF viewer for Linux that supports filling out forms?

Okular 0.24.2 is able to handle forms.
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Is there a PDF viewer for Linux that supports filling out forms?

In Linux the default pdf viewer(in ubuntu) evince can view a pdf with forms and also allow you to fill up the forms. Although the experience is not that pleasant. Okular can handle forms preety well....
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Any PDF reader with continuous horizontal scrolling?

Xodo fulfills the requirements; it supports: zoom two-pages horizontal scrolling (which matches reading from a magazine) is touch based. It has some minor rough edges (my major complaint being not ...
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Software which can add a table of contents to a PDF document

This solution works if your PDF was originally made in LaTeX: Convert PDF into LaTeX format following these instructions. Add table of contents in LaTeX. Compile LaTeX and extract the PDF file. If ...
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free PDF reader with zoom

As requested, converting my comments to an answer: If you can live with all the KDE dependencies it requires (e.g. because you're using KDE anyway),¹ you can use Okular for this. It handles zooming ...
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free PDF reader with zoom

There is xpdf. Though it zooms to only 4x size, you can select a rectangular area and zoom to selection of any size. At the zoom level you can pan in any direction to view the whole page.
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Word count of selection in a PDF file

Word 2013/2016 can open PDF files and also show the word count in the footer. It shows selected word count also in the footer.
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PDF reader with possiblity to read file with a different font

You don't need OCR except when the pdf is an image pdf. If you just want to change the fonts, there is a program from Softmaker called Flexipdf that lets you just change the font. The program ...
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PDF reader with possiblity to read file with a different font

A Foxit license or Adobe subscription would allow you to OCR (optical character recognition) the PDF and then edit it. The procedure of getting to editable text would be different per program but ...
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Search documents & display results in snippet view like Google books?

I'm going to recommend AstroGrep which has a very similar layout to the Google Snippet view. It supports plain text files. It is based of the UNIX utility "grep" and is completely free to use. It ...
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Android feature rich PDF viewer/editor for free

I did my homeworks and dig out an answer for myself. I write it down hoping someone else might find it useful. Yet any suggestions will be very welcome and appreciated. After tried more of the ...
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Industrial purpose pdf viewer (ONLY)

MuPDF is a very lightweight PDF reader which has a Windows version. In my experience, it is incredibly fast (faster to open and faster to scroll through pages than any other PDF reader I have ever ...
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PDF reader that saves sessions

SumatraPDF is the only PDF reader I know of that will save your session. Other things from your list it DOES: Free Windows 10 64-bit compatible Opens PDFs to the last page you were viewing Lets you ...
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Linux PDF reader that shows annotations

The modern Browser seem to be able to open PDF and show annotations. Can confirm for Chrome, heared for Firefox. You can just move the PDF on it.
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Presentation-mode PDF viewer for Chrome OS

I have a similar workflow and issue with presentation. I tried the pdfjs extension, as jstultz commented above. It solves the problem in providing a true fullscreen mode. However, it sometimes ...
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Presentation-mode PDF viewer for Chrome OS

The Google Chrome.app can present PDFs natively. Open a PDF in a new window of your Chrome browser, then click on Open With ∇ and select Google Chrome.app. Within the Google Chrome.app -not the ...
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PDF annotations across multiple systems

It sounds like you are looking for Mendeley - it is an online service with apps for desktop & mobile that provides: Web App Desktop Apps for Windows 7+, MacOS & Linux iOS & Android Apps ...
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An open source PDF reader with built in dictionary or plugins?

A solution other than a specific PDF reader is to use an external program such as GoldenDict. It features a so-called ”Scan Popup“: Each time you select a word in any program—e.g. in your favourite ...
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PDF viewers can navigate bookmarks with keyboard

Sumatra Open/close bookmark panel: F12 Focus/unfocus bookmark panel: F6 Expand a node: Numpad +, →, Shift+Numpad 6 Collapse a node: Numpad -, ←, Shift+Numpad 4 Expand/collapse all child nodes: Numpad ...
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