One of my personal favourites is SumatraPDF.
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, portable and starts up very fast.
Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.
Multiple documents in tabs
Open Source, see project, ...
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 126.96.36.199.
Note: this version of Evince was compiled in 2011. The result is that any problem found in Evince since 2011 will still be unfixed in this version. ...
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, portable and starts up very fast.
✅ Ctrl+Shift+← or Ctrl+Shift+→ to scroll through files
✅ Work with Windows
✅ Rescale each PDF to fit the viewer's window size
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 you have the proprietary version) and Firefox are both open-source and able to display the vast majority of PDF files accurately.
Additionally Firefox is even ...
There is currently no (Free) PDF viewer for Ubuntu which is able to display these animations.
You'll have to install Adobe Reader for Linux (the latest version available is 9, no more officially supported, neither by Adobe nor by Ubuntu).
Neither PDF.js (Firefox's built-in PDF renderer) or PDFium (Chrome's built-in PDF renderer), nor MuPDF, XPDF, Evince, ...
I can highly recommend PDF-XChange Viewer.
It is nothing short of superb. It has quick start-up time, a completely customizable user interface (as much or as little clutter as you like), supports bookmarks, and allows collapsing/expanding of bookmarks.
It also happens to be gratis (free of cost), totally portable, and of exceptionally high quality. It is ...
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 easier and better to use than some of the other PDF programs. Website
The only glitch I have repeatedly had with its OCR is that it converts "fi" to a single ...
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 avoid those dependencies, there's also QPDFView, again available via the standard repositories.
Okular and QPDFView (click images for larger variant)
You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro (non-free, Windows), you just need to enable the following parameter (before you add the highlights):
FYI: Retroactively copy highlighted text into comments in a PDF
Have you checked out FlipHTML5. It meets both your requirements of,
having flip affects
FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that
makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including
magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online; Create HTML5
flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone,...
I have found a free PDF Viewer Evince which is lightweight and allow you to view multiple types of document like djvu, tiff, PDF, XPS, etc.
It has following features:
view document indexes,
print documents, and
encrypted document viewing.
And you want the application available for Windows and Linux both ...
For years now, I have used PDF-XChange Viewer and can highly recommend it.
View mode: full screen, single page and continuous scrolling. Can zoom. Yes
Virtual printer Yes
Text search, bookmarks and last page view Yes
(I particularly like that you can search through the current document, all open documents, or all PDF documents in a given directory.
A couple of options:
qpdfview - install with sudo apt-get install qpdfview and it is free, lightweight and works well out of the box, you can even restrict the cache size in the preferences.
Google Chrome - you can open pdf files in separate tabs, it's free & you may well have it already - not just a pdf viewer but if it is installed and you have ...
There doesn't seem to be an editor with such a viewing option, but there may be workarounds through the PDF printer.
After going through the page sizes in the print options on Evince, there were a couple that didn't produce overlap, namely c and e. Also make sure to uncheck both options under Page Handling and select Fit to Printable Area for the page ...
You can use Calibre ebook manager to manage pdf files as well as other types of ebooks:
Free both financially and FOSS
view pdf files (editing or highlighting tools is a plus) - No uses your system default
Open pdf fils (as the default application) - No uses your system default but does add a add to calibre library to the context menu
allow tag the file - ...
STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.
Example for highlighted text
I think that what you are looking for is Mendeley.
Like pdfstacks you can:
But unlike pdfstacks:
Available for Windows, OS-X, Linux, iOS & Andoroid
Also available as browser plug-in
Free basic packages (2GB of storeage)
Cross Platform Sync
Reference & Citation Manager
Groups & Collaboration tools ...
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 it is not originally LaTeX, then with similar approach, you can convert it to MS Word and do the same.
Let me know if it worked, otherwise we can find another ...
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 many more.
How to Install:
Download the latest version and install
you can follow this ...
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 */Numpad /
Expand/collapse all bookmarks: Shift+Numpad */Shift+Numpad /
This isn't written in the document strangely.
Not only it support navigating ...
I use Mendeley to manage my pdf library. It is actually a reference manager, but it does fit your criteria:
It is free
Organizes and views pdf files
Ability to add and save annotations and highlights
You can associate the .pdf extension with it as the default application
Ability to add tags or generate them automatically
Additionally, you could easily sync ...
GhostPDL, by the same developers as the better-known Ghostscript software, contains a module called "GhostXPS".
You can download GhostXPS here. You can use it under the GPL as well as under a commercial license. There are pre-compiled binaries for Windows as well as Linux available (plus a source code license in order to self-compile it on other platforms, ...
If you can open the XPS document then a pdf printer should work quite well.
I have often used PDFCreator for this exact task. If there is text in a document that it is printing it maintains that as a text format rather than text->image->pdf which truely does suck.
It is free and you can convert to many more formats as well. Some versions of the installer ...
FoxIt PDF reader has a Linux version and say that it can
read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill
out PDF forms.
It would seem to follow logically that any program which can create annotations can also sign them.
Alas, I have no current access to a Linux box, but if you follow my logic, then give it a try.
I know that you said that you want to use Acrobat but this page, Use Mouse as Laser Pointer in a PowerPoint Presentation, shows you how to do it in PowerPoint, using an inbuilt function, without the need for extra/third party software (always a bonus).
You have a presentation to deliver in few minutes and you just realize
that you forgot your laser ...
As I'm not sure for what platform you are asking, for now I can only give you the advise to take a look at http://pdfreaders.org/:
It's a list of FLOSS PDF readers for all platforms; and most of them are really lightweight and quick with all basic functions.
If you are looking for only free (not open source) readers I can recommend:
PDF-XChange Viewer (...
Foxit Reader is the one I use. It's pretty fast, and generally very compatible. I find it reads just fine PDF files that Google Drive chokes on.
it does allow notes.
It only has one kind of bookmark, but you can name each bookmark.
It has highlight, strikeout and underline
I don't think you can change the background.