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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, portable and starts up very fast. Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority. Multiple documents in tabs Keyboard Navigation Open Source, see project, ...


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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 2.32.0.145. 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. ...


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Sumatra PDF 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. ✅ Lightweight ✅ Ctrl+Shift+← or Ctrl+Shift+→ to scroll through files ✅ Work with Windows ✅ Rescale each PDF to fit the viewer's window size


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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) As ...


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If you're focus is lightweight / minimalist, you might like Apvlv, which is an free, open source, tabbed PDF viewer for Linux that behaves like Vim:


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You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro (non-free, Windows), you just need to enable the following parameter (before you add the highlights): result: FYI: Retroactively copy highlighted text into comments in a PDF


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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 ...


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Have you checked out FlipHTML5. It meets both your requirements of, having flip affects being free FlipHTML5 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,...


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STDU Viewer 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 ...


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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 PDFs, view thumbnails, search, view document indexes, print documents, and encrypted document viewing. And you want the application available for Windows and Linux both ...


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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. Multi ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I think that what you are looking for is Mendeley. Like pdfstacks you can: Browse PDFs Organise PDFs Annotate PDFs 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 ...


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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 ...


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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: URL: http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/ Download the latest version and install you can follow this ...


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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 */Numpad / Expand/collapse all bookmarks: Shift+Numpad */Shift+Numpad / This isn't written in the document strangely. Not only it support navigating ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I would write a simple shell script which would be structured like that: #!/bin/bash files=$(command to get a list of all the pdf files I want to check) mypdfreader="command for the pdf reader I want to use" function getNewLoc { newlocation=$(some command which returns the new location, for example a zenity dialog) #OR read $newlocation } for ...


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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 (...


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If you just need to view the highlighted text, you can use PDF Highlight Extractor (free, Windows/Linux/OS X):


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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.


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I tested Adobe Reader on Ubuntu 14.04 and the animation on page 9 works fine. See this link to install it. I use Foxit Reader (on Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 with Wine) and Evince and neither show the animations similar to you which I create using LaTeX. Abobe Reader is the only thing that works for me on any Windows and Linux (not a Mac user).


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I think ViewerJS is just what your looking for, ViewerJS (Open Source) ViewerJS must be the easiest way to use presentations, spreadsheets, PDF's and other documents on your website or blog without any external dependencies. No tricks, no conversions, no unexpected downtime from external services, and no plugins required – it happens to work just ...


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