PDF2EXE v1.0.0

webfork on 24 Nov 2015
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  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PDF2EXE converts any PDF file to EXE, making PDF readable on any computer without PDF reading software. The conversion from PDF to EXE preserves the look and feel of the original document and includes optional compression. Note that PDF2EXE is based on Cool PDF Reader, which has attracted some comments disparaging the quality of its rendering engine. If you don't like Cool PDF Reader, you will probably want to give this a miss as well.

PDF2EXE also contains security features such as encryption of the shared PDF to help prevent modification, as well as disabling printing and image conversion.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch PDF2EXE.exe

9 comments on PDF2EXE  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Wolfghost 2010-05-20 23:17

Here is download link to Portable PDF2EXE

decomp 2009-01-12 04:50

12/01/09: PDF2EXE is shareware (not freeware) as states the website.

BruceW 2006-11-14 06:45

Free PDF readers (Adobe's or otherwise) are so common and easy to obtain that I'm wondering how necessary it is to offer an alternative format, especially one that wouldn't work on Macs or Linux systems. If I knew for sure that my audience were all Windows users, I guess I might consider distributing .EXE files, but if it were up to me I'd prefer that everyone just had some kind of PDF reader.

Jim Barr 2006-11-13 11:44

In a perfect world, this would be an EXCELLENT concept making PDF viewing and distribution even easier. The problem is that we don't live in a perfect world, and there are too many people sending malicious applications posing as PDF or EXE files. If you can use it within trusted/trusting circles, go for it, but just be careful using it for public distribution/exchange.

Moondoor 2006-11-13 07:16

You can get Acrobat Reader 7 for Linux form here


indy Ram 2006-11-13 06:44

Many of the email servers reject exe files not pdf files
Hence it is of no use to convert pdf to an exe
Something to think about

a 2006-11-12 20:05

i dont think adobe pdf even supports linux..

Henny 2006-11-12 12:28

I Agree with Tapane "Portable" is not the case.This sofware stinks, Only thing PDF2Exe and CoolPDFReader does is make JPEG's from every PDF page and prosses this. See the mess it makes in our temp directory. Cannot believe
this Spanish firm makes a business with professional
PDF software.

Tapani Kuusisto 2006-11-12 05:05

Should be: ..readable on any _windows_pc_... forget macs and Linuxes!

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