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STDU Viewer v1.6.375

Checker on 27 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

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.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix minor bugs.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-10-04 01:30

Confirmed. Thanks.

Changed license to Freeware (ad supported).

Specular on 2014-07-22 08:38

Pretty decent PDF viewer, just the kind of lightweight app I was looking for. Unfortunately there is no 2-page face-to-face only layout view, as the 'face' layout it has scrolls down including any pages below. No idea why such an extra layout isn't included, as it's a better way to view books especially.

hamasaki on 2015-04-28 03:10

Doesn`t work half the time, keeps saying the epub file is corrupt. Yet, they open in Sumatra and just about any other epub viewer with no issues.

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DjVuLibre v3.5.27 New

webfork on 18 Jul 2015
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by SlowLearner

DjVuLibre is a viewer for a PDF alternative "DJVU," an open and often smaller document and image format. Includes various view options including thumbnail, outline, and two-page. The program supports drag-and-drop, can print, export to PDF, zoom, perform text search, and provides views for metadata and file format data.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: HKCU\Software\DjVuLibre.
Stealth: ? No. Settings at HKCU\Software\DjVuLibre and HKCU\Software\Trolltech.
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the application
  4. Launch djview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Sumatra PDF, CDisplay EX
What's new?
  • simplified configuration scripts
  • deadlock fixes
  • miniexp under win32 uses tlsalloc instead of _thread vars (pb under xp)

Full changelog at

Gwennel Doc v0.15

Midas on 7 Dec 2014

Gwennel is a lightweight word processor that takes an innovative approach to formatting options by separating them into a tree-like structure. This is useful for handling long documents with clear, organized formatting tools or for users who wish to focus on the text first and formatting second. Any style changes (such as headings, lists, or colors) are propagated throughout the entire document and, although only able to open and save OpenDocument (.odt) files, this makes the program a capable WYSIWYG editor. Additionally, users can open existing files and make rapid changes to the entire document.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gwennel.exe.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2010-07-30 13:50

It is not at all intuitive, but once you play with it a bit, It comes together.
I probably won't use it on my own computers where Open Office Portable is much handier, but as I like to keep my usb key light, I keep it there. Hint: go over your Open Office documents and see what styles you like to use, and update the openoffice-style.gwen template. I found this makes it more user friendly, as I am dealing with my own tastes.

tpig on 2011-03-12 06:57

I've tested it. I does support Unicode.

Midas on 2014-12-07 21:45

See also Gwennel Web: ...

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AbiWord Portable v2.8.6 Rev 3

webfork on 1 Feb 2015

AbiWord is a fast, basic word processor with live collaboration capabilities and broad file support. Includes support for tables, images, equations, fonts, paragraph settings, print options, etc. Drawn from a cross-platform code base, the program can open and save to a wide variety of file types including Word (.doc and .docx files), OpenOffice, and many more. Includes writing collaboration with other AbiWord users over the internet using the free site or a direct IP connection.

AbiWord Portable is a version from X-AbiWord is also available.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AbiWordPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Writer)
What's new? Core:
  • Enable selections within table cells that span a whole page or more
  • Make sure g_thread_init is called before any other glib function, and remove a redundant gtk_init call

  • Bug 9329: AbiWord uses the old auto save interval instead of the new one
  • Bug 11822: Auto save no longer works
  • Bug 11972: Table of Contents numbering style is not properly reset
  • Fix a memory leak in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11764: Prevent an assert when using SCIM
  • Bug 11959: AbiWord crashes when opening the Select Revisions dialog
  • Bug 11974: Use a C++ callback to prevent uninitialized value errors in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11974: Prevent invalid reads in the renderer by working around a bug in Pango
  • Bug 11975: File names are escaped when changing export type in the Save As dialog
  • Add the ability to render pages as images in the AbiWidget
  • Fix some memory leaks in the Pango renderer
  • Fix some memory leaks in the toolbar code
  • Update the Python bindings and examples to support the new render_page_to_image method

Office OpenXML:
  • Bug 11987: OpenXML exporter saves invalid XML characters
  • Bug 11358: Default table cell properties are not exported
  • Bug 11863: Table formatting is lost during export
  • Bug 11938: Text box formatting is lost during import
  • Bug 11939: Framed images inside of text boxes are not imported
  • Bug 11941: Table cell border colors are not properly exported
  • Bug 9643: Memory leak when importing lists
  • Bug 11971: Import inline style information from
  • Bug 11971: Import line-height values from XHTML files

  • Don't unref used scalar data
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-01-10 21:57

darkest: Abiword's image support isn't great. I recommend SoftMaker Office (

juvera on 2011-11-12 14:21

Version 2.9.1 is available at sourceforge:

Sorry for posting this here.
This website is not really easy to navigate.
I can't find page for submitting notifications of updates or new products. It could be useful to have a direct link for submissions in the home page.

JohnTHaller on 2011-11-13 17:17

juvera: 2.9.1 is a development test, not a stable release. That's why has the 2.8.x version listed as primary and then 2.9.x as a test for users to try out. doesn't list development tests.

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Universal Viewer Free v5.7.2.0

Checker on 6 Jul 2015
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by dasfx

Universal Viewer can open many different formats including text, binary, rich text, images (including Photoshop), videos, audio, etc. Many office formats including PDF, DJVU, and MS Word / Excel. The program can open large text files, such as log files, very quickly and without eating memory.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MS Internet Explorer 4.0 and above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package to a folder of your choice
  2. Create empty text file and name it Portable.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Viewer.exe
What's new?
  • Added support for CHM + 5 e-book formats
  • Added Unicode filelist handling
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-07-06 08:22

UV latest free version is v5.7.3.0 -- payware Pro is v6.5.6.1...

Checker on 2015-07-06 18:43

@ Midas: The 'portable version' download link gives you a v5.7.2.0 only.

Midas on 2015-07-07 12:43

@Checker: fair enough, let the discrepancy between releases stand... :)

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