it looks like Tracker Software is about to abandon a propserous PDF-Xchange Viewer
) in favor of a less famous sibling with PDF editing features...
So, I tested PDF-Xchange Editor
; http://www.tracker-software.com/product ... nge-editor
), currently at v5.5.311.0 (updated 28 Oct 2014; changelog is at http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXE_history.html
Contrary to PDFXV
, there is no readily portably packaged PDFXE
available for download, only an installer. I was unable to (Uni)extract the installer, so I had to perform an install-copy-uninstall cycle to get to PDFXE
Compared to the predecessor, the program doubled in size (I ought to qualify this: my PDFXV
folder contains only the executable and its settings, plus the separately downloadable help manual, and OCR files for 4 languages, namely "eng
", and "spa
"; the PDFXE
folder, after some trimming, contains mainly the executable and settings, but there are sub-folders for 'Plugins
' -- currently for 3 languages -- and the separately downloadable PDF user manual).
Another difference is the fact that PDFXE
now supports the loathsome ribbon toolbar, with no option to return to the thinner one that characterized PDFXV
. The good news is that PDFXE
can also be made portable with the addition of a 'portable.dat
' empty file, making keep settings in its respective folder and leaving no significant traces on the system (tested under Windows XP Pro SP3).
[url]http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor[/url] author wrote:PDF-XChange Editor
is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other free PDF Reader/PDF Viewer/PDF Editor available. This free pdf editor download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the PDF-XChange Editor
'PRO' in evaluation mode -- for free. No PDF reader or Viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange -- or does so without compromising performance and quality...
latest release from http://www.tracker-software.com/version ... ge-editor/