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PDF-XChange Editor v8.0.341.0 Updated

billon on 13 Aug 2020
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a fast, feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of image based/scanned PDF's to fully text-searchable PDFs, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features can be used, but will add a watermark upon saving.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PDFXEdit.exe.

Optionally:
  • Disable most available "Pro" features via the File menu, select Preferences and choose Registration. Check the box "Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus".
  • Additional language packs are available from the OCR language page. Extract these files to a temporary folder, launch the setup process and, when prompted, select the application folder (the same folder location as the PDFXEdit.exe).
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-09-29 01:48

I had a document with both text and pasted images. While Acrobat Pro kept complaining there was rendered text and wouldn't OCR the available images, PDFXChange got right to it.

AndTheWolf on 2019-08-31 17:03

The OCR language files for English, Spanish, French, German, Czech, and Finnish now are already in the "Tesseract" folder of the portable zip package, and there is no longer an OCRBaseLangPack.zip download on the OCR language page. The are other languages there, but six mentioned here are already in the base product.

webfork on 2019-09-02 22:48

@AndTheWolf: confirmed, thanks for that. Updating entry.

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Tomahawk PDF+ v3.1.0

webfork on 24 Nov 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Tomahawk is a full-featured word processor for RTF, TXT and other file formats. It includes tables, search and replace, HTML links, and drag-and-drop support for images. As the name implies, the program can import PDF files as well as export images and text from PDF files. Available dictionary and thesaurus available from the website.

NOTE: the website has gone offline, mirrors available.

Category:
Runs on: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use (may qualify as abandonware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch TPdfPlus.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Jarte
What's new?
  • Fixed N-Up printing.
Latest comments
Loner on 2011-12-31 14:24

Created PDF with Table, and end product resulted in far right of table not shown on PDF even though I justified it to center.

Mixture on 2016-07-18 13:33

The website has been shut down.

billon on 2016-07-18 17:25

Yep, but download links still work (not for long?).

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