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Foxit PDF Reader, the program that many consider to be a faster, lighter, more able Windows alternative to Adobe Reader, has recently jumped to version 5.0. This newest release comes with many of the same solid features, a few new ones, and an upgraded interface.

As with the previous version, the setup process is a bit cumbersome. First, watch out for the two check boxes that make Ask your browser default search provider and Ask.com your home page. Opt out as necessary. Then, toward the end of the installation process, be sure to read carefully and opt out of the Addin for Mozilla FireFox, Opera, Safari and Chrome--unless, of course, you're into bloated toolbars. Once you make it through the installation gauntlet, the rest should be smooth sailing.

The new Foxit Reader 5.0 interface is a bit sleeker than in previous versions. It still has clean, easily distinguishable icons, and the toolbar is still customizable. In addition, you can now choose your color scheme (black, blue, orange, purple). It's not ground-breaking, but it's a nice touch. You can also choose a new ribbon-style menu and customize your own shortcut keys.

Foxit Reader 5.0 still includes many of the useful features that its rival, Adobe Reader, doesn't. There's tabbed PDF viewing, text-only view, rulers, Safe Mode, and several annotation tools for things like highlighting and commenting. Meanwhile, 5.0 has added a few conveniences that give it an extra edge, including XFA form filling, support for Microsoft RMS-protected files, and previews in Outlook.

Overall, we think the new Foxit Reader is a worthwhile download. While it may not be perfect--it can't create PDFs, and it pesters users with add-ons and upgrades--it's still a solid alternative to Adobe Reader.

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September 14, 2012  |  By RogerCary

 |  Version: Foxit Reader


Was a great reader......was!


Since installing the latest version I've been getting runtime error r6025 when opening folders containing more than 1 pdf file. Uninstalled latest version, installed version & opened the same folders & got no errors.


Sometimes newer is NOT BETTER.

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What's new in version
â?¢DocuSign Integration Foxit Reader provides integration to DocuSign, allowing users to easily send, sign and save PDF documents and forms using the industry's most widely used eSignature solution. New users can sign up for DocuSign services. Existing users can log into DocuSign to sign and send PDF documents and forms quickly and easily from the Foxit Reader toolbar.
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date September 06, 2012
Date Added September 06, 2012
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
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Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 41.78MB
File Name FoxitReader720.0722_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Total Downloads 17,087,099
Downloads Last Week 3,593
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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