PDF Reader for Windows 7 is a fast, lightweight freeware reader that can display and print PDFs as well as convert them into a wide range of other formats. It's designed to integrate with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 as the default PDF viewer, but it's also backward-compatible with Vista, XP, Windows 2000, and some server releases. It doesn't create PDFs; for that job, you'll still need a full-featured PDF software program, such as the one the developer also offers as a paid upgrade. We tried the freeware PDF Reader for Windows 7 in Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.
PDF Reader's colorful layout is simple but attractive, with a nicely rendered toolbar that basically replicates the most essential commands from the Menu bar. We could choose to hide or display the Menu bar, Tool bar, and Status bar by clicking the Options menu and checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes. The Tools menu is notable for a slideshow feature as well as an option to set the program as your system's default PDF reader. We pressed Help, and the program opened a Web site offering e-mail support as well as a tutorial and PDF manual for the aforementioned premium software. However, most users will find PDF Reader easy to figure out: open your PDF, adjust the view by zooming and rotating, and either print the document or save it in a different format.
We started by opening some PDF files we keep for just such a purpose. PDF Reader opens files quickly, even large, multipage files. Files were rendered nicely, including color images, and the image and page navigation commands worked well. To convert PDFs, we simply saved files in our choice of a variety of formats: TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, and EPS. We could also print PDFs and view document property sheets. While that's about the limit of what PDF Reader for Windows 7 does, that's what most users need in a free PDF reader, and is similar to the capabilities of other tools of its type. We did notice that it seemed faster than certain big-box freeware, though.
Open, read, view, review and print Adobe PDF files, and convert PDF to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS with this lightweight yet full-featured free PDF viewer. The sosftware supports zoom in and zoom out, page rotation, and PDF slide show, and it can be added to Windows 7 as a baked-in PDF browser. Designed and certified for Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit. This PDF reader loads itself in a lightning fast way, and opens almost any PDF files within a second or two. It's an ideal PDF viewer for Microsoft Windows 7, and you can even associate the software with the PDF file type on your system. A special feature of this PDF reader is slideshow. You can browse your PDF document in the way just as you show your Microsoft PowerPoint slides. PDF Reader for Windows 7 is backward compatible with the following operating systems, Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 You can also install the PDF Reader on your server operating systems for terminal users, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Microsoft Home Server Freeware, no strings attached.
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Version 126.96.36.1996 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.