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ByteScout PDF Viewer

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 18, 2011

PDFs can be useful but they can also be a pain; at one time or another, most of us have encountered a PDF that we wished were in an editable format. ByteScout PDF Viewer is a basic program that lets you not only view PDFs but also export them in editable formats. It's nothing fancy, but it does work.

The program's interface is plain, with a few buttons across the top for its features. You can open and view PDFs, print them, and export them as HTML, text, or Word files. That's the extent of what ByteScout PDF Viewer does. We tried the program's features with several different PDFs and had mixed results; depending on both the content of the original PDF and the desired output, the formatting can get pretty screwy in the converted version. This isn't necessarily the fault of ByteScout PDF Viewer though, and as is typically the case with this type of program, PDFs that are primarily text-based turn out the best. Overall, there was nothing about ByteScout PDF Viewer that really blew us away, but if you're looking for a quick, simple way to convert PDF files into other formats, it might be worth looking at. Just don't expect much in the way of features or documentation, and there's no help file.

ByteScout PDF Viewer comes as a ZIP file. It installs and uninstalls without issues.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.20.1871

Version 5.20.1871:
  • PDF TO Text, PDF To XML, PDF To CSV improved
  • OCR support added (can read text from images and repair text)
  • Attachments extraction improved
  • PDF Splitting, page extraction added
  • Improved table detection and table data extraction
  • PDF search improved now with multiline search and word matching mode


Release March 5, 2015
Date Added March 5, 2015
Version 5.20.1871

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET 2.0


Total Downloads 3,725
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Developer's Description

PDF Viewer freeware allows to view PDF, convert PDF to text, extract data from PDF as CSV, XML or XLS format, convert PDF to HTML, convert PDF to TIFF, PDF to PNG, PDF to BMP images. PDF Viewer is the free tool to convert PDF to images, extract data from tables in PDF in XML, CSV, XLS formats. With Bytescout PDF Viewer you can easily: * views PDF files; * prints PDF files; * extracts data from tables inside PDF files in CSV, XML, XLS, XLSX formats; * converts PDF to HTML; * converts PDF into TIFF and PNG images; PDF Viewer freeware is based on Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK for .NET developers. Windows XP with .NET installed, Vista or higher is required to run the utility.
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