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PDF Reader for Windows 7

By PDFLogic Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of PDF Reader for Windows 7

  • Open, view, edit, and convert Adobe PDF files
  • Last updated on 05/30/17
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 30, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.2.2566

Version 1.2.2.2566 enhances mouse wheel scrolling and allows to copy text or pictures out of PDF files with less mouse clicks.

General

Release May 23, 2017
Date Added May 30, 2017
Version 1.2.2.2566

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,368,939
Downloads Last Week 3,840
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Developer's Description

Open, read, view, review, edit, and print Adobe PDF files, and convert PDF to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, WMF, EMF, EPS with this lightweight yet full-featured free PDF viewer. The software 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 all PDF files in a split second. 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. One special feature of the PDF reader is slideshow. You can browse your PDF document in the way just as you show your Microsoft PowerPoint slides. The other special feature is to copy text and graphics out of any PDF file. 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 a server operating systems for terminal users, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, and Microsoft Home Server.