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Windows 7: Foxit Reader 5.0 released

26 May 2011   #1
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Foxit Reader 5.0 released

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Security. Version 5.0 is equipped to open documents created by Foxit’s PhantomPDF™ and protected by Microsoft’s Active Directory® Rights Management Service (AD RMS). This feature improves information security and helps companies meet compliance requirements.

XFA Form Filling. XFA form filling allows users to fill in and complete existing XFA forms electronically.

Productivity Features. Reader 5.0 provides users with productivity enhancements, including previews of PDF attachments in Microsoft Outlook and thumbnails of PDF files in Internet Explorer®. The Fit Visible feature fits the contents of a PDF page to the width of the user’s screen. The Split View capability divides the document pane into two or four panes to make content more easily accessible.

Enhanced User Interface. Version 5.0 incorporates the ribbon user interface technology to make finding menu items quick and easy. Users can choose the newer ribbon mode or the traditional, familiar pull-down menus of previous releases.

Enhanced Customization. With Reader 5.0 users can customize their own shortcut keys and can use skins to customize the look of the reader. Users can also use a new advanced-search tool to easily find bookmarks and commented text.
Foxit Reader - Overview - Foxit Software
Foxit Software


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26 May 2011   #2
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Be very careful with this update. Now, there is no way to opt out of installing the ask.com toolbar. Prior to this release, the user could "decline" to install the toolbar, but now Foxit shoves the toolbar down the user's throats. I stopped the install, went back to Filehippo and installed the version prior to this where I could decline the toolbar.

What a bummer Foxit. I guess I'll just have to use Chrome as my default PDF veiwer.............. Bye bye.
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26 May 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I'm not happy about the inclusion of the Toolbar either. I've moved away from FoxIt and now use Sumatra PDF reader;
Download Sumatra PDF - a free pdf reader

In the past, if you did install the Toolbar, you can usually uninstall it via Add/Remove programs.
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26 May 2011   #4
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I just totally unistalled Foxit and will now use Chrome as my default PDF viewer: How to Use Google Chrome as Your Default PDF Reader (the Easy Way) - How-To Geek
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26 May 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I prefer Nitro:

Nitro PDF Reader
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26 May 2011   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I changed from Adobe to Foxit because Adobe's download manager is, quite frankly, a shambles and doesn't always work correctly. Now,I am going to move away from Foxit because of the toolbar. I don't mind products including things like toolbars so long as you can opt whether or not to install them during setup. True, you can disable/uninstall the plugin in your browser and actually uninstall it from Programs and Features, but that is not the point. If I wanted to install it, I would, but seeing as though I don't, then I don't. Being force-installed without having the option to choose is a big turn-off for me, and I suspect many others as well.

Here are some free alternatives, some of which have already been mentioned:

Download Nitro PDF Reader
Download Sumatra PDF - a free pdf reader
http://www.visagesoft.com/downloads/...spdfreader.exe
http://www.drm-x.com/download/Haihaisoft_PDF_Reader.exe

Having tried all of these, my favourite ATM is the Haihaisoft reader. One of the nice features of this reader is that the icon of the PDF file isn't a generic one, but rather a miniaturised rendition of the first page of the document.
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26 May 2011   #7
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I prefer Nitro:

Nitro PDF Reader
I use it as well, although it does not zoom perfectly and prints even worse, I like it 'cause it's light on system resources and opens even the biggest PDF in a flash.
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26 May 2011   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use PDF XChange Viewer.
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26 May 2011   #9
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I've not looked at the new version yet but is there any reason why we can't just stick with the old version.
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26 May 2011   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could, but then you miss out on the Security enhancements and/or fixes.
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