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Windows 7: What's the best way to view PDF files?


09 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
What's the best way to view PDF files?

Hi,

I use Firefox to browse the internet and Google Chrome to view PDF files on my PC. I don't use Foxit, Sumatra or Adobe Reader cos I don't need to edit PDF files.

I don't want to install Google Chrome on my laptop. So, is there any way to view PDF files on Firefox or Internet explorer using an addon or something?

Thanks,
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09 Oct 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sumatra has a plugin for Firefox, Opera and Chrome. But not IE. It isn't available as a separate plugin, but rather as an option on the install of Sumatra. Sumatra is much lighter than adobe. I am unaware of just a plugin that works without the installed program. Sumatra has a portable version, but I don't believe it offers the plugin. A Guy

Sumatra Releases PDF Plugin For Firefox, Chrome, Opera

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09 Oct 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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I don't use Foxit, Sumatra or Adobe Reader cos I don't need to edit PDF files.
Please forgive me, I'm not trying to be disrespectful. Rather than worry about plug-ins that could slow down your browser or cause other issues, why not install one of the many free PDF readers like Foxit, Sumatra, Nitro, etc? Just because you don't edit PDF files doesn't mean you can't use one of these products as your default reader. (I'll bet most people don't use half the stuff available in Windows 7 but they still buy it and install it. )

If you're worried about taking up hard drive space, you might consider Cool PDF Reader. It has a very small footprint.

Cool PDF Reader - View PDF, Free PDF Viewer
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09 Oct 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

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09 Oct 2011   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you used Chrome as your browser it has a built in PDF reader which is halfway decent.
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13 Oct 2011   #6

Win7-64
 
 

NitroPDF. Free & allows you to mark up/update a PDF & save the updated copy.
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15 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nitro likes to crash very often. I prefer PDF-XChange Viewer as the most stable, fast and with the most features for free. For example, new add/edit Bookmarks and OCR. Also I like Its highly customizability.
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16 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

I still use Adobe PDF Reader. The best one so far despite what other people say about it..
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16 Feb 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Adobe is good at pdf (albeit a huge program). But it also a huge vector for malware and is constantly insecure. A Guy
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19 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'd like a PDF program that can do everything the Pro versions of most of the PDF software listed in this thread except opensource. I once spent a few hours, searching, couldn't find nothing. I'm presently using Nitro and it stinks.
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