Free PDF Alternative - Foxit Reader

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kcnychief, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I did search quickly and hadn't seen this yet posted, so I wanted to share this nifty little application.

    The best part of this program is that obviously it's free, requires no installer, and leaves less than a 3MB footprint on your Hard Disk. If you want to use a free PDF Writer to go along with it, try out PDFCreator.

    www.foxitsoftware.com
    www.sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator
     
  2. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    PDFCreator is a super app,,i Recommend-It :)
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I tried FoxIt a few months ago. It's nice because it's a small single-file exe, and launches quickly, but I found that the font-smoothing was lacking. Fonts seemed to look much cleaner and sharper in Adobe Reader for the same document, so I just stuck to it.

    I use PDFCreator on my laptop, but I don't believe it's compatible with XP x64, so I use CutePDF Writer on my desktop, which is also free and does the same thing. :)