Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Free PDF Annotation Tools on Windows

Weird enough, If you want to put some comments or highlight some text using the acrobat pdf reader, you have no access by default. what you have to do is install a PDF Acrobat Professional, and enable the commenting access explicitly. what a Pain? how about those PDFS we just downloaded from internet, we don’t control the file generation process.
So here is the thing, Acrobat Reader does support commenting and highlighting, you can the tools are there.


But NO Commenting access for almost every PDF files in the world.

After some research, I found the Xchange Viewer, which has the free version and pretty powerful and have all the features to comment and highlight. No need to change the Comment Privilege any more.
Download Here, http://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads chose the PDF Xchange Viewer.


enjoy your reading and commenting now with Xchange PDF viewer. Also it uses the standard PDF api, so when you save the commented PDF, you can open it use the standard acrobat pdf reader. and the comment is there also.

more FREE tools for application developers and system administrators.


John B said...

Thanks a BILLION! I just returned to PC from Mac, and that is the only shortfall not having Mac Preview. I was sure that the $650 version of MSO 2010 Premium PLUS would allow me to annotate... grrrrr... and $300 for the right adobe just to comment on papers or take notes for reviewing?! Holy cow!

I went through MS and specific Office forums, and nobody seemed to be able to give me a clear answer for simple software just to take notes taht wasn't a rip-off... found a few junk ones, but THANK YOU for this *up-to-date* direction.... wish it could get out there more and run right over Adobe!!!


Anonymous said...

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