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Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. It's small and starts up very fast. Options are a little thin on the ground but SumatraPDF provides a very comfortable environment for reading PDFs and you can print documents without much hassle. You can take this over Acrobat any day for looking at eBooks.

It's designed for portable use: it's just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive. This classifies it as a portable application. As is characteristic of many portable applications, Sumatra takes up little disk space. SumatraPDF works on Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000. Not supported: Windows 95, 98 and ME.

Sumatra does not lock the PDF file. Without closing the PDF file a user can recompile the text document and generate a new PDF file and then press the R key to refresh the PDF document. Printing is achieved in Sumatra by transforming each pdf page into a bitmap image. This results in very large spool files and potentially slow printing on printers with little memory. Hyperlinks that are embedded in PDF documents are not active in Sumatra.

Sumatra is multilingual, with 20 community-contributed translations. Sumatra supports SyncTeX, a bidirectional method for synchronizing TeX source and PDF output produced by pdfTeX or XeTeX.

Sumatra PDF is distributed under GPLv2 license.

Sumatra PDF Portable is the lightweight Sumatra PDF packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

Sumatra can do for you:

* open PDF files via menu

* open PDF files via drag & drop

* set different zoom levels via menu

Changes in Sumatra PDF 1.3 (2011-02-04):

* improved text selection and copying. We now mimic the way a browser or Adobe Reader works: just select text with mouse and use Ctrl-C to copy it to a clipboard

* Shift+Left Mouse now scrolls the document, Ctrl+Left mouse still creates a rectangular selection (for copying images)

* 'c' shortcut toggles continuous mode

* '+' / '*' on the numeric keyboard now do zoom and rotation

* added toolbar icons for Fit Page and Fit Width and updated the look of toolbar icons

* add support for back/forward mouse buttons for back/forward navigation

* 1.2 introduces a new full screen mode and made it the default full screen mode. Old mode was still available but not easily discoverable. We've added View/Presentation menu item for new full screen mode and View/Fullscreen menu item for the old full screen mode, to make it more discoverable

* new, improved installer

* improved zoom performance (zooming to 6400% no longer crashes)

* text find uses less memory

* further printing improvements

* translation updates

* updated to latest mupdf for misc bugfixes and improvements

* use libjpeg-turbo library instead of libjpeg, for faster decoding of some PDFs

* updated openjpeg library to version 1.4 and freetype to version 2.4.4

* fixed 2 integer overflows reported by Stefan Cornelius from Secunia Research




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Thanks for the update. Topic moved from Software updates. Please post Frontpage updates in this forum to avoid confusion.

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