ActiveX PDF Viewer


    PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer

    Get ready to rethink your choice for ActiveX PDF Viewer (PDF Reader). PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer, the best PDF reader, enables you to do much more than just view PDF files. You can convert PDF files to Word, Excel, and RTF via a hosted web service. Highlight, cross-out, and underline text with annotation tools for more effective collaboration. Even fill out and save PDF forms.

  • Access to all PDF files and XPS documents.
  • Comment, review and collaborate PDF.
  • OCR your image based/scanned PDF files to make text fully searchable.
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ActiveX PDF Viewer Features

Good User Experience

  • OCR options
  • OCR your image based/scanned PDF files to make fully text searchable PDF files!
  • Simplicity and familiarity
  • Tasks and tools are separated into tabs, grouped by functionality, and represented graphically by easy-to-understand text labels, providing an immediately familiar user interface that won't leave you searching for help.
  • Your favorite tools in one place
  • The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) allows you to create an easily accessible group of shortcuts to the tools you use most frequently. Retain constant onscreen access to the core functionality required in your workflows.
  • Intelligent display panes
  • Offer navigation panes, including Pages, Bookmarks, Comments, Output, Signatures, and Attachments, allowing for easy navigation of large documents, and providing a central location for additional content. The panes are context-intelligent, and can appear/hide depending on the content within the file.
  • Instant in-application help
  • Extended tool tips on mouse-overs give you a fast and direct way to learn about each tool and task in PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer without having to leave the application or look elsewhere.
  • Know your PDF files
  • When you open PDF files with additional properties such as security restrictions, digital certificates, or form fields, you will get notified immediately. If you don't want to be notified each time, just switch off this option in Preferences.
  • Easy access to all PDF documents
  • Being Integrated with screen readers and other assistive technologies, you can open and view any PDF file, such as email messages, spreadsheets, videos, and other multimedia elements.
  • Support multiple platforms
  • Deliver a reliable experience across operating systems. Support a wide variety of operating systems, including Windows and Mac OS, so that extended teams can share documents across platforms.
  • International standards
  • Taking advantage of support for the new ISO Standard 32000 for PDF, support PDF/A, the ISO-approved standard for the long-term preservation of electronic documents; PDF/X (printing); PDF/H; PDF/E (engineering); XMP/RDF; and ODBC.
  • Accessibility
  • Let PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer read out loud, or change the reading order of columns.

Viewing and Navigating

  • Find
  • Quickly and easily find the text you need in large documents. Simply use the keyboard shortcut or click the Find box to search for any word or phrase. Click Find Next or Find Previous to cycle back or forward through occurrences.
  • Read with chapters and headings
  • Navigate documents (that contain bookmarks) with ease in the Bookmarks pane by an overview of chapters and headings, which allows you to go directly to the section you're looking for.
  • Zoom in/out
  • Zoom in and out with any PDF file with handy keyboard shortcuts or typical mouse-based controls. Constantly visible in the Page Controls area of the interface is the level of zoom as a percentage, which can be altered with a numerical entry, and a sliding bar for scalable adjustment.
  • Rotate
  • Allow you to quickly and easily rotate any page by 90 degrees.
  • A view for every PDF
  • Select the most appropriate Page View for the document you're viewing: Single, displaying one and only one page at a time; Continuous, displaying all pages as a single uninterrupted column; Facing, displaying two pages side-by-side like a magazine or book; and Facing Continuous, with facing pages side-by-side as two vertical columns.
  • Full-screen viewing
  • For the closest experience to paper, select Full Screen view to display the PDF as the only on-screen object, with no extraneous functionality or content.
  • Work with multiple PDF files at the same time
  • Offer tabbed viewing of individual PDF files, enabling to easily work between multiple documents within the same window, and even split open documents horizontally or vertically for simultaneous viewing.
  • Preview PDF files inside your email
  • Users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Vista can view attached PDF files from directly within the Reading pane in Microsoft Outlook. With core navigation controls available in-application, enabling you to view and read documents as you receive them.
  • View PDF files inside your Web browser
  • View PDF files inside Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.
  • At-a-glance document viewing
  • Easily view large documents and negate the need to scroll page-by-page with the Pages Pane, as well as the ability to specify a page size and view best suited to the document you're viewing.
  • See all document properties
  • View file summary information including meta data, creation information, PDF version type, page size, fonts used, initial view settings, etc.

PDF Creation

  • 300+ file-types
  • Offer PDF creation from over three hundred formats. Control the way you distribute your work and ensure the recipient enjoys the viewing experience you intended, by sharing documents in a reliable, universal format.
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Drag almost any file into PDFFab PDF desktop icon to create a PDF file, automatically opening the resultant PDF in PDFFab Reader. This process can also be undertaken by simply dragging the file into the application's Document pane.
  • Create from file
  • Offer in-application functionality to create PDF from any file, with predefined profiles, as well as completely customized output options.
  • Create PDF from the print dialog
  • Installation of PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer also adds PDFFab PDF Creator to your list of available printers. From any application that can print, simply select PDFFab PDF Creator when printing to create a PDF.
  • Customize
  • Create the perfect PDF per your requirements, with three easy preset creation profiles, including lightweight 'Web-ready,' versatile 'Office-ready,' or higher quality 'Print-ready.' Completely control the PDF files you create, with options to specify document information (meta data), font embedding, page size, orientation, and quality, password security, and Initial View settings.

Content Extraction

  • Convert to plain text
  • Re-purpose text easily by converting any PDF file to plain text format. Control the output by selecting whether to retain paragraphs/headers/footers, or specify line-width by number of characters.
  • Snapshot tool
  • The Snapshot tool allows you to select any on-screen area, regardless of content, and copy it directly to your Clipboard for quick and easy reuse of images, text, or anything within your PDF file.
  • Extract images
  • Save all images in a PDF as separate files to any folder or destination without modifying the original PDF. Specify the format (BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIF), differentiate between color and monochrome, and create an exhaustive inventory of graphical content from any PDF. PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer can even choose the most appropriate format for each image.

Comment, Review, Collaboration

  • Add notes
  • Provide functionality to add virtual sticky notes anywhere within a document. Notes can be shown or hidden at will, providing an easy medium to draw attention to a particular area, or include special instructions for a document.
  • Markup text
  • Highlight, cross-out, and underline text within PDF files, allowing you to draw attention to text requiring revision. Highlight particular portions of text, and also add comments to the highlight, which can be replied to in sequence, allowing for easy-to-follow document revision.
  • Type text anywhere
  • With the Type Text tool, you can easily add text directly onto the pages of a document. Allow you to easily expand upon or add to a particular portion of text, in whatever font, size, and color you specify.
  • Read comments with ease
  • Its Comments pane provides an easily digested list of all markups, comments, annotations, and revisions within a document. Comment threads can be expanded or collapsed, sorted by type/page/author/date/color/subject, and individually replied to or deleted.
  • Reply to everything
  • Enable you to reply individually to every single comment or annotation in the document, including notes/highlights/stamps/drawings/, and so on.
  • Edit and revise existing feedback
  • Correct, edit and even delete the comments already added to the PDF files you review.
  • Customize pop-up notes
  • Customize the appearance and detail of the annotations you added, including color, opacity level, author name, and subject.
  • View comments from any source
  • View all kinds of annotations used across all popular PDF viewers, including Adobe Acrobat.

PDF Forms

  • Fill in and save forms
  • Allow you to save any content entered in PDF form fields to retain an electronic copy of the completed form to keep you from scanning or physically mailing a form again. You can also reset all fields, allowing you to reset the form to its original un-filled state if needed.
  • Fill static forms
  • The Type Text tool allows you to fill out some forms originated from a scanner, or were never properly setup in the first place.

Quick Sign

  • Create a signature
  • Simply add a scanned image of your signature to start signing PDF files. Automatically applies a transparency layer to ensure a realistic signature can be added without compromising the PDF file's original content.
  • Apply your signature
  • Place your signature anywhere in the document. Resize and move the image to ensure it is correctly located, and then embed the signature permanently by double-clicking it.
  • Protect signing
  • Enable you to add multiple signatures for multiple users and password-protect them individually to ensure no signature in PDFFab ActiveX PDF Viewer is ever misused.
  • View and manage signatures
  • The Signatures pane provides a complete inventory and detailed history of all digital signatures and certifications within the PDF file, including those added in other solutions.

Security and Protection

  • PDF security
  • Support adding 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/256 bit AES Encryption Password and Permissions.
  • Restrict internet access
  • With PDFFab Reader, you can completely disable internet interactivity from your PDF files, or specify a list of trusted sites, allowing to operate securely at a level that suits your workflows and matches your level of comfort.
  • Disable JavaScript
  • Prevent unauthorized JavaScript-based activity and malicious attacks by simply disabling JavaScript completely, mitigating all risk originating from this functionality.
  • Technical support
  • You can also get 24 hours email support for any technical troubles.

System Requirements

  • Desktops: Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 2003/2000/98/NT/Me
  • Processor: 500 MHz or faster processor
  • RAM: 256 MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)
  • Free Hard Disk: 100MB space for installation

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