Tuesday, July 4, 2017

thumbapps.org PDF-XChange Editor Portable, the smallest, fastest, most feature-rich FREE PDF editor/viewer available!
"An amazingly powerful free PDF reader that lets you split and convert documents, edit text, add annotations and images, and encrypt them." —Cat Ellis, techradar.com (May 18, 2017)
"...that this program is VASTLY superior to Adobe. I am still trying to figure out all that I can do to PDFs with this program and will likely be doing so for the foreseeable future. Thank you Tracker. You Canucks are pretty sharp!" —Kevin J. (a user), tracker-software.com (22 Nov, 2016 02:20 PM PDT)
"This is the best PDF package for the money anywhere. Period. I wanted to use some of the pro features so I shelled out the $43.50 and do not regret it." —warmlandpaul (a user), download.cnet.com (April 08, 2014)
PDF-XChange Editor is the smallest, fastest, most feature-rich FREE PDF editor/viewer available!
   Create, View, Edit, Annotate, OCR and Digitally Sign PDF files plus much more...

Size: 135 MB (142,258,176 bytes) Packed Size: 41.4 MB (43,466,752 bytes)
SHA-256: EAAD54784FF182A08F0075DD04DB1289F84A65BF694B5DFBE7DB1AF44D965801

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Release Details

Developer: Tracker Software Products (Canada) Ltd & thumbapps.org
Requirements: Windows XP or later
License: Freeware (Personal and business use)—EULA
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, PortableApps.com Launcher Generator/PAL, PortableApps.com Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest PDF-XChange Editor release—both the 32 and 64 bit .msi installers.
  3. Put them in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the installers by following this guide.
  4. Browse the extracted 64 bit installers into C:\0TEST\EditorV8.x64\Tracker Software folder, move PDF Editor folder to C:\0TEST\PDFXEditPortable\App folder and rename it to PDFXEdit.
  5. Browse into App\PDFXEdit folder then rename PDFXEdit.exe to PDFXEdit64.exe, Rename 64 bit exec...
  6. Browse to the extracted 32 bit installer C:\0TEST\EditorV8.x86\Tracker Software\PDF Editor folder, move PDFXEdit.exe to App\PDFXEdit folder.
  7. Delete these
    • folders: Help, Stamps
    • files: iePDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll, npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll, iePDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll, npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll
    Delete folders/files...
  8. Look up the version from PDFXEdit.exe's Properties dialog box, Look up version...
  9. Browse to PDFXEditPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. 8.0.331.0 not just 8.0.331,
     DisplayVersion=8.0.331.0 (32/64 bit)
  10. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\PDFXEditPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  11. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  12. When all is OK, then delete the PDFXEditPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\PDFXEditPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  13. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  14. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit PDF-XChange Editor portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-PDFXEditPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Delete your current App\PDFXEdit folder.
  3. Follow step 2-7 of the "DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release" above.
  4. Done.

Portability Notes

PDF-XChange Editor is 100% portable.

Release History

7.0.323.1: User manual (pdf, ±50MB) removed, since there's no new update.

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