Free PDF Reader help and info

  • Does Free PDF Reader do anything more than its name suggests?

    No. In this case name and functionality coincide perfectly: This free little program will let you open and read PDF files and not much else beyond that.

  • What viewing options does Free PDF Reader have?

    The program has comfortable single and double page views. You can scroll via the handy sidebar or simply hold and drag the pages in the desired direction. You can also rotate the page view. Overall, the Reader does exactly what you expect of it and allows you to interact with the documents in all the standard ways you know and like.

  • Can I copy document content and paste it elsewhere?

    Yes, Free PDF Reader lets you select and copy text into other applications. If you are interested in preserving the page layout when extracting content, you can take a page snapshot with the Reader. This function can also be useful if you want to extract an image or a graphic from the text but it is not directly accessible via selection and right click.

  • Does Free PDF Reader offer highlighting or text annotation options?

    No, the program does not allow you to mark the text in a PDF file or manipulate it in any permanent ways. It merely grants you access to the content inside without any additional bells and whistles.

  • Is Free PDF Reader updated regularly?

    No, the program is simple and light enough to be able to function properly over time without any overhauls or additions. The more keen observer with an eye for design will notice that the program's icons look quite antiquated for today's standards. Think 1990s Windows sensibilities and you will know exactly what we mean.

  • How does Free PDF Reader compare to Adobe's own free PDF reader?

    Unfortunately, not too well. Adobe Reader is the industry standard, it is just as free and accessible, and it offers more functionality, regular updates, and arguably a better, more contemporary design as well. Having said that, not everyone likes to go to the industry leader, and there are certainly good reasons for seeking out viable alternatives - like Free PDF Reader in this case.

  • Is Free PDF Reader light to run?

    Yes, the PDF reader is surprisingly light on system requirements. This is one of its major selling points, especially if you are the proud owner of an old-timer PC which may not be able to allocate the RAM and CPU power Adobe's latest Reader might require for proper functioning.

  • Does Free PDF Reader come in a package with other programs?

    Yes and no. You will only download and install the Reader, which will then automatically promote its sister products to you by placing webpage shortcuts on your desktop. While a PDF-to-Word converter does sound intriguing, many people would see this promotional practice as off-puttingly invasive.

  • Is Free PDF Reader free and legal to use?

    Yes and yes - nothing to be concerned about here.

  • For what platforms is Free PDF Reader available?

    Windows only.

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