PDF Writer for Windows 8


A free add-on which allows users to preview PDF document without opening it in Windows Explorer.

An attorney who deals with a lot of PDFs set himself with the task of finding a way to preview the PDFs in Windows Explorer (much like Cover Flow view already does in Mac OS X) without actually opening them. He has searched high and low and have yet to find anything even remotely similar to Cover Flow on a Mac. He says doesn't need to be able to page through the files, just a quick look at the cover page.

A secretary gets sent a lot of files in PDF format, and it is tiring to having to keep opening them in Adobe Reader, whereas it would be great to see a preview of the file in Windows Explorer or in Microsoft Outlook (in much the same way as photo attachments are shown in full in the Preview Pane).

PDF previewer enables you to see the contents of a PDF document without opening it. You would probably have not realized how useful PDF preview is. When you're looking for a PDF file or you just need a bit of information from one, to preview PDF documents in a fast preview window is easier than opening files.

This freeware plug-in gives you PDF preview capabilities on the fly. Simply browse and click on any PDF document, and its content is shown in the Preview pane of Windows Explorer or in the Reading pane of Microsoft Outlook.


Preview PDF document
PDF document can be previewed in thumbnail when it is not opened via the PDF Preview Handler interface in Microsoft Windows 8.

Thumbnail PDF Icon
The icon of your PDF document is generated on the fly according to the content of the cover page of your PDF document.

Free Navigation

You can click the Previous Page or Next Page button to go through PDF pages of a previewed document or right-click in the preview window and select First Page or Last Page to go to the cover page or the end page.

ontinuous View
View the actual size of any PDF document in the preview pane after you double-click in the preview pane.

Mouse Wheel Scrolling
Drag the view area in the preview pane by scrolling your mouse wheel.

Copy PDF As Image
Copy PDF page as bitmap image to Windows Clipboard.

Copy PDF As Text
Extract all text from a PDF page and save it to Windows Clipboard.

Fast display
The preview thumbnail can be displayed instantly after you mouse click on a PDF file.

High-quality rendering

PDF Preview for Windows 8 gives your PDF files a high-quality preview thumbnail.

Work with 86 different languages
PDF files with Asian, Hebrew, Arabic et al fonts can be opened and viewed without difficulty.

64-bit optimization
On Windows 8 x64 operating system, PDF Previewer works as twice as much faster than on Windows 8 x86 (32-bit).

System Requirement

The minimum requirements are given for your reference.

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 8 x64/x86 (Microsoft Windows 8.1 compatible), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit/32-bit
Computer memory: 1GB RAM
Hard disk: 256 MB free disk space
Display resolution: 1024x768

This product can be used only on Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and later operating systems. Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP are NOT supported.

Freeware free for commercial and non-commercial use.

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