Get ready to rethink your choice of free PDF reader. Nuance 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. Use annotation tools to highlight, cross-out, and underline text for more effective collaboration. Even fill out and save PDF forms. Nuance PDF Reader takes up less disk space, is more secure than Adobe Reader, and works with virtually any PDF file. Best of all, it's absolutely free, proving that you really can get a whole lot of something for nothing.
Use less disk space - At 200 MB, Adobe® Reader® takes up some serious disk space. Fully installed, Nuance PDF Reader uses less than 60 MB and you get features that you do not find in Adobe Reader. Talk about getting more for less.
Annotate PDFs - PDF files are great for sharing information, but without the right tools, they're not so great for collaboration. Nuance PDF Reader provides frequently used annotation tools, letting you highlight, cross-out, and underline text for real collaboration.
Convert PDF files to Word, Excel, or RTF - With our free PDF Reader, you get the most accurate online PDF conversion available - without having to install extra software. No more copying and pasting or retyping PDF documents. Just use our hosted web service to convert PDF to Word, Excel, RTF or WordPerfect using Nuance's industry-leading OCR technology. It's never been easier to upload, convert, and start using information previously trapped in a PDF.
Enjoy 100% Compatibility With Adobe Acrobat - With support for all PDF standards up to the current version (1.7), Nuance Reader is 100% compatible with Adobe Acrobat®. So you can be confident that it will work with virtually any PDF file.
Work With PDF Portfolios - In addition to supporting the full set of PDF standards, Nuance Reader supports PDF portfolios - collections of various file types assembled into a PDF. You can access each file independently of others in the portfolio and open them using the native authoring software.
Integration With Microsoft SharePoint - Now you can access and open files stored in your SharePoint® repository, or save edited files directly back to SharePoint all from within our free PDF Reader.
- ENHANCED! Create a condensed, "paper-friendly" summary of all comments that have been added to a PDF document. Get a complete view of who added which comment and when.
- NEW! With Nuance PDF Reader you can view rich media including Silverlight® directly within PDF files.
- NEW! Perform Smarter Searches with the intelligent Looks Like Search™ to quickly find content - such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and Social Security numbers - via an alphanumeric pattern rather than exact text.
- NEW! View multi-layer graphics - Get better visibility into graphics by viewing individual layers created by programs like AutoCAD® and Microsoft Visio®.
- NEW! Preview MS Office files directly within PDF Portfolios, eliminating the hassle of having to open each file within the native authoring software to see what is contained in the document. When a PDF Portfolio can contain hundreds of files you can quickly identify the single document you need.
- NEW! Got Pro? Enjoy the convenience of complete desktop conversion with PDF Converter Professional while maintaining Nuance PDF Reader as your default viewer. Get the best of both worlds when you have PDF Converter Professional installed on your PC but prefer to use Nuance PDF Reader as your default viewer.
- NEW! Store the digital ID certificates of your partners and colleagues in Nuance PDF Reader and use them to verify digitally signed documents.
- NEW! Use the improved interface for multiple-string searches and locate sensitive information within a searchable PDF file. Multiple-string searches allow you to refine your search criteria and pinpoint exactly what you are looking for.
- NEW! View messages and notifications directly within Nuance PDF Reader. With the new Messages Panel you have the option to view messages and notifications from Nuance and take advantage of special discounts on Nuance products. Saving you time and money when researching additional Nuance products or upgrade information.
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