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Glyph & Cog
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 1, 2018
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Xpdf Review

Tina de Pierre
A freeware PDF viewer with text extraction and PDF-to-Postscript
A review of Xpdf by Tina de Pierre

Xpdf is a free and open-source PDF tool which can be compiled on a wide variety of operating systems, but the Windows version includes its own features.

To start off, Xpdf comes with several useful Adobe PDF tools such as one which is able to extract parts of text from the file you load. It can extract document details like the PDF title, description, creation data and the author, among other bits of metadata.

The Pdfdetch tool included is able to extract files attached to the PDF document including images: They may be exported as other formats such as a JPG or PPM file.

The Pdffonts tool is able to determine which fonts have been used in the PDF document. Other tools Xpdf include deal with conversion, Postscript, plaintext and more.

Xpdf is an advanced application which provides several tools for deal with the innards of a PDF document.

Compability and license

Xpdf is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from pdf software without restrictions. Xpdf 4.00 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  2. Freeware PDF Software
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Portable Software

Compatibility with this PDF viewer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Glyph & Cog. This download is distributed as xpdf-tools-win-4.00.zip.

Xpdf has been picked by our editors as very good.
Xpdf has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Xpdf 4.00 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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