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a new updated version of Foxit Reader is now available

Foxit® Redefines the PDF Reader

With Over 100 Million Users, Reader Now Offers Broader Feature Set, Enhanced Integrations with Microsoft® Office®, Forms Capability, Productivity Tools, and User Customizability

FREMONT, Calif. - May 26, 2011 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced a new version of its flagship PDF reader, Foxit Reader 5.0. The reader, with over 100 million users, now offers new integrations with Microsoft Office, a forms-filling capability, productivity features such as split views, user customization, and heightened security.

The multi-award-winning Foxit Reader offers significant new functionality, helping Foxit maintain a clear lead in features and functionality among competitive PDF reader offerings:

Security. Version 5.0 is equipped to open documents created by Foxit’s PhantomPDF™ and protected by Microsoft’s Active Directory® Rights Management Service (AD RMS). This feature improves information security and helps companies meet compliance requirements.

XFA Form Filling. XFA form filling allows users to fill in and complete existing XFA forms electronically.

Productivity Features. Reader 5.0 provides users with productivity enhancements, including previews of PDF attachments in Microsoft Outlook and thumbnails of PDF files in Internet Explorer®. The Fit Visible feature fits the contents of a PDF page to the width of the user’s screen. The Split View capability divides the document pane into two or four panes to make content more easily accessible.

Enhanced User Interface. Version 5.0 incorporates the ribbon user interface technology to make finding menu items quick and easy. Users can choose the newer ribbon mode or the traditional, familiar pull-down menus of previous releases.

Enhanced Customization. With Reader 5.0 users can customize their own shortcut keys and can use skins to customize the look of the reader. Users can also use a new advanced-search tool to easily find bookmarks and commented text.

For more information, contact Foxit at www.foxitsoftware.com or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

Foxit Reader 5.0.1.0523

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http://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/reader/

Foxit Reader

The Best PDF Reader – Over 100 Million Users

Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read and annotate PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. You need your PDF Reader to be:

Fast - so you're not waiting forever to read files.

Lightweight - so it's easily deployable and doesn't exhaust system resources.

Secure - so you don't get infected with viruses and can keep sensitive information safe.

A Platform - so you can extend the Reader by creating your own value added capabilities for internal use or for resale.

The Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free PDF readers, Foxit Reader also includes easy to use collaboration features like the ability to add annotations, fill out forms, and add text to PDF documents. Foxit Reader has a small footprint that starts up instantly, renders PDF files quickly and uses very little memory, which is especially important with today's handheld devices. The Foxit Reader is packed full of convenient and easy to use viewing, editing and printing features that make document collaboration simple. Foxit Reader's secure platform insures worry free operation against malicious virus and provides a secure and reliable digital signature verification platform for exchanging electronics documents without putting the user at risk from falsified documents.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 or 3 (32-bit & 64-bit).

Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with or without Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit).

Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit).

Recommended Minimum Hardware for Better Performance

1.3 GHz or faster processor.

64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater).

52 MB of available hard drive space.

800x600 screen resolution.

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Nice, thanks for posting.

I love Foxit Reader, recommend it to everyone i know. Much better than Adobe's bloatware

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Yep, another Foxit user here.

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I never heard of Foxit before. I'll give it a try as I am not too keen on Adobe Reader.

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I've used FoxIt on PC for years (full system-wide PDF support is built-in on Mac) and it is a huge improvement over Adobe's bloatware, but lately they have started bundling the installer with miscellaneous crap like the Ask.com search bar (mandatory install now), which is very disappointing.

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Even if the search bar is mandatory, it can be disabled, right? :unsure:

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Yes, just install FoxIt and immediately after completion go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the stupid thing.

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Just checking. I've had to do that with a lot of other programs that insist on having their own search bar.

Thanks, A

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Updated version 5.0.2 released

Maintenance Release - Foxit® Reader 5.0.2

Fremont, CA, July 21, 2011 - Foxit Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, announces Foxit Reader 5.0.2, a maintenance patch release for one of the industry’s most popular and best known PDF Readers, with over 100 million worldwide users.

To protect our valued users against malicious attacks, Foxit continually provides timely and effective security patches. Foxit Reader 5.0.2 fixes an issue which prevents local or remote arbitrary code execution caused by loading a malicious DLL for the Insecure Library Loading vulnerability. In addition, it solves an unexpected termination issue when opening certain PDFs in a web browser which is caused by a heap-based buffer overflow. Moreover, the version has fixed several minor bugs to enhance stability and security.

"Foxit is committed to providing the fastest, most secure, lightweight, and reliable PDF Reader in the industry," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of Marketing for Foxit Corporation, "Foxit continues to improve its feature-rich PDF Reader to meet the needs of personal, business, education, and government clients."

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/reader/reader502.html

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Updated version 5.1.0 released

Just launch it and select "check for update now" or go to http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/ to D/L it

Just remember to uncheck the ASK homepage + toolbar option during install (update install's any previous version first) if you don't want them

Version 5.1.0.1021 New Features:

1. For better reading experience with maximized PDF document display area, Foxit Reader supports showing PDFs in Reading Mode that hides the toolbar, navigation pane and status bar, with only the menu bar available.

2. In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, Foxit Reader supports collapsing/expanding the toolbar area to maximize the reading area.

3. To extend the document pane, the Auto-hide Status Bar feature hides the Status Bar during reading and shows the status bar floating at the bottom of the page only when the cursor is moved to the bottom.

4. Provides integration to the social networking sites to satisfy Facebook and Twitter users.

5. Supports Read out loud function.

6. Supports displaying PDF documents in Reading mode or Full Screen Mode automatically when opening PDFs with Foxit Reader.

7. Foxit Reader enhances the text rendering quality to display the text more clearly and neat.

8. Increased performance for reader startup, opening a PDF file, and closing a PDF file.

9. Automatically chooses paper type according to the page size of PDFs when printing.

10. Show the page thumbnails when dragging the scrollbar in a single page display mode.

11. Added the Foxit Reader classic skin.

12. Disabled spell check function in the Typewriter/Form Mode as the default option of the preference.

13. Improved the accuracy of spell check.

14. Moved the comment and attachment pane to be aligned with bookmark, thumbnail, layers and signatures panes.

15. Fixed many bugs and enhanced the performance.

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Could do without the Twitter/Facebook stuff ...

Curious how you get the Read out Loud thing working ...

I did a bit of snooping and found out Foxit is developed in China. Nice to see some free quality Chinese software. Unfortunately I have had to fix several friends' computers infected with malware from "free Chinese video players" etc

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