PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor / Editor Plus

The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich FREE PDF editor/viewer available!
Create, View, Edit, Annotate, OCR and Digitally Sign PDF files plus much more..

Editor Plus license includes ability to Create and Edit fillable forms

Includes PDF-XChange Lite printer.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10/11 or later, 32 and 64 Bit System

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The new PDF-XChange Editor - successor of the legendary PDF-XChange Viewer - now has the option to edit PDF documents and much more, in addition to all the popular Viewer features...

Additional functions in PDF-XChange Editor Plus

The PDF-XChange Editor Plus has these four additional functions:

  • Creation of dynamic stamps, for example a stamp that automatically adopts the system date.
  • The ability to create and edit fillable PDF forms.
  • Contains the advanced OCR plug-in from ABBYY which is more precise, dynamic and faster than the standard OCR engine and contains a number of additional functions. You can find more information here ...
  • Compare Documents - The Compare Documents feature can be used to compare documents, and provides a summary of of differences including replacements, insertions, deletions and style changes between documents

The new  PDF-XChange Editor, the worthy successor of PDF-XChange Viewer, does not only include all features of PDF-XChange Viewer, including the only recently added OCR feature, but now also provides you with an option to edit existing PDF documents.

PDF-XChange Editor is therefore a fully-featured PDF editor. With its help you are able to edit, correct, add, or remove text effortlessly. Graphics can also be moved, resized, or removed.

Those who wish to view, edit, or modify PDF files on their Windows PCs, or even make PDF documents searchable with OCR, now have a real alternative to Adobe Reader with PDF-XChange Editor, the FREE PDF viewer and editor.

PDF-XChange Editor, successor of PDF-XChange Viewer, is leaner, faster, and more feature-rich than any other free PDF viewer or editor currently available.

The free PDF-XChange Editor enables users to also try the advanced features available in PDF-XChange Editor PRO in a free evaluation mode. No PDF viewer provides more features than PDF-XChange Editor, or does that without sacrificing performance or quality.

The licensed PDF-XChange Editor “Pro” (successor of PDF-XChange Viewer Pro) is a dedicated tool for the creation of PDF files, and enables its users to convert scans, image files, or even .txt or .rtf files into PDF, and to create their own PDF documents from scratch.

The free text recognition feature supports base language packs for English, French, German, and Spanish. Additional language packs are available.

Do you require editing or creating fillable PDF forms? The PDF-XChange Editor Plus includes all the features of the PDF-XChange Editor plus a powerful new Fillable Forms Designer/Editor. Fast-track communication with customers or inter-department work flow with Fillable PDF Forms saving time & money.


Edit Documents Add Comments and Annotations to Documents Edit Existing PDF Content

Edit Documents

Utilize a broad range of Editing Tools, document enhancing features, navigation panes and page editing options to invigorate your PDF documents. Switch between the Classic/Ribbon UI and optimize the user interface for mouse or touch-based interaction as desired.

Add Comments and Annotations to Documents

Add comments and annotations to documents in a variety of formats including geometric shapes, text boxes, hyperlinks and audio files.

Edit Existing PDF Content

Enjoy the ability to edit text-based PDF content, including the options to highlight, strikeout, underline and insert text, permanently remove content with the redaction feature and measure dimensions with the advanced Measurement Tools. Please note that it is not possible to edit scanned material.

Manipulate Documents Secure Documents Customize Your Experience

Manipulate Documents

Create, print and email documents. Use Sharepoint, Dropbox, Google Drive and/or MS Office 365 integration to open documents directly from 'the cloud' and then use PDF-XChange Editor functionality to convert them to/from PDF. Combine PDFs into a new document. View and edit MS Word documents. Create PDF documents directly from scanned material.

Secure Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES Encryption that maximizes your document security. Inherent Data Execution Protection functionality saves your files from malicious malware and viruses. Use digital signatures to further enhance your security and add timestamp server verification as desired.

Customize Your Experience

Utilise an array of preferences to customize your user interface and default options. Create your own toolbars and use the launch options to add convenient links to third-party applications. Activate the browser plugins and avoid compatibility issues.

OCR Documents And Much More...  

OCR Documents

Use the OCR engine to make image-based/scanned text searchable and selectable. Available in multiple languages.

And Much More...

  • View/edit PDF portfolio files.
  • Enable Shell Extensions for optimized Windows Explorer navigation.
  • Utilize Autosave and Autorecovery to safeguard documents.
  • Download a portable version of the software and use it any time, any place.
  • Buy a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor and receive a copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite absolutely free.
  • See below for further information and available features.

Edit Existing PDF Content

Redact Content Update Document Text Spell Check Documents

Redact Content

Use the redaction feature to remove content permanenziy from documents.

Update Document Text

Use fully customizable editing tools to highlight. Strikeout and/or underline original document text.

Spell Check Documents

Use the advanced document spell--check feature to ensure documents are error-free.

Enjoy Searniess Editing Take Document Snapshots Measure Document Dimensions

Enjoy Searniess Editing

Use the advanced zoom tools to facilitate precision editing. The pan-and-zoom feature and loupe tool pane simplify otherwise complex processes.

Take Document Snapshots

Use the Snapshot Tool to take snapshots of the current document view that copy to the local clipboard in bitmap format.

Measure Document Dimensions

Use the Measurement Tools to determine exact document dimensions. Measure distance, area and/or perimeter in standard scales or use the Calibrate Measurement feature to create your own scale.

Find/Search Document Text Dictate Domments Create/Edit Weblinks

Find/Search Document Text

Use the Find and Search options to locate specific document text in open documents or in folders on the local computer.

Dictate Domments

Use the Read-out-Loud feature to launch the document dictation feature. PDF-XChange Editor will then dictate alI selected document text.

Create/Edit Weblinks

Use the weblinks feature to convert document URLs into weblinks, or remove weblinks from documents, at the click of a button.

Utilize Selection Options Edit Content Directly  

Utilize Selection Options

Use the Selection Options to transform, duplicate, copy, cut, delete, deselect, zoom to and create new stamps/documents from selected document content.

Edit Content Directly

When a license has been purchased it is possible to edit base-content paths and images directly.


Add Comments and Annotations to Documents

Add Text Add Annotations Create Document Comments

Add Text

Use the Typerwriter Tool to add text-based comments to documents.

Add Annotations

Add interactive annotations to documents such as geometric shapes, arrows and freehand lines. Unlike the Adobe Viewer, PDF-XChange Editor does not require the PDF creation tool be to Adobe-certified.

Create Document Comments

Add a variety of dynamic comments to documents, including expandable sticky notes and callouts that highlight specific document locations. Unlike the Adobe Viewer, PDF-XChange Editor does not require the PDF creation tool be to Adobe-certified.

Add Links Add Audio Files

Licensed Options

A full license enables the following comment and annotation features:

Add Links

Add links to documents in order to link to alternative document locations or external sources.

Add Audio Files

Record/upload audio flies and pin them to document pages.

  • Create and edit fillable PDF forms. Available only in Editor Plus.
  • Create and edit dynamic doculnent stamps, Available only in Editor Plus.
  • Add/remove headers, footers and Bates Numbering.
  • Flatten annotations and comments to make them base document content.
  • Summarize and/or export comments for editing convenience.

Enhance Documents

Add Watermarks Add Images Add Backgrounds

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks in order to personalize documents and avoid counterfeiting.

Add Images

Use images to enhance documents

Add Backgrounds

Customize document backgrounds.

Add Barcodes Edit Document Pages Browse Documents

Add Barcodes

Add barcodes to documents as a concise method to store detailed information in a small amount of space.

Edit Document Pages

Number, rotate, split, resize and/or replace document pages.

Browse Documents

Use the Contents, Bookmarks, Thumbnails, Named Destinations and Attachments panes for harmonious document browsing and editing.

Avail of Editing Aids

License Options
A full license enables the foliowing editing features:


Avail of Editing Aids

Use Guides to ensure aesthetic harmony Rulers for exact measurement and Snapping for fast-paced accuracy.

  • Use image compression and embedded font Settings to optimize documents.
  • Delete document pages.
  • Use thumbnails to move document pages.
  • Insert/import pages from PDF documents.
  • Extract document pages to a new file
  • Crop pages/flies.
  • Insert blank pages into documents.

Manipulate Documents

Convert to PDF Convert from PDF Integrate Documents

Convert to PDF

Convert twenty-five supported file formats into PDF. Please note that a license is required to convert some formats.

Convert from PDF

Convert from PDF into five supported file formats: Plain Text. MS PowerPoint File, MS Word File, PDF/A and PDF/X. Please note that a license is required to convert to *.pptx and *.docx.

Integrate Documents

Use the file integration features to open documents located on 'the cloud' and enjoy full Sharepoint. Dropbox, Google Drive and MSOffice 365 integration.

Create Blank Documents Print Documents Email Documents

Create Blank Documents

Create new documents and start building PDF files from a blank canvas.

Print Documents

Print active documents and enjoy a range of printing options - collate pages, specify page ranges, scale and zoom before printing, set page orientation, add watermarks - and much more.

Email Documents

Email documents directly from the main window of PDF-XChange Editor, saving time and maintaining workfiow effjciency.

Enhance Documents Bookmark Documents

License Options
A full license enables the following document options:

Enhance Documents

Use Macros when saving watermarks, stamps and documents in order to simplify operation and record detailed file parameters.

Bookmark Documents

Use the advanced Bookmark function afity to create and manage detailed document bookmarks. Please note that this is a licensed feature.

  • Combine multiple PDF documents into a new file.
  • Import files directly from XPS and other support formats.
  • Create PDF documents from scanned input
  • Create PDF documents from *.txt and *.rtf formats.

Secure Documents

Encrypt Documents Protect Documents

License Options
A full license enables the following security options:

Encrypt Documents

Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES encryption password and permission settings to ensure document security.

Protect Documents

Available of advanced Data Execution Protection that prevents the exeuction of harmful scripts such as those contained in Trojan horses and other viruses.

  • Advanced digital signature features, including timestamp verification.
  • Security profiles that facilitate the convenient incorporation of document security.

Customize Your Experience

Switch to the Ribbon Ul Personalize the Workspace Enable Documents

Switch to the Ribbon Ul

Switch between the classic Ul and the new the tools of the software by functionality and streamlines the editing process, whereas the touch-optimized layout is ideal for tablets and phones. All Ul formats are fully customizable.

Personalize the Workspace

Use numerous preferences and layout options to make the workspace your own. Group your favorite tools into a customized, dynamic toolbar

Enable Documents

Use JavaScript Console to add JavaScript functionality to documents.

Translate Documents Create New Styles Find Your Language

Translate Documents

Use translation software integration to translate document text. ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate it!, Lingoes and many more translation programs are supported.

Create New Styles

Use the Comment Styles Palette to save customized comment and annotation styles for subsequent use.

Find Your Language

Use the language options to convert the UI language into your language of choice. English, Spanish, German, French and many more are available by default.

Add Launch Options Save/lmport/Export Settings Avail of Browser Plugins

Add Launch Options

Add quick links on the Ul toolbar to third-party software that you like to use in conjunction with PDF-XChange Editor.

Save/lmport/Export Settings

Use the customization options to save/import/export customized settings. Send them to your work colleagues and avoid consistency issues.

Avail of Browser Plugins

Use browser plugins to avoid compatibility issues when working in multiple environments. Please note that this is a licensed feature.


Enable Autosave and Autorecovery View/Edit Portfolio Files Activate Shell Extensions

Enable Autosave and Autorecovery

Enable the autosave feature in order to automatically save changes made to documents and ensure that they are not lost if documents are accidentally closed.

View/Edit Portfolio Files

Use PDF-XChange Editor to view and edit PDF portfolio files.

Activate Shell Extensions

Use Shell extensions to create PDF thumbnails and document previews in Windows Explorer.

Get Mobilized Double Your Value  

Get Mobilized

Use the portable version of PDF-XChange Editor work on the move. No installation required – just unzip and launch.

Double Your Value

When you buy a licensed version of PDF-Xchange Editor you will receive a free copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-Xchange Lite absolutely free.


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