PDF Reader for Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Janice, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Janice

    Janice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Canada
    I need a suitable spyware free pdf reader/editor for XP professional. Looking for a free version without annoying pop ups asking me to buy.
     
    Janice, Sep 30, 2019
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Janice

    cornemuse

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    89
    cornemuse, Sep 30, 2019
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Janice

    Janice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Canada
    Sumatra looks neat. How about something that can edit PDF documents and fill up things like application forms in PDF format. I saw PDF Xchange Editor on the internet but it does not support XP.
     
    Janice, Sep 30, 2019
    #3
  4. Janice

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,093
    Likes Received:
    414
    Location:
    Florida
    Elizabeth23, Sep 30, 2019
    #4
    Janice likes this.
  5. Janice

    Janice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Canada
    What about filling up things like application forms?
     
    Janice, Oct 1, 2019
    #5
  6. Janice

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,093
    Likes Received:
    414
    Location:
    Florida
    that is usually done online,

    I am 64, have not filled out an application in 20 years, :), so I am not sure how it is done nowadays,
     
    Elizabeth23, Oct 1, 2019
    #6
  7. Janice

    Janice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Canada
    Thank you. Some times I had to download a PDF document, fill it out, print it and post it. It couldn't be filled and submitted on line because signatures were needed. I used PDF Xchange Editor to fill them up on a Windows 7. Hopefully, some one else might know how this can be done on XP
     
    Janice, Oct 1, 2019
    #7
  8. Janice

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,093
    Likes Received:
    414
    Location:
    Florida
    editor vs viewer, if you can download the free version of editor that would be good, check to see if editor is free
     
    Elizabeth23, Oct 1, 2019
    #8
  9. Janice

    Janice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Canada
    Yes, there is a free version of Editor but for W 7 and above:(
     
    Janice, Oct 1, 2019
    #9
  10. Janice

    cornemuse

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    89
    Sorry, missed the editor part.

    Got ya beat! I am 72.

    -c-
     
    cornemuse, Oct 1, 2019
    #10
    Elizabeth23 and Janice like this.
  11. Janice

    ClippyBeer

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    At the pub
    I haven't filled out a PDF form in a while but PDF XChange viewer for XP should work.
    Many government websites have such forms (US Internal Revenue Service comes to mind). To test it I went to the JotForm website which allows you to create your own fill-able PDF forms so I made a quick one.

    [​IMG]

    I clicked on 'Download PDF' and it saved the PDF file.

    Next I opened it in PDF XChange viewer 2.0 and typed into the fields.

    [​IMG]

    I then saved it. I opened it and all the fields were still populated. I printed it.

    You can also use Foxit PDF reader 2.0 (this was the last version before it became cruddy).

    PDF XChange viewer 2.0.42 can be downloaded from Oldversion.com as well as Foxit 2.0.
     
    ClippyBeer, Oct 2, 2019
    #11
    Elizabeth23 and Janice like this.
  12. Janice

    Janice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Canada
    Thank you for taking so much trouble to help :):)
     
    Janice, Oct 2, 2019
    #12
  13. Janice

    ClippyBeer

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    At the pub
    You're welcome - from what I've been researching ANY PDF viewer should be able to fill-in PDF forms. It's part of the PDF specification (tested with Sumatra, also able to fill in PDF forms). Sadly, Serpent's built-in PDF viewer lacks this ability.
     
    ClippyBeer, Oct 2, 2019
    #13
    Janice likes this.
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.