Software Update: Sumatra PDF 1.1

Sumatra PDF is an open source lightweight program for opening PDF documents. Installed, the program takes up 1.2MB, making it smaller than Foxit Reader. When a PDF document is printed, it is first converted internally to a bitmap image. This usually results in a large spooled file, which can cause quite a bit of delay on printers with low memory. On Thursday version 1.1 of Sumatra PDF was released and the changelog of this release looks like this:

Changes in this relay:

  • Added book view (“View/Book View” menu item) option. It’s known as “Show Cover Page During Two-Up” in Adobe Reader
  • Added “File/Properties” menu item, showing basic information about PDF file
  • Added “File/Send by email” menu
  • Added export as text. When doing “File/Save As”, change “Save As types” from “PDF documents” to “Text documents”. Don’t expect miracles, though. Conversion to text is not very good in most cases.
  • Auto-detect commonly used TeX editors for inverse-search command
  • Bug fixes to PDF handling (more PDFs are shown correctly)
  • Misc bug fixes and small improvements in UI
  • Add Ctrl + and Ctrl – as shortcuts for zooming (matches Adobe Reader)

Sumatra PDF screenshot, click on the image for a larger version.

Version number 1.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Sumatra PDF
Download http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/download.html
file size 1.60MB
License type GPL
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