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
file size 1.60MB
License type GPL