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.
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008|