Foxit Reader is a multilingual freemium PDF tool that can create, view, edit, digitally sign, and print PDF files. Early versions of Foxit Reader were notable for startup performance and small file size. Foxit has been compared as an alternative to Adobe Reader. The Windows version allows annotating and saving unfinished PDF forms, FDF import/export, converting to text, highlighting and drawing.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free PDF reader that allows for reading, copying, printing, and basic annotation of PDF files. It also allows the user to open encrypted for write-protected PDF files. One popular use is to fill out pre-made forms that are generated using Acrobat Pro. Acrobat Pro or a comparable PDF authoring program is necessary to create or change structure within a PDF.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is available on MacOS and Windows.
Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Acrobat Pro can create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files. Acrobat.com complements the family with a variety of enterprise content management and file hosting services.
Acrobat Pro is available to UNCC by request as part of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium package or separately.