PDFBat PDF Reader, the best PDF reader, is a standalone software for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. It can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia.
View & Navigating
View and interact with PDF files that contain a wide variety of content types, including drawings, email messages, spreadsheets, videos and other multimedia elements. It can also open, view and navigate virtually any XPS documents.
Select the most appropriate Page View for the document you're viewing: Single, displaying one and only one page at a time; Continuous, displaying all pages as a single uninterrupted column; Facing, displaying two pages side-by-side like a magazine or book; Facing Continuous, with facing pages side-by-side as two vertical columns.
For the closest experience to paper, select Full Screen view to display the PDF itself as the only on-screen object, with no extraneous functionality or content.
PDFBat PDF Reader offers tabbed viewing of individual PDF files, enabling you to easily work between multiple documents within the same window, and even split open documents horizontally or vertically for simultaneous viewing.
Users of Windows 7/8 and Vista can use PDFBat PDF Reader's preview technology to view attached PDF files directly within the Reading pane in Microsoft Outlook, with core navigation controls available in-application, enabling you to view and read documents as you receive them.
With PDFBat Reader installed on Windows 7/8 or Vista, you can preview the content of any PDF file from within Windows Explorer. You'll never unnecessarily open a document again.
View PDF files inside Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.
Easily view large documents and negate the need to scroll page-by-page with the Pages Pane, as well as the ability to specify a page size and view best suited to the document you're viewing.
Navigate documents (that contain bookmarks) with ease in the Bookmarks pane by an overview of chapters and headings - allowing you to go directly to the section you're looking for. Use an interactive table of contents to navigate a PDF file from its structure.
View file summary information including metadata, creation information, PDF version type, page size, fonts used, initial view settings, and much more.
Zoom in and out with any PDF file with handy keyboard shortcuts or typical mouse-based controls. Constantly visible in the Page Controls area of the interface is the level of zoom as a percentage, which can be altered with a numerical entry, and a sliding bar for scalable adjustment.
PDFBat PDF Reader allows you to quickly and simply rotate any page by 90 degrees.
Comment, Review and Collaborate PDF
This software enables you to add virtual sticky notes anywhere within a document. Notes can be shown or hidden as well, providing an easy medium for you to draw attention to a particular area, or include special instructions for a document.
Highlight, cross-out, and underline text within PDF files, allowing you to draw attention to text requiring revision. Highlight a particular portion of text, and then add a comment to the highlight which can be replied to in sequence, allowing for easy-to-follow document revision.
With the Type Text tool, you can easily add text directly onto the pages of a document. PDFBat PDF Reader allows you to easily expand upon or add to a particular portion of text, in whatever font, size, and color you specify.
PDFBat PDF Reader's Comments pane provides a handily digested list of all markups, comments, annotations, and revisions within a document. Comment threads can be expanded or collapsed, sorted by type, page, author, date, color, and subject, and individually replied to or deleted. As an intelligent pane, it will only appear if comments are present within the PDF file being opened.
PDFBat PDF Reader enables you to reply individually to every single comment or annotation in the document - notes, highlights, stamps, drawings, measurements, and more.
Print a PDF file that has been edited with or without comments and markups.
Correct, edit, and even delete the comments already added to the PDF files you review.
Customize the appearance and detail of the annotations you add, including color, opacity level, author name, and subject.
View all kinds of annotations used across all popular PDF viewers, including Adobe Acrobat and PDFBat PDF Professional.
Some forms originate from a scanner, or were never properly setup in the first place. PDFBat PDF Reader's Type Text tool allows you to fill out a form that happens to be a PDF - even if it's not a "PDF form".
Automatically fill in form fields with previously entered information such as names, addresses and phone numbers.
PDFBat PDF Reader, unlike some solutions, allows you to save any content entered in PDF form fields to retain an electronic copy of the completed form. You'll never scan or unnecessarily physically mail a form again.
You can reset all fields, such as reset the form to its original, un-filled state if needed.
See which form fields are active. Select this option to highlight all active form fields in your PDF file.
PDFBat PDF Reader offers PDF creation from over three hundred formats. Control the way you distribute your work and ensure that the recipient enjoys the viewing experience you intended, by sharing documents in a reliable, universal format.
You can drag almost any file onto the PDFBat PDF Reader desktop icon to create a PDF file, automatically opening the resultant PDF. This process can also be undertaken by simply dragging the file into the application's Document pane.
PDFBat PDF Reader offers in-application functionality to create PDF from any file, with predefined profiles, as well as completely customized output options.
Installation of PDFBat PDF Reader also adds the PDFBat PDF Creator to your list of available printers. From any application that can print, simply select PDFBat PDF Creator when printing to create a PDF.
Create the perfect PDF for your needs, with three easy preset creation profiles, including lightweight 'Web-ready,' versatile 'Office-ready,' or higher quality 'Print-ready.' Completely control the PDF files you create, with options to specify document information (metadata), font embedding, page size, orientation, and quality, password security, and Initial View settings.
Simply add a scanned image of your signature to start signing PDF files. PDFBat PDF Reader automatically applies a transparency layer to ensure a realistic signature can be added without compromising the PDF file's original content.
Use the Quick Sign tool to place your signature anywhere in the document. Then, you can resize and move the image to ensure it is correctly located, before embedding the signature permanently by double-clicking it or saving. Your signature is then embedded in the PDF file and ready for sharing.
PDFBat PDF Reader enables you to add multiple signatures for multiple users, and password-protect them individually to ensure no signature in PDFBat PDF Reader is ever misused.
The Signatures pane provides a complete inventory and detailed history of all digital signatures and certifications within the PDF file, including those added in other solutions.
Good User Experience
PDFBat PDF Reader utilizes the Microsoft Office-style Ribbon interface. Tasks and tools are separated into tabs, grouped by functionality, and represented graphically with easy-to-understand text labels, providing an immediately familiar user interface that won't leave you searching for help.
The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) allows you to create an easily accessible group of shortcuts to the tools you use most frequently. Retain constant onscreen access to the core functionality required in your workflows, while less-used features are still easily at hand.
PDFBat PDF Reader offers navigation panes, including Pages, Bookmarks, Comments, Output, Signatures, and Attachments, allowing for easy navigation of larger documents, and providing a central location for additional content. The panes are context-intelligent, and appear or hide depending on the content within the file being opened — when you open a PDF file containing bookmarks, the Bookmarks pane automatically becomes visible.
Extended tooltips on mouse overs give you a fast and direct way to learn about each tool and task in PDFBat PDF Reader without having to leave the application or look elsewhere.
Simply use the keyboard shortcut or click in the Find box to search for any word or phrase. Click Find Next or Find Previous to cycle back or forward through occurrences. Refine your search by restricting to whole words and/or case sensitive matches. You will quickly and easily find the text you need in larger documents.
When you open PDF files with additional properties such as security restrictions, digital certificates, or form fields, you get notified immediately. If you don't want to be notified each time, just switch off this option in Preferences.
Security & Protection
Take advantage of the security of Protected Mode in Reader, which helps safeguard your computer software and data from malicious code.
Some PDF files require internet connectivity to share or obtain information. With PDFBat PDF Reader, you can completely disable internet interactivity from your PDF files, or specify a list of trusted sites, allowing you to operate securely at a level that suits your workflows and matches your level of comfort.