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Foxit Reader 5.3 updated with improved UI and new Read Out Loud option

03 May 2012, Software Publisher

Foxit Reader 5.3The PDF format is commonly used to deliver documents online and people are increasingly discovering that there is no need to use a bloated piece of software such as Adobe Reader to open them. Foxit Reader is one lighter weight alternative that prides itself not only on the speed and performance it offers, but also the security features. The Read Out Loud feature has been updated with a new Read from Current Page option as well.

Foxit Reader 5.3 adds support for viewing RMS-protected PDF that have dynamic watermarks, and there are also a number of other changes, improvements and additions in this latest release. When the program is used to view a document that is too large to print on regular sized paper, you can now take advantage of the new Tile Large Pages option in the print dialog that makes it possible to split such large pages over several pieces of paper in the style of a poster.

Foxit Reader 5.3

Foxit Reader 5.3

When you view PDF files in full screen mode it is possible to reposition the toolbar to the location of your choice. In previous versions of the program, this custom position was forgotten when exiting full screen mode, but it is now retained for the next time you make the switch. The ribbon-style toolbar that is gracing an increasing number of programs is not new to Foxit Reader, but the new toolbar button to switch between mode with a click is a helpful new addition.

Other changes to this minor update include changes to the way in which updates are provided, easier selection of text and improved highlighting. If you are using the app to view PDFs on a web site, the download progress bar has been tweaked so that it is displayed before document content, and when you are working with multiple PDFs in tabs, you now have the option of using cursor keys to switch between documents.


You can find out more and download a free copy of the program by paying a visit to the Foxit Reader 5.3 review page.

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