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  1. Cerawy's Avatar
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    I need a program to scroll pdf files with


    Im looking for a simple and easy to use program that can show pdf files. Specifically, im looking for a program that can scroll through pdf files in a folder, similar to using the arrow keys in windows photo viewer to scroll through pictures in a folder. I want to do the same thing basically, just with pdf files instead.

    Solved, sumatra can browse through pdf files by clicking control, shift plus the arrow keys.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 26 Feb 2021 at 07:13.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello Cerawy, :)

    You might give Nitro Free PDF Reader and/or Foxit Reader a play with to see if either may meet your needs.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
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    Cerawy said:
    Im looking for a simple and easy to use program that can show PDF files.

    Specifically, im looking for a program that can browse through PDF files in a folder.

    Similar to using the arrow keys in windows photo viewer to scroll through pictures in a folder.

    I want to do the same basically, just with PDF files instead.
    You could use the Preview Pane in Explorer...

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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Cerawy,

    For Foxit Reader & probably others, you can manually open all the pdf files in a folder from File explorer and use your Taskbar as your means of moving between them [with Foxit set up to allow "multiple instances"] or you can open all the files and have them appearing as tabs within the application [with Foxit set up to disallow "multiple instances"].

    Program to browse through PDF files-foxit-reader-tabbed-use.png


    Foxit can also search through whole folders & their subfolders then show you search results in a tree-like manner. The files are then opened as you select them in the search results. This can also be a very effective method for moving between multiple files.

    Program to browse through PDF files-foxit-reader-advanced-search-results-presentation.png


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    Last edited by Try3; 04 May 2018 at 16:31. Reason: clarification
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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    You can get nav pane previews in Explorer but if you use third party software you could get something like this:




    That's FileVoyager Portable with codecs.

    Download FileVoyager - MajorGeeks
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  6. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Edwin said:
    You could use the Preview Pane in Explorer...
    It says theres no examples to show in the preview pane. If i use foxit reader, it will show a logo instead.

    Brink said:
    Hello Cerawy, :)

    You might give Nitro Free PDF Reader and/or Foxit Reader a play with to see if either may meet your needs.
    Well nitro seems to require a user account to download, and foxit reader hangs during installation.

    Sumatra PDF (the one im using right now) installs pretty much instantly.

    I managed to get foxit reader installed though, but i couldnt find any options to browse through PDF files.

    You should also be really careful when installing foxit reader, as it asks you to install various other programs as well.

    Try3 said:
    Cerawy,

    You can manually open all the pdf files in a folder from File explorer and use your Taskbar as your means of moving between them or, for Foxit Reader & probably others, you can open all the files from within Foxit and have them appearing as tabs within a single instance of the application.
    Yes i know, but this is a bad idea because i got hundreds of PDF files, so it will become a mess. I just want an option to browse through the PDF files in my folder using the arrow keys, the same way as i browse through the pictures in my folder with pictures.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 11 May 2018 at 04:35.
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  7. Callender's Avatar
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    Maybe just use Sage Thumbs along with Ghostscript plugin then. Ghostscript also works with Irfanview if you already have it.

    Ghostscript 32bit for 32bit softwares: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghos...2.exe/download

    Ghostscript 64bit for 64bit softwares:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghos...4.exe/download

    Sage Thumbs:

    SageThumbs download | SourceForge.net

    Irfanview (need Ghostscript installed for pdf's.

    IrfanView - Official Homepage - One of the Most Popular Viewers Worldwide

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  8. Barman58's Avatar
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    Take a look at Free gaaiho Reader that includes
    a pdf browser and most of the other things you'll need
    Gaaiho | Free, Sleek and Powerful PDF Reader

    To be totally honest I use Nitro 5 and and the windows File mangler in Large or extra large icon mode which gives enough visual cues to recognise the documents
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  9. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Barman58 said:
    Take a look at Free gaaiho Reader that includes
    a pdf browser and most of the other things you'll need
    Gaaiho | Free, Sleek and Powerful PDF Reader

    To be totally honest I use Nitro 5 and and the windows File mangler in Large or extra large icon mode which gives enough visual cues to recognise the documents
    I installed the program, but I dont see a way to browse the files?

    @Callender what im looking for is a simple solution, with just one program to be installed.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 05 May 2018 at 11:20.
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  10. Posts : 234
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    I recently switched from Adobe Acrobat DC to Foxit Reader and am very happy I did !!!

    Free PDF Reader & PDF Viewer Download | Foxit Software
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