Meet Slim PDF Reader 2: Lightweight & Powerful Free PDF Viewer

Slim PDF Reader 2: Lightweight & Powerful Free PDF Viewer

We’re happy to announce today that Slim PDF Reader has finally been updated and is now available for free download on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Slim PDF Reader 2 is more powerful than ever as it focuses on improving your PDF viewing experience using a handful of advanced features and a brand-new, revamped UI.

It still earns its name by being the “slimmest” PDF viewer out there at 15.1 MB installer size and 47.8 MB on disk, which means you don’t have to deal with any of the over-sized and bloated readers you normally come across, all just to open and view a PDF!

What’s New In Slim PDF Reader?

Taking its cue from our main PDF software, Able2Extract Professional, Slim PDF Reader has gotten a new interface, more functionality, and better ways to customize how you deal with PDFs.

We’ve decided to set a benchmark for what every modern, free PDF reader should bring to the table. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • Light/Dark Themes – Catering to how you work, whether you like a light interface or the comfort of a darker one while working at night, Slim PDF Reader offers you the choice. 
  • Recent Files list – Pick up where you left off with the last PDF. Slim PDF Reader keeps a record of the most recent PDF files you opened for quick access. 
  • Scale UI – You can adjust the UI scaling and get the interface at a more comfortable viewing size.  
Slim PDF Reader stat page

Another thing to mention at this point is the side navigation panel that allows you to navigate the PDF file via thumbnails, view any attachments, or flip through the PDF’s bookmarks.

Document Tools

These tools are here to help you interact with the information from your PDF. You can conveniently find these on the top toolbar. With these buttons, you can do more than just read your PDF. 

Slim PDF Reader main toolbar

The Hand tool allows you to click and “grab” the PDF page so you can scroll through the document easily and view certain sections more closely. 

The Copy button does exactly what it says and allows you to copy a text to the clipboard and paste it in other applications. The Snapshot tool, on the other hand, lets you create an image of a section of the page. Both of these features are aided by the Selection tool. 

Printing and setting up your PDF for printing is easily done with the Print button. And lastly, the Options button gives you the ability to quickly select your viewing settings and preferences.

PDF Viewing 

This brings us to PDF viewing, in particular, and the options you’ll find in the bottom toolbar. You can access different ways to view your PDF pages with a simple click or two. 

Slim PDF reader viewing options

You can customize whether you want to view one or two pages at a time, zoom in and out or go directly to the page you want to view. There are also options to rotate the active page clockwise or counterclockwise for those rare pages that are oriented differently.

Additionally, the bottom toolbar features a search box that lets you search for text inside the active document with options to filter out results for only whole words, and even perform searches that are case sensitive.

Interacting and Reviewing PDF

  • Annotate PDF Documents While Reading

While viewing PDFs, how many times do you wish you could reach out and highlight a word? Or scrawl in a note on a paragraph?

Slim PDF Reader now provides you with that option. You can use the same PDF annotations that you’re used to using in Able2Extract Professional. It comes with the same 10 in total – Sticky Notes, Underline, Highlighter, Stamp, Caret, Squiggly Line, Strikethrough, Attachment, Link, Watermark.

Slim PDF Reader annotation tools

Click on the annotation, click on the page where you want to insert it, and you can then customize the annotation’s appearance. To save those annotations, simply click on the Save or Save As buttons in the top toolbar.

  • PDF Signature Verification

Because security is always synonymous with PDF documents, you can rest assured the PDF you’re viewing has been secured with a valid digital signature. The Digital Signatures tab displays signature ownership information and validates its source.  

  • PDF Form Filling

Moreover, Slim PDF wouldn’t be complete without allowing you to interact with PDF forms. That’s right. Once you open an interactive PDF form, you can easily fill in the fields and submit it. You no longer need to stress over finding a work around to print and then re-scan your PDF form.

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Experience new ways to view your PDF documents without sacrificing the space and performance of your computer. Get powerful PDF features for free in the new and improved Slim PDF Reader 2.

Investintech Announces Launch Of Annual Data Journalism Scholarship

University Student In Library

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on schools and students, we will be extending the scholarship deadline to May 1st, 2020. In addition, there will be changes to the annual CAJ conference prize as the conference for 2020 has been cancelled. We will keep you informed of any modifications or updates to that prize.

If you’re a student who just started your major in journalism, or have already been doing journalistic work for a school paper, we’ve got some exciting news that you’ll enjoy.

We’re proud to announce today the launch of our new annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship!

Partnering with the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), a major journalism organization that supports and encourages excellence in journalism across Canada, our aim is to help the future generation of journalists like you.

We know that Able2Extract is being used by data journalists to extract PDF data into Excel spreadsheets for analysis. Their ultimate goal? To write news stories that are backed by accurate and credible data.

In this day and age of fake news, though, this level of credibility can be undermined. As such, there is a growing call for journalists to dig deeper into large amounts of digital data and analysis.

This takes skill training, time, and money–all of which can work against you as you continue to work and study your way into the industry.

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5 Reasons Why Students Should Invest in a PDF Tool

Reasons students should get a PDF software

With the academic year in full swing, it’s back to classes, homework, and extracurricular activities.

Not only that, but it also means that it’s back to working on a computer, dealing with digital documents, researching online, creating documents, and downloading your readings and handouts from your profs. 

Being on a computer, you’ll automatically find yourself searching for the tools you need, whether it be a word processor, an image editor, or a programming tool.

Obviously, the academic setting is already difficult to balance without the added stress of dealing with digital documents – including the PDF format.

While you may not think it, a PDF tool is an absolute must. This can include anything from taking notes and filling out registration forms to transferring content and editing content. 

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Publisher

A Beginner's Guide to MS Publisher

In this day of DIY’ers, everyone is tech savvy enough to create and publish their own digital content, and computer software giants like Microsoft have programs that make it easy to do so.

You may have your basic applications that cover text documents (Microsoft Word), numerical data (Microsoft Excel) and presentation content (Microsoft PowerPoint). 

For professional print publications, there’s Microsoft Publisher

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Beginner’s Guide to Business Process Automation [6 Simple Tips]

tips on how to automate business processes

When many people think about business process automation (BPA) strategies, the things that come to mind are highly involved and expensive changes. Indeed, some automation methods require substantial time and financial commitments to succeed. But the good news is that you can also start small with your business automation methods and build gradually from there. 

Here are six straightforward ways to begin embracing automation in your business.

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