PDF Document Creator Now Free for Non-Commercial SOHO and Academic Use

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Tracker Software is excited to be able to offer non-commercial users a complete and functional suite of PDF creation and editing tools for academic and home use.

PDF-XChange Lite 4.0 - a light-weight, extremely fast, flexible and robust PDF creation and editing tool is now available as freeware.

PDF-XChange Lite 4.0 - a light-weight, extremely fast, flexible and robust PDF creation and editing tool is now available as freeware.

Tracker Software is excited to be able to offer non-commercial users a complete and functional suite of PDF creation and editing tools for academic and home use.

PDF-XChange Lite 4.0 – a light-weight, extremely fast, flexible and robust application derived from the company’s flagship PDF-XChange line of commercial products – is now available as freeware.

The President of Tracker Software Products Ltd, a Canadian company located in British Columbia, announced recently, "Tracker Software is excited to be able to offer non-commercial users a complete and functional suite of PDF creation and editing tools for academic and home use.” When asked how they could offer a full-function PDF creation tool at no cost, he said, "The massive increase in demand for our products in the business world over the last 2 years has allowed us to provide comprehensive tools for PDF creation and manipulation for non-commercial users - without needing to make a charge, and we are very pleased to be able to do so."

Tracker Software offers some tips for creating outstanding PDF documents:

  • Keep them simple

Use standard fonts and the minimum number of graphics necessary to convey the content effectively. Avoid the temptation to enhance appearance at the cost of time and bandwidth. Also, more users are relying on PDAs and handheld internet devices with limited screen sizes. Create your PDFs to be PDA-friendly.

  • Avoid CPU-intensive formats and features

When possible, enable multi-thread and multi-core processing if your computer has either or both of those features. When creating a PDF, consider that a viewer may not be able to process PDFs without significant rendering time requirements. Further, excess screen clutter is not appreciated by most PDA users.

  • Logically break single large documents to several smaller files

Smaller files load faster and are generally easier to track without resorting to dozens or hundreds of bookmarks. With handheld devices, scrolling a dozen pages – or less – is preferred to paging through hundreds of pages to get to the specific portion of the document they need to access.

PDF-XChange Lite generates ISO-compliant PDF formatted files which can be created, edited, concatenated and printed via all of the major Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 through the latest 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. PDF-XChange Lite is written in native-mode 32/64 bit code, with multi-thread and multi-core processing fully implemented. The installer is auto-sensing, selecting the proper package to install, dependent on the hardware and Windows OS installed.

Fast rendering embedded fonts, graphics and multi-language support are features are included in this free application. PDF files are displayed with stunning speed when compared with other PDF software products. While the PDF files can be viewed by any standard PDF reader, the best speed and rendition is achieved with the Tracker Software PDF-Viewer, also available free and compliant with all modern browsers.

Commercial or business users can also receive the benefits of a PDF-XChange Lite license at no cost with the purchase of the PDF-XChange Viewer PRO version. The success and wide acceptance of the professional version of the PDF Viewer was the original impetus for opening the offer of the free PDF creator software to students and casual home users at no additional charge.

In addition to the PDF-XChange Lite version for non-commercial SOHO use, Tracker Software also offers several industrial grade PDF solutions, with extended features and functions to suit all needs and designed to fit even the tightest budget.

Products from Tracker have been in use by Fortune 500 companies around the globe for more than a decade.

For further information or direct contact please feel free to email Chris Attrell sales(at)tracker-software(dot)com.

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