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03 Feb 2018

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PDFXchangeEditor pdf reader editor ocr pdfxchangeviewer admin

PDF-XChange Editor

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7.0.324.0 | Updated: 03 Feb 2018



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PDF-XChange Editor 7.0.324.0

This is not the latest version of PDF-XChange Editor available.

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To install PDF-XChange Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PDF-XChange Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PDF-XChange Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade pdfxchangeeditor -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pdfxchangeeditor -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure pdfxchangeeditor installed
    name: pdfxchangeeditor
    state: present
    version: 7.0.324.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pdfxchangeeditor' do
  action    :install
  version  '7.0.324.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pdfxchangeeditor,
    Version: 7.0.324.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pdfxchangeeditor
   Name     = 'pdfxchangeeditor'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '7.0.324.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pdfxchangeeditor':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '7.0.324.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pdfxchangeeditor version="7.0.324.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Feb 2018.


Designed for anyone from home users to large corporate environments that wish to View/Edit/Modify and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC's. There is now a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader that truly raises the bar! The PDF-XChange Editor is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available on the market. This free pdf editor download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the licensed PDF-XChange Editor in evaluation mode - for free. No PDF reader or Viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange - or does so without compromising performance, quality or security.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NoDesktopShortcuts - Do not create shortcut on desktop.
  • /NoUpdater - Do not install updater service.
  • /NoViewInBrowsers - Do not configure to open PDF files inside browsers.
  • /NoSetAsDefault - Do not set as default application for PDF files.
  • /NoProgramsMenuShortcuts - Do not create program menu group for installed application and their components.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example: -params '"/NoDesktopShortcuts"'.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$packageName = 'PDFXchangeEditor' 
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$version    = $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion
$filename   = 'EditorV7.x86.msi'
$filename64 = 'EditorV7.x64.msi'
$primaryDownloadUrl = "$filename"
$primaryDownloadUrl64 = "$filename64"
$url        = "$version/$filename"
$url64      = "$version/$filename64"
$checksum   = '2392EC36D36AD4C304757F1548868CDCD02BEE04B39DF7FE9532D034DFB86870'
$checksum64 = '975C9913F2AA6E40B2E2EE238416B3983347A88361701E7A997443FB261AF92E'
$lastModified32 = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2018, 2, 2, 2, 55, 40, 0 # Last modified time corresponding to this package version
$lastModified64 = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2018, 2, 2, 2, 55, 35, 0 # Last modified time corresponding to this package version

# Tracker Software have fixed download URLs, but if the binary changes we can fall back to their alternate (but slower) download site
# so the package doesn't break.
function CheckDownload($url, $primaryDownloadUrl, [DateTimeOffset] $packageVersionLastModified)
    $headers = Get-WebHeaders -url $primaryDownloadUrl
    $lastModifiedHeader = $headers.'Last-Modified'

    $lastModified = [DateTimeOffset]::Parse($lastModifiedHeader, [Globalization.CultureInfo]::InvariantCulture)

    Write-Verbose "Package LastModified: $packageVersionLastModified"
    Write-Verbose "HTTP Last Modified  : $lastModified"

    if ($lastModified -ne $packageVersionLastModified) {
        Write-Warning "The download available at $primaryDownloadUrl has changed from what this package was expecting. Falling back to FTP for version-specific URL"
    } else {
        Write-Verbose "Primary URL matches package expectation"

$url = CheckDownload $url $primaryDownloadUrl $lastModified32
$url64 = CheckDownload $url64 $primaryDownloadUrl64 $lastModified64

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64
  silentArgs = '/quiet /norestart'
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'PDF-XChange Editor'

  checksum = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 
  checksum64 = $checksum64
  checksumType64= 'sha256' 

$arguments = @{}

$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

if ($packageParameters) {
    $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
    $option_name = 'option'
    $value_name = 'value'

    if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
        $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
        $results.matches | ForEach-Object {
        Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"

    $customArguments = @{}

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoDesktopShortcuts")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoDesktopShortcuts"
        $customArguments.Add("DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS", "0")

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoUpdater")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoUpdater"
        $customArguments.Add("NOUPDATER", "1")

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoViewInBrowsers")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoViewInBrowsers"
        $customArguments.Add("VIEW_IN_BROWSERS", "0")

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoSetAsDefault")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoSetAsDefault"
        $customArguments.Add("SET_AS_DEFAULT", "0")

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoProgramsMenuShortcuts")) {
        Write-Host "You want NoProgramsMenuShortcuts"
        $customArguments.Add("PROGRAMSMENU_SHORTCUTS", "0")

} else {
    Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in"

if ($customArguments.Count) { 
    $packageArgs.silentArgs += " " + (($customArguments.GetEnumerator() | ForEach-Object { "$($_.Name)=$($_.Value)" } ) -join " ")

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDF-XChange Editor 9.1.355.0 3515 Thursday, July 15, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.354.0 12454 Saturday, April 24, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.353.0 3191 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.352.0 15782 Saturday, February 6, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.351.0 4930 Saturday, January 23, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 9.0.350.0 5079 Friday, January 15, 2021 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.343.0 10721 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.342.0 6310 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved
PDF-XChange Editor 8.0.341.0 12865 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Approved

Requires maintenance through 2018-02-01

Newly added feature

  • Added 'Places' and 'Sections' groups to the Bookmarks View. (T# 3727) (27448)
  • Added functionality to edit the portfolio schema and string and number values of Portfolio files.
  • Added support of setting the doc.viewState property. (T# 3971)
  • Added functionality to save documents to different formats through the 'Places' feature.
  • Added 'KeyTips' feature for toolbars and menus in the Ribbon/Classic UI. Press Alt to activate/use this feature.
  • Added the option of dropping commands into empty Ribbon Tabs during UI customization.
  • Added the 'chevron' feature for standard toolbars in the Classic UI. (30096)
  • Added the option of renaming custom toolbars through their context menu.
  • Added ability to work with long named files - it is now possible to open and process files with long filenames (length > 260) from the Command Line.
  • Added functionality that enables the use of the mouse wheel to scroll though Ribbon tabs. (T# 4161)
  • Added the option of using the Esc key to close comment pop-ups.
  • Added the option of hiding bar titles in Ribbon panes, which helps in reducing their height. This option is available in the Options tab of the Customize Toolbars dialog box.
  • SharePoint: added the option of working with List Attachments and internal site folders and documents.
  • SharePoint: added functionality to change options for import/export convertors in the Open/Save File dialog box.
  • SharePoint: added auto-complete of file extensions via selected format in Open/Save File dialog box.
  • DropBox: added functionality to change options for import/export convertors in the Open/Save File dialog box.
  • DropBox: added auto-complete of file extensions via selected format in Open/Save File dialog box.

A reported error or bug was fixed

  • Reduced file size when embedding TTF fonts. (T# 4183)
  • Fixed the issue with the 'Resize Pages' feature in cases where it is set to the size of the current Page Box. (22812)
  • Fixed the issue with the 'Do not OCR pages with text' option in cases where all pages contain text. (30230)
  • Fixed the Alt key issue with the Bookmark Plugin menu string and updated the Custom Scan icon. (30283)
  • Added a 'Duplicate' command to the Arrange submenu for selected comments. (30300)
  • Fixed the 'OCR Pages' issue in which the incorrect language was being used. (T# 4218) (30402)
  • Improved XFA forms support. (T# 3084,2883,2640,2531,3630,3904,3956,3907,3460,4189)
  • Fixed the issue with printing some XForms, annotations and rotated images. (T# 3993)
  • Fixed security checking in some JS methods.
  • Fixed the issue with importing some combo box values. (T# 3593)
  • Fixed the TWAIN scan issue for Epson XP-440 printers.
  • Improved the Shell Extensions - zoom parameters are now stored when users switch between documents.
  • Fixed the Shell Extensions Setup issues.
  • Fixed the issue with self-printing documents in Internet Explorer - in cases where the Security Settings permit it.
  • Fixed a couple of issues with the use of temporary files. PDF-XChange Editor is now more accurate when using temp. data.
  • Fixed the issue with long opening times of some network shares, such as \share\dir..\doc.pdf.
  • Fixed the issue that was present when Editor's window was maximized and the Taskbar was set to auto-hide. (T# 4134)
  • Fixed the issue with adding items with dropdowns to toolbars/menus. (T# 4171)
  • Fixed the main window maximization issue when the top border of windows is double-clicked. The window now maximizes vertically.
  • Fixed the issue with handling relative paths inside documents in the context of the IE-plugin.
  • Fixed difficult to reproduce crash identified in the Ribbon's File menu.
  • SharePoint: fixed the 'Online Authentication' dialog box in cases where the authenticated user belongs to a different organization and needs to be logged out.
  • SharePoint: fixed the deadlock on cancellation of the Open/Save File dialog box when folder content is being loaded from the server.
  • SharePoint: fixed the conversion of PDF documents to other formats when saving to SharePoint.
  • DropBox: fixed the conversion of PDF documents to other formats when saving to DropBox.

Changed, reviewed, modified feature

  • Added percentage as a value option in the Resize Pages dialog box. (T# 3972) (29375)
  • Changed the process of saving 'Launch' actions. (T# 3811)
  • Improved the Google Drive plugin UI and fixed multiple associated minor issues.
  • SharePoint: improved the algorithm that detects SharePoint and non-SharePoint files when opening documents from URLs.
  • SharePoint: improved the display of user information when SharePoint documents are checked out to other users: it now shows the user's name and/or e-mail.
  • SharePoint: several additional minor fixes and improvements.
  • DropBox: several additional minor fixes and improvements.

This package has no dependencies.

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