PDF Viewer provides you with, and this may come as a surprise to some of you, an application software that does not open up PDF files for viewing purposes on its own. It requires that you firstly install GhostScript in order to work properly.
For starters, the GhostScript computer program is a collection of various PDF and PostScript interpreters and C procedures that, besides many other things, allows applications such as this particular one display Portable Document Format (PDF) content to the end user.
Thus, PDF Viewer is not the best choice to go with when needing fast, responsive software out-of-the-box. Surely, you can deploy it to your system and use it once you have already installed GhostScript in the past, for any other reasons, or just for this peculiar occasion. You can always safely choose to install the industry standard Adobe Reader or one of its, sometimes lighter, alternatives including Foxit Reader, PDF-XChange Viewer or SumatraPDF.
If you still pick Dirk Paehl’s PDF Viewer, then what you get is a very modest interface alongside a pretty scarce set of features. You can also opt for selecting PDF Viewer as the default application for opening PDF files locally from its ‘Option’ menu.
There is just not something to get up and stand out of the crowd with PDF Viewer and that, combined with the inability to view PDF files within your browser, as the program does not supply a specialized extension for that specific task.
To sum it all up, PDF Viewer is merely a competitor within its software category. The fact that it requires some other software package to be deployed to the system prior to its installation is the most annoying thing about it. If you do not plan on installing GhostScript, then PDF Viewer is not at all the solution that you seek and even if you did, it is far from the best one.
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