PDF-XChange PDF Viewer 2.5.x

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NamePDF-XChange PDF Viewer
License Free to use
Votes 2
Wine Version1.7.41
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What works
I can see the file with the viewer.

What does not

I cannot save the file.

I have the pro version running in wine 64 bit.

....and it cannot be uninstalled, because it is not to be seen as installed. 

What was not tested

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Apr 29 20151.7.41 N/A Yes Bronze Detlef Loeffelholz 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Sep 11 20141.7.26 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64May 05 20141.7.17 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 16 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25726 PDF XChange Viewer corrupt display when scrolling NEW View
33068 PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.x (32-bit and 64-bit) crashes when trying to save changes/annotations to PDF file NEW View
34848 PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.213 crashes when switching between document tabs UNCONFIRMED View
35155 PDF-Xchange Viewer chrashes when a lot of documents opened UNCONFIRMED View
35898 64-bit PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.x crashes when searching in a PDF document NEW View


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Problem with accents
by Eduardo de Santana Medeiros Alexandre on Monday July 11th 2016, 16:53
Hi, I had a problem with accents. I was not able to write áéó inside comments or forms.

Here's the solution (add XMODIFIERS="" to wine-extension-pdf.desktop):

$ cat ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-pdf.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=PDF-XChange Viewer
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/eduardo/.wine" XMODIFIERS="" wine start /ProgIDOpen PDF-XChangeViewer.1 %f

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Workaround for crash on save
by Vlad Ureche on Friday June 5th 2015, 16:21
A workaround contributed by Frank Hsiung in bug 33068:

> I found a method to avoid this bug. You can open a file and just close it after openning. Then, open it again and you can save any change you made.

(original comment:

I can confirm this works.

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Space bar stopped working...
by Barry Levine on Monday March 30th 2015, 13:20
...after entering about 50 bookmarks (in a music fakebook), and now starts right away when I resume work on this document. This occurred under Wine 1.62, Xubuntu 14.04. Crashed twice after this has occurred, not immediately, though. (Tried continuing using underscore instead of space, crashed about 3 minutes later.)

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odd behaviour
by marty on Thursday January 8th 2015, 12:56
I have an install of this app PDF-XChange Viewer version 2.5 (Build 311.0) which crashes on my system when I attempt to save any changes (annotations etc) as many other people have reported. To solve this I installed current Wine Version 1.7.33 (32-bit) and PDF-XChange Viewer version 2.5 (Build 311.0) through PlayonLinux. The crash bug was solved but now experiencing some odd behaviour.

I use PDF-XChange Viewer to annotate PDFs a lot for research purposes and tend to use it alongside other software such as Zotero ( and Docear ( Initially all of the annotations I made with PDF-XChange Viewer (highlighting/comments etc) would import nicely into these other software. However, I've noticed that since switching to 32-bit Wine my annotations no longer import into these other pieces of software - although they physically appear in the PDF and are saved within the PDF.

When running through Wine 64-bit that is installed directly in my system, PDF-XChange Viewer crashes (a lot) but the annotation functions works - i.e. I can import any annotations I make into the other software I use (even though everytime I save my changes PDF-XChange Viewer crashes)

Really puzzling. Could it be that I have missing libraries or something in Wine running on PlayonLinux?


My system is set-up is as follows:
Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)

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Portable version does work
by shivams on Friday December 26th 2014, 1:15
Portable version of PDFxchange works smoothly on Linux Mint 17.1 Wine 1.6.

I guess this should be a good news for many :)

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Recent (2014) distro's & Pdfxviewer
by Hugo vH on Sunday October 26th 2014, 9:50
I've been using PdfXviewer intensively in Windows - and there it also proves to be instable, eg. when saving annotations and if more than one pdf-file is opened/viewed. So complains/restrictions noted here when working with PdfXviewer and recent Linux distro's might not have much to do with Linux/Wine, and so can't be remedied on this level.

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by Mark Edgington on Friday September 5th 2014, 9:59
Using playonlinux, I can install PDFXChange v2.5 using the wine version "1.5.3-heap_allocation_v2-avoid_deadlock" (32-bit), and it does not crash. I am running this under 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04.

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by Attila Tóth on Thursday August 28th 2014, 2:35
Activating "Use synchronous mode of page rendering" in PDF-XChange Viewer (Edit -> Preferences -> Performance) solved the problem of artefacts

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  • RE: Artefacts by Martin Spacek on Friday September 19th 2014, 16:21

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