Foxit® Redefines the PDF Reader

With Over 100 Million Users, Reader Now Offers Broader Feature Set, Enhanced Integrations with Microsoft® Office®, Forms Capability, Productivity Tools, and User Customizability

FREMONT, Calif. - May 26, 2011 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced a new version of its flagship PDF reader, Foxit Reader 5.0. The reader, with over 100 million users, now offers new integrations with Microsoft Office, a forms-filling capability, productivity features such as split views, user customization, and heightened security. 

The multi-award-winning Foxit Reader offers significant new functionality, helping Foxit maintain a clear lead in features and functionality among competitive PDF reader offerings:

Security. Version 5.0 is equipped to open documents created by Foxit’s PhantomPDF™ and protected by Microsoft’s Active Directory® Rights Management Service (AD RMS). This feature improves information security and helps companies meet compliance requirements.

XFA Form Filling. XFA form filling allows users to fill in and complete existing XFA forms electronically.

Productivity Features. Reader 5.0 provides users with productivity enhancements, including previews of PDF attachments in Microsoft Outlook and thumbnails of PDF files in Internet Explorer®. The Fit Visible feature fits the contents of a PDF page to the width of the user’s screen. The Split View capability divides the document pane into two or four panes to make content more easily accessible.

Enhanced User Interface. Version 5.0 incorporates the ribbon user interface technology to make finding menu items quick and easy. Users can choose the newer ribbon mode or the traditional, familiar pull-down menus of previous releases.

Enhanced Customization. With Reader 5.0 users can customize their own shortcut keys and can use skins to customize the look of the reader.  Users can also use a new advanced-search tool to easily find bookmarks and commented text. 

For more information, contact Foxit at or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

About Foxit Corporation

Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.


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