School is back and we will receive thousands of bad formated pdf documents in tons of different versions and formats from a dozen of professors and other students. So i will need some way to handle this mess.
Features i'm looking for
- Search and indexing integrated with windows indexer (Windows 7 x64)
- Previews/thumbnails of documents in windows explorer
- Fast reader (most importantly renderspeed when scrolling)
- Reader that can add comments, highlights, etc to ANY document
- Other. What pdf-tool can't you live without? How do you work with PDF documents?
There are several tools out there that claim they can do this but none of them work as promised, especially not on x64.
Adobe has an x64 indexer but i tried to install it and rebuild my index but it didn't index a single document. I tried the Foxit indexer instead but only pdfs i've been able to index with that is the ones i export myself from office 2007, no pdf i've downloaded is searchable from explorer.
From what i've understood explorer-previews should be installed automatically with the Adobe Reader but it only seems to work on x86.
I'm currently using PDF X-Change as reader because it's the fastest reader i've tried and it can add comments to most documents. But some documents can't be commented because "commenting has not been enabled on this document". I can't ask every single person on earth to save their files with "commenting enabled" (which btw requires some pro version of adobes creator). I need to be able to comment EVERY document even if comments hasn't been enabled. Foxit and PDF X-Change can do this to some documents but some just don't work. I think it has something to do with the version of the pdf-document.