New: PDF-XChange Editor Portable 6.0.322.4 (PDF editor and viewer) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 22, 2017 - 12:43pm

PDF-XChange Editor Portable 6.0.322.4 has been released by PDF-XChange Editor is a lightweight PDF editor and viewer with OCR functionality. Some functionality requires payment but the majority is free. It's packaged as a portable app so you download on the go and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's released as freeware for personal and business use.

PDFX-Change Editor is packaged with permission from Tracker Software

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotPDF-XChange Editor is a lightweight PDF editor and viewer that allows you to create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and digitally sign PDFs. While most functionality is free, some features require payment and are clearly indicated. These will place a watermark on your output. These features can be hidden by selecting Edit - Preferences - Registration tab - check 'Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus'.

Learn more about PDF-XChange Viewer... Installer / Format

PDF-XChange Editor Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


PDF-XChange Editor Portable is available for immediate download from the PDF-XChange Editor Portable homepage. Get it today!

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1 - Download desired OCR files in

2 - Be sure to download Base Language Pack, as all others require this one.

3 - Unzip and run (OCRBaseLangPack or OCRAdditionalLangsTotal or other, but I have only tested for these two.)

4 - Same thing as always: ok, next, next, ok, etc. finish. But in some point it will say "can't find installed PDF-XChange Viewer/Editor". Click Ok.

5 - In the next step, as it didn't find installed PDF-XChange Viewer/Editor, it will ask for a path.

6a - For PDF-XChange Editor, answer X:\PortableApps\PDF-XChangeEditorPortable\App\PDFXEdit\PluginsData\OCRLanguages (where Secret is your portable drive)

6b - PDF-XChange Viewer, the path is X:\PortableApps\PDF-XChangeViewerPortable\App\PDFV_Portable\ocrdats (where Secret is your portable drive)

PS: If you have intalled PDF-XChange Viewer or PDF-XChange Editor non-portable versions, it will not ask for a path and will install OCR files inside the non-portable version. In this case, look for these paths:

If you have PDF-XChange Viewer, C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\ocrdats
If you have PDF-XChange Editor, C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Editor\PluginsData\OCRLanguages
If you have both, it will install in both paths, choose one of them.

Next, copy all files inside this folder to path in step 6a and/or 6b above.

RaphaelRB - Brazil


I have a problem with the installation of the additional OCR languages. In the portable apps folder of PDF-Xchange, there is now a folder:
In this folder are the dictionary files, e.g. dict-en.oxt. With the installer of the additional OCR languages, I get files in the format e.g. vie_pxocr.dat. These are not recognized by the program! There is no OCR folder, and there are no other .oxt or .dat files in any other folder. Probably Tracker Software has changed the file format, but the portable apps version does not recognize this new format?