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[UPDATE: More updated information and alternative download links here: Foxit PDF Previewer.]

UPDATE: If you are experiencing problems with 'white page' PDF previewing, it is likely the PDF has scanned images.  See this post for an update on how to fix: Foxit Previewer Update.

in my daily work i spend a majority of my 'computing' time in outlook.  communicating with peers, team members, customers, etc. is mostly done via communication (sad, i know).  a lot of that time it involves sending information attachments back and forth, using office documents, etc.  i've said a lot about how much i love the preview functionality within vista and office 2007.  i even wrote a code preview handler for .cs, .vb, .sql, .js files.

one of the samples in the msdn article by stephen toub was for pdf files...of which i receive a lot.  i don't use adobe reader because i think it is overkill for reading pdf's personally.  the sample, however, relies on having adobe reader installed...which i didn't like.  i started working with the , because i love their reader product.  after some communication with the team at foxit, we started collaborating.

as a result of that collaboration, and i partnered to create the 'foxit pdf preview handler' which you can download for free!  this is a pdf preview handler for outlook 2007 and windows vista.  the current version requires vista, but we are working on a windows xp version for outlook 2007 on winxp.  what this enables you to do is, well...the following:

Foxit PDF Preview Handler

no need for adobe to be installed, etc.  it's fast, it's furious.

there is no official support included for this add-on, but i'm happy to field questions/suggestions myself.  keep in mind, i'm not going to be (nor will they) altering the pdf renderer...that's their product.  if you need pdf rendering capabilities within your application, i highly suggest looking at integrations using their dll and activex sdk's for your applications.  they are a great company with a great team.  it's a global team and they were very responsive throughout our communication.  i really appreciated their willingness to collaborate on something so simple and helpful to the greater community.  please give them a look-over.

why the 'banner' in the pdf render?  well, it's free :-).  that only shows up there as well...won't be in the printed document or anything...i think it is great to give them credit and a simple, small, unobtrusive banner is entirely appropriate.

please download the foxit pdf preview handler and install today!

Alternate Download Links here.

UPDATE (28-MAR-2008): Windows XP only version here.

file: Foxit PDF Preview Handler


2/28/2007 11:04 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim,
great job!
/WW
3/1/2007 1:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
hi tim,

wonderful read, but i don't get it running. i installed the package, and also rebooted. but nothing changed in my outlook.

vista german, office 2007 german.

any idea?
3/1/2007 7:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
sepp: have you received a PDF attachment and clicked on it? then allowed the preview? any errors? outlook won't really 'change' but attachments will have a preview option
3/1/2007 9:39 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Wow, very nice Tim! Now, if it only worked in XP. *nudge nudge hint hint wink wink* :)
3/1/2007 1:46 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I got an error message!
It won't display the PDF file,
it only says that an error ocurred with
the previewer.
3/1/2007 1:51 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
alex: email me offline (info in the contact screen) -- are you running WinXP?
3/2/2007 1:49 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
G'Day Tim,

- Worked a treat here under Vista ULTIMATE

3/2/2007 5:59 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
no, there is no preview option.

if i have an email containing an pdf attachement, and i double click the attachement the options are open, save or cancel.
3/2/2007 7:37 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
sepp: double-clicking will still OPEN the document. In outlook 2007, if you simply click on the attachment icon in the message pane it should present an option for a preview (see image above). if you have Windows XP though (you didn't answer) this will not work with this program right now...it was designed for Vista only.
3/5/2007 5:49 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works great! Many thanks for this
3/7/2007 1:55 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim, great stuff, worked perfectly in my Vista Ultimate and Outlook 2007!

Regards
JJ
3/8/2007 6:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
worked great for me on outlook 2007 and vista ultimate. Didn't even need apps to be restarted.
3/8/2007 4:51 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I can't get it to run at all under Windows 2003 R2 running Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server 4.0 and Outlook 2007. I installed the previewer first, restarted Outlook and no go. So then I loaded Foxit 2.0, and restarted Outlook - no good. Finally I did a repair on the previewer and still no go. The error is "This file cannot be previewed because of an error with teh following previewer: Foxit PDF Preview Handler"
3/9/2007 4:34 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great! Works fine on english Vista with Office 2007! How about localized and MUI versions?
3/14/2007 9:09 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I would be very happy with a Windows XP version as well :)
3/14/2007 6:05 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I noticed that it was only support on Vista with 2007 after I posted my comment and by that point, it was too late to remove my comment...
3/16/2007 3:59 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Nice work Tim, this really rocks and makes my Outlook 2007 experience that much better! Thank you much!
3/16/2007 6:54 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
You rock. experts-exchange.com doesn't know about this but they should!!! Works great :)
3/17/2007 2:22 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim

I am running Office 2007 on Windows Xp.
is there any way i can preview PDF in outlook.
3/19/2007 12:58 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
yes, its vista and office 2007, both in german.

thank you for the tip, but still it is not working :(
3/20/2007 5:54 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Nice tool Tim. Would be great if this is possible for the Windows Fiewer also
3/20/2007 11:19 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim.

I'd love this, but I'm still on XP, with no immediate plans for Vista. Any chance you've developed that XP version yet? If not, is there any way I can help?

Regards,
Bob
3/21/2007 8:40 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
This is amazing. Fantastic work!
3/22/2007 6:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Here is an acrobat previewer that works great with XP and Office 2007. Enjoy!

http://ryangregg.com/PermaLink,guid,a29ee2d7-6863-4b70-9fcb-b7db392f9a74.aspx
3/22/2007 10:41 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
seth: yep, that is a good one, but just note it requires you to have acrobat reader installed before it will work.
3/30/2007 2:12 AM | # Photoshop files(PSD) Preview Handler
Check Photoshop files(PSD) Preview Handler for Windows Vista here

http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/PhotoshopPreviewHandler.asp
4/10/2007 9:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I would love a WindowsXP version.
4/16/2007 5:57 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim,

Great work, loaded and ran perfectly on my system. Thank you!!
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4/19/2007 3:16 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
XP VERSION PLEEEEASE!!!
4/25/2007 2:23 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
tim,
tried to install on Vista Home premium with office 2007 (have BCM installed also), when single click on a pdf doc, error message re: problem with previewer, thanks
4/26/2007 6:20 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works well as Windows Explorer previewer in Vista. How about rendering the image as thumbnails for Vista icons? Now I still get just the default PDF icon, not a thumbnail. Grrrrr.
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5/1/2007 9:54 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I cant get this previewer to work. I installed it, and even rebooted the machine.
When I click on pdf, it prompts me with "PREVIEW FILE" option, but when I click on it, it error out
This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer
FOXIT previewHandler.

Windows XP SP2
Outlook 2007

Please Help
5/7/2007 2:11 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
and an Outloox express version??fast and reliable,just like the comparison between Foxit and Adobe...
5/7/2007 2:11 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
and an Outloox express version??fast and reliable,just like the comparison between Foxit and Adobe...
5/15/2007 8:21 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
XP/Office 2007, any word?
5/25/2007 1:08 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I'm getting an error messagr when I install Foxit PDF Preview Handler, which is: "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with the package. The error code is 2869"

I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate.
5/28/2007 7:08 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim,

Love the previewer - it was working well in Vista Business /Office07 but now the fonts all display in Cyrillic. Any ideas?
6/13/2007 10:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
it appears that Adobe now has a previewer. However, I like the Foxit one better. Does anyone know how to make sure Foxit is used rather than the Adobe previewer?
6/13/2007 10:51 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
DavidWW: only one handler can handle a file type...that doesn't sound right, but basically only one handler will be able to be associated with PDF...basically, last one to associate wins. you can use stephen's tool: http://blogs.msdn.com/toub/archive/2006/12/14/preview-handler-association-editor.aspx to edit the association of file types to registered handlers.
6/15/2007 10:47 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Love it, use it all the time but please - could you or Foxit pony up the $5 to get a certificate and SIGN THE MSI? We need a culture where apps are signed ;-)
6/15/2007 12:29 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
where are there sign certs for $5?!
6/19/2007 8:19 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim
I get the error "This file cannot be previewed because of an error withe the following - Foxit PDF Preview Handler. I'm running the new Adobe 8 reader. Can you help?
6/19/2007 8:41 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
marcus: are you running vista or xp? this is not supported on xp. btw, having adobe is not required for this tool, but vista is.
6/20/2007 4:34 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I'm runnin Windows XP SP2 :-(
6/21/2007 11:17 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Amen. This is by far the most useful add-on I have installed for Vista and/or Office 2007.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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6/28/2007 11:57 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks for the tool, works great (Vista Biz+Offic2K7).

Tim - from the comments, it looks like you opened a can of worms with the offer for free support. Good luck, and thanks for the great code.
7/16/2007 12:29 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Is the XP support dead? I would really really love to see it working since I don't expect to be using Vista any time in the next year. Do you have the source code available for someone else to do the hacking?
7/16/2007 12:46 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Oran: i've actually been working with someone on it recently...waiting for them to release their SDK for COM preview handlers and then i will adapt.
7/31/2007 10:37 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
It's very useful!
Thank you!
8/1/2007 3:15 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I installed it but it didnt work. I changed the directory (tim heuer) and put it straight in but it doesnt work
8/1/2007 5:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
wombat1: are you running vista or xp?
8/11/2007 2:43 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
WOW, real treat on vista, Hope no spyware on this.
8/19/2007 9:39 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great Tool !!!!

Awesome
8/25/2007 8:40 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
XP sp2+Outlook 2007 don't work. place have for XP sp2.....?
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6/16/2008 7:04 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim
I would really like to be using your viewer program, but alas I am experiencing the same errors that many other have. Is there a fix for this?

Thanks in advance,
TK
6/16/2008 9:31 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
@TK: i haven't had any problem reports in a long time -- what errors specifically?
6/17/2008 1:58 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Windows 2008 x64 + Office 2007 => works great !

thanks a lot !!!!!
6/25/2008 12:33 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
My Outlook freezes when I delete the message during the preview.
I do not know what is causing the error, but the handler works great otherwise. Please let me know when you have more on this error.
Thank You.
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6/25/2008 1:24 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
i tried using the Foxit previewer- absolutely brilliant piece of software!
however after i reinstalled my XP recently and also reinstalled the Foxit plugin it does not work and gives me an error message:
this file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer
Foxit Preview Handler

please could anyone help- i use this feature every day and without it i am lost.

thanks in advance for any help

Tom

p.s. i have tried to uninstall it and reinstall it many times.
6/27/2008 1:24 AM | # Doesn't work with password protected files
Hi Tim,

A really cool piece of sotware, but doesn't support password prtected PDF files.

Regards,
Sanjay
7/19/2008 9:42 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I installed the software on a vista 64 bit machine. I find it much fast than Adobe, but the preview function isn't working in Explorer or Outlook.

What could the problem be?

Thanks
7/20/2008 12:32 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Foxt Reader is separate than this PDF previewer. If you want the PDF preivew capabilities, make sure you install this previewer (which doesn't require the Reader to exist)
7/21/2008 6:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim

I have it working in Outlook. I was under the impression that it would also preview pdfs in Explorer also.
7/21/2008 6:54 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Bob: it should...you have to enable the preview pane. i've had no reports of it not working under vista 64.
7/21/2008 7:48 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Sorry for being a nuisance, but I am not clear on how to do that.
7/21/2008 9:35 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Bob: click the organize menu, then choose layout.
7/22/2008 7:58 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim

Great program
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7/24/2008 11:46 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Good work, Tim!
Are you also working on Thumbnail view in Foxit reader? Is there a way out here? This feature would be as useful when reading a file and comes handy when you need to visually searh through it.

Do keep me posted and keep the good work going.
Namaste
AU
7/30/2008 8:40 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi, just curious. What software did you use to create the animated image in this blog article? Been looking for something like that. Thanks for the plugin also :)
7/31/2008 2:35 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hello! Thanks a lot for the handler! This is very useful on Vista x64 where Adobe's PDF reader doesn't support this functionality yet. One minor inconvenience I encountered was that it keeps displaying the bookmarks pane and I am unable to disable it permanently. Is there any way to hide the bookmarks pane permanently?

Thanks!
7/31/2008 9:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Aakash: The latest versions have the bookmark hidden...please re-download and re-install.
8/12/2008 9:53 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Gracias, lo q me faltaba para complementar mi Outlook 2007

Thanks by the program
8/28/2008 7:58 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Only a few requests/suggestions.

1. When previewing and i click the magnifing glass to zoom into an area, I cannot unselect the magnifing glass (Eg. A hand or arrow cursor/icon).

2. There is no text select option. Sometimes i just want to preview the PDF and select one line of text out of it without having to open the whole thing.

If those could be added, everything about this tool would be perfect.
8/29/2008 1:08 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Awesome .. thanks for this!
9/27/2008 6:17 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great product! I handle the adverts for our local community paper – all in .pdfs. As they are a range of different dimensions, it’s important for me to sort them by size so I can send batches of the same size to the editor. Previously I had to import them into Photoshop to see all the files in one folder had the same dimensions.

Just one question: is it possible to customise the settings and have them remembered? For example, I’d like to remove some of the icons from the toolbar, and also to set Foxit PDF Preview Handler always to open up previews at 100%/Actual Size.

10/6/2008 7:54 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great software. Have it installed on two machines, no problem. Thanks!
10/10/2008 10:28 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
it says that you are out of bandwidth when I try to download this. I am really looking forward to trying this.
10/10/2008 10:34 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
TylerW: sorry guys, surprised I hit bandwidth limits! Here's an alternate link for Vista: timheuer.s3.amazonaws.com/...wHandlerSetup_1_1.msi and for XP: timheuer.s3.amazonaws.com/FoxPDFPSrv_1_1.msi
10/15/2008 12:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
It seems you have to reinstall the handler after upgrading Adobe Reader to 9.0

Martin
10/16/2008 4:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Fantastic add-on - thank you. Finding it really improved my morning!

10/22/2008 4:22 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I get a 'user is out f bandwidth' error when I try to download the MSI. Is there another way to get the previewer? I am using Vista and Outlook 2007.

Thanks

Sunil
10/29/2008 5:57 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Fantastic! Thanks so much!
10/29/2008 3:23 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
This is absolutely what I was looking for on my Vista X64 installtion. Great job!
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11/6/2008 6:33 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
How about you get off your lazy ass and get the XP one going! eh?

Just kidding...waiting patiently!

rsf
11/6/2008 6:37 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
rsf: been released for a while -- links here: timheuer.com/.../14001.aspx#9409 (box.net doesn't seem to be working so this is a permalink to some alternates). The main project is described here: http://timheuer.com/foxit/.
11/7/2008 7:20 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank u for this useful extension, it work great. I wrote un article in my blog in grench about it. I copy yhe link of your demonstration and i paste it in my blog, if u don't accept something like this and i will delete it. thanks for all
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11/7/2008 7:52 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks for this. I installed Adobe Reader v9, and it broke the preview functionality in Outlook 2007. Going to try your plugin.
11/22/2008 11:39 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great work, Tim!

Simple and elegant.

Steve
11/25/2008 1:11 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you...
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11/26/2008 11:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
well, very very nice. but it does not work with thunderbird... :-(
any chance?
11/26/2008 11:02 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
tom: Thunderbird?!!? :-) -- I have no idea what Thunderbird's API is or even supports. Preview Handlers are a feature of Office 2007 and Windows Vista...which this targets...nothing more.
12/3/2008 6:25 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Is there any way to enable links within the PDF Preview? Thanks.
12/3/2008 8:31 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Ed: Should be working if they are truly links and not just colored to look like it. Have a sample?
12/4/2008 6:38 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
They are links, but I can't send you a sample right now (proprietary security stuff). I'll see if I can create one & send it to myself. If I can recreate the issue, I'll send it to you.

Thanks,

Ed
12/10/2008 1:04 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I used the original pdf previewer from Ryan Gregg. It somehow went away a month ago. I like yours however it keeps crashing my Outlook. When I try to switch from viewing a pdf to another email, Outlook crashes.

I've tried 8.1 & 9 Adobe but it says no previewer enabled. Yours is so much better, but crashes every 5 mins are getting time consuming. Do you have a suggestion? I have already uninstalled and reinstalled several times.
12/10/2008 1:05 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Forgot to mention that I'm using XP, sp3.
12/10/2008 1:08 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
sandi: are there any event log reports or crash details you can send?
12/10/2008 2:29 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Not sure where I would find them.
12/10/2008 2:40 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
sandi: when you crash, doesn't it offer to show a report? you can send me details offline see my contact page for contact info. Screenshots always help.
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12/12/2008 2:47 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Nice work, love the XP version.

Only complaint is a very large "space" between the email subject and Fox it PDF viewer, mainly where the Foxit software creditability is noted. Waste of space and doesnt leave you much of the PDF viewer to see unless you have high resolution(mine is maxed out but still low due to restraint of graphic card) or you move your message preview bar up covering more of the inbox pane.

Again great work tho!
12/12/2008 7:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Ron: The 'waste of space' is to ensure Foxit gets credit for donating the license to enable it to be free for us all :-)
12/13/2008 3:46 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks
12/19/2008 1:00 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great tool! So nice to not have to open the attachment to preview!
12/22/2008 2:51 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
its very good projected.
12/24/2008 2:04 AM | # Blank pages with Vista search preview pane
I have a slightly different use to most people and I have a problem. Under XP I used a combination of Windows Desktop Search and Foxit to search and view my 'digital library' of 12,000 academic research papers. WDS seemed to have a PDF preview that worked without add-ons. I recently upgraded to Vista and WDS is now built-into to Vista, but the PDF preview with Foxit no longer works and so I looked around and found your add-on. Your tool restored the ability to preview most PDF docs in the Vista search interface. Except there are a significant set of PDF documents that display blank pages. The text is there - just not visible. I can't work out what is different about these PDFs. For example all the PDF documents delivered by the JSTOR archive fall into this category. I can provide an example file.

1/2/2009 12:43 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks for you.nice projected.
1/3/2009 1:07 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you
1/6/2009 5:01 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you very much, love it, life will be so much easier.
1/9/2009 7:40 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Excellent tutorial. Thank you!
1/13/2009 10:03 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you for this helpful plugin!
1/14/2009 9:56 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
ı have followed your writing for a long time.really you have given very successful information.
1/14/2009 9:57 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you for this helpful plugin!
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1/16/2009 11:48 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
OK, I've installed this twice on my Vista 64 Bit & Office 2007 system and it doesn't want to know - even after a reboot. I have an email with a .pdf attachment and when I open the viewer pane, Outlook informs that "the file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it". I do not have Adobe Reader installed but I do use PDF-XChange Viewer as my main .pdf viewer.

Any suggestions please.
1/16/2009 1:52 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
REB you don't get any errors on installation?
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1/17/2009 1:56 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim, nope, no errors at all. The program seems to install as normal but doesn't do anything in Outlook. I've just checked the Application Event logs and one entry (ID 11707) says "Product: Foxit PDF Preview Handler -- Installation completed successfully". while another entry (ID 1033) says "Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Foxit PDF Preview Handler. Product Version: 1.0.0. Product Language: 1033. Installation success or error status: 0."

Would the folder that the handler is installed to make any difference? As you are probably aware, Vista 64 uses different "Program Files" folders for 32 & 64 bit programs. Also, for the first install I did, I removed the 'Tim Heuer' portion of the installation path, but left it in for the second attempt. Are there any other settings that need to be made (file associations etc)?

The only other thing I can think of is that it may need to be installed with Administrator rights but the installer .msi file doesn't give me that option when right clicking.

Hope this all helps, thank you, REB.
1/18/2009 2:04 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
REB it does need to be installed as admin (you can elevate a command prompt and then type msiexec /i path-to-the-msi-file). Also make sure you get the latest version (1.1) instead of 1.0 which can be obtained here timheuer.s3.amazonaws.com/...wHandlerSetup_1_1.msi
1/21/2009 2:41 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
works perfect on vista ultimate 64bit. no reboot didnt even restart outlook. thanks a heap
1/29/2009 9:57 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
i use foxit on my vista 64bit machine to preview pdf's. i use windows search on my xp machine(s) to preview pdf's. i scan documents using paperport and save them as pdf's. they can be previewed on my xp machines but not on my vista machine. i can open the files with foxit and view them that way. i don't understand why it won't preview in the vista explorer preview pane.
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1/30/2009 7:51 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I was trying to determine what I need to do to get this to work to discover and preview the files in an attached zip folder..any help would be appreciated,
1/30/2009 8:27 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
SW this particular one is for PDF files only as the project states, but there is a Zip one here: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163487.aspx
1/30/2009 8:33 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
ed this previewer has nothing to do with the Foxit Reader software install. They are independent of one another. If you only have Foxit Reader installed on your Vista machine and are not getting PDF previews in Outlook or Explorer, then install this preview handler as well.
1/31/2009 10:46 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
while trying to install foxit preview handler, i keep getting "a network error occurred while attempting to read from the file: blah blah blah" which is the downloaded file sitting on my desktop.
2/1/2009 2:20 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
ed that is an odd message that I've not seen before. Can you try re-downloading it again?
2/4/2009 6:34 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Many thanks Tim. I have installed this previewer on my Outlook207 (VISTA 64). It worked very well.
2/9/2009 6:16 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
is this only windows xp?
2/9/2009 9:01 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Sisme, no it is not, there is a link both to an XP version as well as a Vista version.
2/9/2009 10:11 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hey I had a lot of problems but I was finally able to fix it. This is how I fixed the This file cannot be previewed because of an error withe the following: Foxit PDF Preview Handler.

Basically, I did not have to clear a cache, or temp file. It took a while but I uninstalled Foxit AND Adobe 8. I installed Adobe 9 and went in to Outlook's Trust Center (located in tools) and unclicked anything to do with Adobe in the Attachment handling tab. Then I installed FoxIt again and Foxit works.


2/10/2009 9:23 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
It works great under Vista (EN - CH) with Office 2007.

I was wishing it and after 2 min on google, i found your holy work.
Great job Tim, thanks a lot.
You spare me a lot of wasted time to reinvent the wheel.

Titwan.
2/12/2009 10:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim,
I have been using the Foxit PDF Previewer for over a year with Outlook 2007 and Vista. Suddenly, it stopped working, with Outlook giving the message for PDF Files: "This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it." I then went into the Trust Center Attachment Handler to make sure that the PDF previewer was enabled. It was. Then I thought I would attempt to uninstall and reinstall the previewer, so I exited Outlook and attempted to uninstall the previewer from Add/Remove Programs. When I did so, after the uninstall worked for awhile, I get a blank message box with an OK button. When I click OK, the uninstall rewinds. Any advice?
Thanks.
jon
2/14/2009 2:55 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks for you.
2/15/2009 8:33 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you very much. I have been waiting for this feature for a long time. Works perfectly and even doesn't need an outlook restart during installation.
2/17/2009 9:08 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
very nice post. congrats.
2/22/2009 3:13 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks a lot! Great thing!
3/7/2009 1:25 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you very much..
3/7/2009 2:18 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I was wishing it and after 2 min on google, i found your holy work.
Great job Tim, thanks a lot.
3/9/2009 1:59 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
tthank youu
3/13/2009 4:02 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
hi there, excellent post and good product! was also wondering if you know any program or service that allows a pdf to be previewed from a webpage. not that the pdf opens in a new window or opens online - rather that from a webpage if i chose a pdf on the webpage it previews the pdf in question, then gives an option to download or open. thanks alot, trem
3/14/2009 11:38 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank You...
3/18/2009 10:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you canım..
3/24/2009 12:03 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi, I'm running Foxit PDF Preview Handler since a couple of months. All of a sudden it stopped working. I checked if it was enabled in Trust center attachment handling and it was. Then I de- and reinstalled the add-in. But still I receive the message that the file cannot be reviewd because there is no previewer installed for it. In the Task-Manager the proces is still running but there is no conection to Outlook I guess. Any suggestions?
NB. My idea was that the automatic update of adobe reader 9.1 may be cause of this situation, could that be?
3/24/2009 12:07 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Ah I forgot: it is the XP-version I am running (XP-SP3).
3/24/2009 12:18 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanksss youuu
3/24/2009 12:31 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Knuty -- I don't know if Adobe reader updates the registry to their previewer, but you could verify. When you attempt to preview what happens? error? does it still say Foxit PDF Previewer?
3/24/2009 11:03 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Well the udate already happend.
The error pormpt doesn't refer to any previewer, nor to adobes nor to yours.
3/26/2009 2:50 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi, I solved the problem. Published my comment into the other blog.
Greetings from Germany
knuty
4/6/2009 11:21 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works great in vista64 but I have a question about temp files it creates. I have limited space on C: boot drive and I noticed full sized temporary files are being created in Local temp folder for everytime viewed. Example 5 views equal 5 full temp files created. Outside of cleaning them out all the time is there another solution to get rid of this bulk? thanks.
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4/10/2009 5:58 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Definitely does NOT work for me on Vista X64. Tried on 2 different machines. Possible that it was installed with UAC disabled?
4/10/2009 6:19 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
GS -- it should work fine even with UAC (you have to install it as admin, but it should prompt you to elevate privileges). I've had it running on Vista x64 for a long while. If you aren't getting prompted to run as admin, then when installing, elevate a command prompt and run: msiexec /i <path to msi>
4/16/2009 7:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I have Vista Ultimate with Croatian lip pack and it doesn't work. Does anyone have an idea why? I even shut down that anyoing UAC, and all the same it does not work.
If you have any idea please contact us at our mail or on our web site.
4/19/2009 8:38 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
This is a great little addon. I didnt want to install adobe just so i could preview, did a google and got here. Thank you for all your creative work.
Running under both xp tablet edition *basically xp pro* and vista ultimate x64
works great under both.

Naz
4/20/2009 11:34 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim, great job!

... but today the previewer prompt (in red letters over the preview): "Displayed by FoxitReader ActixeX for Evaluation Only. Copyright (c) 2006 Foxit Software Company.
How can I register this tool?
4/21/2009 9:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim, great job!
4/24/2009 7:40 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim. Works fine with Outlook 2007 and Vista Business x64 :-)
4/27/2009 4:40 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim - I just bought a new PC with Vista and have efax which the documents are sent to me in pdf format via email. I've never had a problem being able to open them before in XP - it was getting very frustrating to have to save the file then go to Adobe and open the file there...thanks so much for this add-on. Saves valuable time!
4/29/2009 10:38 AM | # lig tv izle
nice text , thanks for all
5/3/2009 7:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks.
5/3/2009 3:10 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
good work
5/4/2009 4:34 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanku
5/7/2009 9:04 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
nice info. thank you
5/9/2009 4:28 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you, thank you!!!
5/10/2009 11:40 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks for all
5/12/2009 1:55 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
hallo i wish you verry succes operator
5/14/2009 7:08 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
sorry - accidently posted this comment on the Win 7 site... thanks

Hey Tim - just installed the handler on Win 7 64 and it doesn't seem to do anything... Still no option to preview pdf's in outlook 2007. Does this work in Win 7 64? If so, is there some troubleshooting I can try?

thanks for your efforts!!
5/16/2009 11:08 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I would be very happy with a Windows XP version as well :)
5/18/2009 2:09 AM | # Konteyner Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks Tim, great job konteyner...
5/20/2009 11:56 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you very much. Works great on outlook 2007 with Windows 7RC (32bit).
5/24/2009 7:15 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi,

It works great with previewing attached PDF files in the Email window, but it does not work in Windows Desktop Search 4.0 preview (on Windows XP).

Any ideas about the WDS problem?
5/24/2009 8:18 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Igal -- WDS is a different preview technology than Outlook 2007 on Windows XP. You can install the Foxit PDF IFilter from their site and I'm not sure if that solves that.
5/25/2009 4:43 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim,
I've installed the previewer, and it works great for previewing PDFs, but when I try to navigate away from the message, Outlook freezes every time. I have to close outlook and restart.

I'm using Office 2007 and WinXP.

thanks,
Kevin
5/26/2009 6:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hey Tim - great little application - it will save me heaps of time. Thanks! Clint, Melbourne
6/2/2009 3:27 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I know it's a bit early to be asking but I'm hoping that there will be a version for Office 2010 shortly which would be very much appreciated.
6/2/2009 9:57 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Glen -- no rest for the wicked!?!?!? Where did you get your copy of Office 2010? It isn't out yet so I'm not targeting things there just yet. But rest assured when it does I'll be working on it.
6/4/2009 4:27 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim, always onto the new toys and I notice that there are copies of Office 2010 Technical Preview starting to float around although the TP isn't officially released until July. I have to say after giving it a good hard workout for a few days I'm very impressed with Office 2010, haven't noticed any bugs yet, and love some of the new outlook features like the conversation view. All positive except for not being able to use your extremely handy PDF previewer so I'm back to having to open the PDF's ;-) Don't ya love a challenge ;-) :-)
6/7/2009 6:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim,

Regarding using this within the WDS Preview pane: it actaully DOES work fine (after I have fixed minor issues in the code). No need to install the IFilter for Foxit for PDF.
Just wanted to update you about that.

Thanks again for your great work.

Igal
7/3/2009 1:41 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks for a solution, really helped me out with pdfs. BTW no problems faced in Windows7 too, works cool.
7/5/2009 5:12 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I'm getting an error messagr when I install Foxit PDF Preview Handler, which is: "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with the package. The error code is 2869
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7/15/2009 1:25 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim, I met the same problem with REB, could you explain more detail about your solution of: it does need to be installed as admin (you can elevate a command prompt and then type msiexec /i path-to-the-msi-file)? Thanks!
7/15/2009 6:57 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
worked great for me. Thanks Tim
7/15/2009 8:05 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim - Update on image in DataForm - I altered my xaml so:
<dataControls:DataForm x:Name="dfPix" Margin="20" Height="400" Width="300" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" Header="Stamp Image"
ItemsSource="{Binding Data, ElementName=dds}">
<dataControls:DataForm.EditTemplate>
<DataTemplate>
<dataControls:DataField>
<Image Source="{Binding Photo}" />
</dataControls:DataField>
</DataTemplate>
</dataControls:DataForm.EditTemplate>
</dataControls:DataForm>
- and now all works as it should...
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7/16/2009 5:59 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim,I just uninstalled the PDF-XChange Viewer, and now it has no problem. Thanks!
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7/16/2009 3:36 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works great on Win 7 64-bit. Thnx, I really like Foxit Reader and I missed this
7/17/2009 4:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you very moch
7/28/2009 6:47 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler

downloaded the preview handler because i was getting the error with the adobe setup. still get the cannot create file error in outlook. running vista. tried checking and unchecking options in the attachment handler in the trust centre but had no luck. what else can i try. was previously running adobe 8 but apgraded to 9 to see if it fixed the problem.. which obviously it didnt
8/11/2009 8:29 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
so thanksss
8/11/2009 12:40 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Foxit PDF Preview Handler is working great for me inside outlook2007 onto my 64bits Vista but it cannot preview any file scanned by Xerox WorkCentre. I know Xerox will save the file as scan001.pdf every single time by default and outlook will rename those file names to scan001(2).pdf and so on if multiples files being scanned from Xerox. I did check the temp folder from outlook, it contains only up to scann001(3).pdf but it cannot be previewed by Foxit PDF Preview already, any clue?
8/12/2009 3:20 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
one more case...

scenario:

Windows 7 RC 7600 Ultimate x64
Office 2010 Technical Preview

Foxit PDF Preview DON'T WORK.
8/12/2009 3:39 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Angus/Rockas -- If you are running the 64-bit version of Office 2010 preview, this will NOT work. There is an issue that I'm working with the Office team to resolve hopefully.
8/16/2009 5:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks that is great and it worked really well
8/24/2009 3:22 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Well Done !!!
Foxit PDF Preview works great, i tried it, and its should be publish for everybody else could enjoy...
I installed it on several Users and got smile's all over around...
so... im sending you the smile over the web from many users !
10x
GuyM
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8/28/2009 12:35 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim,
I love using your Foxit PDF Previewer, but recently in the previewer the PDF pages appear to be blank all the pages show up, but if I open the PDF outside of Outlook 2007, it is fine I am not what has cause this, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling your handler and it still acts the same. I am running Office 2007 SP2 on Windows XP Pro SP3,

Thanks
9/10/2009 5:33 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks that is perfect
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9/10/2009 7:16 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Excellent product, thanks! How pitiful that Microsoft and Adobe still have their p***ing contests. You'd think Adobe would be more concerned about the future of SWFs.
9/21/2009 2:07 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks thats perfect
9/27/2009 4:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
WOW, amazing!, thank you so, SO much... the most usefull extension I've installed in a good while ^^
9/27/2009 11:06 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks Tim, a good piece of s/w :), most useful, kudos
10/17/2009 1:48 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Just wanna say thanks. It works like a charm using Windows 7. Keep up the good work.
10/17/2009 6:43 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler

thanks Tim, a good piece of s/w :), most useful, kudos
10/19/2009 12:21 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
great work!
10/21/2009 3:33 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks, works great with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
10/22/2009 12:00 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works like a dream on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Was the one thing missing from Foxit Reader that kept pushing me to install Adobe. Now I don't have to use that bloated software to simply view a PDF. Thank you very much.
10/23/2009 1:32 PM | # oyun oyna
thanks for all admin
very good
10/26/2009 11:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you man, great job!
10/28/2009 4:02 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you men that is great working !
10/29/2009 8:17 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
This is excellent! Thanks for the good job.
11/1/2009 4:07 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Very nice post for me to read.
11/2/2009 3:04 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
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11/8/2009 3:36 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
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11/17/2009 8:59 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works for me on Vista Business. Workmate showed me his preview with Acrobat reader, but I dislike the way Acrobat uses heaps of memory so I use Foxit. Now my Outlook previews PDF the same as his!
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11/25/2009 5:51 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Any idea what we'd need to do to get this working in Office 2010? Thanks.
11/25/2009 8:23 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
JBPost - it works fine in Office 2010 for 32-bit Office. If you are running Office 64-bit, it will not work right now. There is nothing I can change to make it work. There is a bug in Office 2010 that does not allow 32-bit preview handlers to load in 64-bit Outlook. Until they fix that, the only issue is with 64-bit Outlook. Everything else is working as expected.
11/29/2009 2:05 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi

I have installed Foxit Phantom 1.0.0.0821 and preview handler. I have a problem that prevhost.exe GDI Objects (taskmgr) will increase until 10000 and then whole Windows session will become unusable - it will not refresh windows correctly, ...

So I believe you have somewhere a leak of handles/objects.

It is quite easy to reproduce:
- Vista 32bit
- open explorer , open folder where you have few PDF (I have around 100). I have preview enabled
- open tasskmgr, add column GDI Objects
- click on first pdf.
- click on next pdf,
- click on next pdf,
- continue, until GDI Objects rise up to 10000 for prevhost.exe
12/9/2009 9:04 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi !

You superb Foxit Preview Handler does not work with Windows 7 and Office 2007/2010 beta 64bit version. I know you are aware of this as you discuss it with someone above, BUT, I though it might help, that the "same" 64bit issue with Adobe preview handler can be fixed with a simple registry patch :

1. Start Registry Editor (Start - Run - Regedit.exe)
2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{DC6EFB56-9CFA-464D-8880-44885D7DC193}
3. Change AppID value to {534A1E02-D58F-44f0-B58B-36CBED287C7C}.

If teh solution was so simple there it migth be as simple with your one ?

Can you have a look of it please ?

Many many many thanks,

Andrew
12/9/2009 9:20 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
This is known: timheuer.com/.../...viewer-update-office-2010.aspx

There is a bug in 64-bit Office preventing 32-bit preview handlers to run. I'm waiting for them to fix that before I make any changes to something I might have to undo. Right now, Office 2010 is in beta and not yet released. As a developer I am waiting to ensure it works on release software rather than a moving target.
12/9/2009 9:26 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I see :-( but then how it is possible that Adobe does work with a simple registry patch ? I tried it !
12/9/2009 9:37 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Andrew -- Frankly it might work, I simply haven't tried it. My point was that I'm approaching this as an ISV. I know that there is a bug in Outlook 2010 -- I logged it and it has been confirmed. When the bug is fixed, my software will not have to do anything. So I'm not expending efforts right now changing my installer, when in fact it might not be needed once a beta product finally releases. Now if they choose not to fix the bug, I will address it at that time.
12/9/2009 10:59 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim-- I am fully respect and understand what you are saying. Just because it could take an other 6-8 month, is tehre any chance you could help such hungry fellows like me to let me know the regkey or such I can modify manually ? Your extensive knowledge is enough to solve this problem, and if I do it manually, would not hurt your installation or such. For somebody like me using it hours a day, would be an enormous help. May I ask your help ?
12/9/2009 11:01 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Andrew -- where did you find the information about Adobe's? I'd like to take a look at where they are recommending that before I try anything. I also have to get a 64-bit environment set up to test :-)
12/9/2009 11:10 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim-- Thank you just even for having a look at it !!! Here is the link which is workign for me:

www.ditii.com/.../fix-for-adobe-pdf-preview-han...

But i hate adobe as slow , buggy and I did purchased Foxit Phantom anyway, strange that they dont support this as base.

this registry fix solved both 64bit file explorer and outlook built in preview handler issue. Thats why I thought Foxit 64bit outlook issue can be solved same simply. Problem is, I am amateur in programming tehrefore I coudl nto foollow the logic.

Once more, thank you, as even if a temporary fixed would be extremely big help !

www.ditii.com/.../fix-for-adobe-pdf-preview-han...

12/10/2009 2:28 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim--

1 more info :

When I had installed Outlook 2010 64 bit OVER Outlook 2007 32bit, your preview handler DID worked perfectly !

BUT

When I install Outlook 2010 64bit on fresh windows, it STOP working.

So it should be some tricky but not so compliacted problem.

I thought it might help.

Adnras

12/10/2009 2:39 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Andrew -- eek, that post isn't describing which keys they are changing and makes me nervous. I'll have to get a 64-bit environment working and that will take me some time based on other priorities I have right now.
12/13/2009 6:18 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Check your email, I am MORE THAN HAPPY to help you on the testing just email me, and you can count on me 100% !!!
12/14/2009 2:27 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Works perfect. Good job, thanks. Office 2007, windows 7.
12/24/2009 3:05 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
seth: yep, that is a good one, but just note it requires you to have acrobat reader installed before it will work.
12/25/2009 2:18 AM | # thx
12/25/2009 2:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Check your email, I am MORE THAN HAPPY to help you on the testing just email me, and you can count on me 100%
12/25/2009 3:56 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
1/3/2010 4:51 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim,
Fantastic, I should have looked for a solution on the internet earlier. Since I bought my new laptop with Vista I've had problems with pdf preview. Now I can finally preview pdf's in Outlook. Great!!
Willem
1/8/2010 3:55 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks, thanks, thanks a lot.

M
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1/9/2010 8:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you boss
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1/9/2010 9:03 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
It works smoothly. Thanks...
1/9/2010 9:17 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi,
Very Nice...
and Windows XP version please...
bizbizeyiz
1/9/2010 9:41 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you Great Work ;)
1/9/2010 9:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks very nice
1/9/2010 10:20 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thnks nice site
1/9/2010 10:23 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
very useful. i'ts great. thank's. ...
1/9/2010 10:27 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Check your email, I am MORE THAN HAPPY to help you on the testing just email me, and you can count on me 100%
1/9/2010 10:40 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Very Nice...
and Windows XP version please...
1/9/2010 10:52 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you for this great work.
1/9/2010 10:55 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Sorumun cevabını istemiyorum !
great work ;) really
1/9/2010 10:58 AM | # 
thanks news site
1/9/2010 12:22 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
yes, its vista and office 2007, both in german.

thank you for the tip, but still it is not working :(
1/9/2010 3:23 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Dreams double click the attachement the options are open, save or cancel.
1/9/2010 4:27 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Admin attachement the options are open.
1/10/2010 1:32 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Pdf preview was a problem for me because of Vista OS.It seems the problem has been solved with this guide.
1/10/2010 2:26 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks. Excellent work.
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1/10/2010 4:58 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks. Verry good document i open..
1/10/2010 4:59 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Dreams double click the attachement the options are open, save or cancel.
1/10/2010 9:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
hımm.. I like it.. try again... Thanks
1/11/2010 7:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I'll try it. Thanks.
1/14/2010 1:21 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I am sorry to here you spend so much time in front of Outlook. Since you are savvy enough to ditch Adobe why have you not figured out that if you used an email client that was fast and didn't hog all your resources you wouldn't need to spend so much time in front of it. Maybe you could then go to the beach or spend time with your family...
1/14/2010 1:38 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Paul -- ha! My time in front of Outlook isn't due to any performance, but rather the amount of mail/collaboration I do in my job. Had 2800 pieces of incoming mail last week (not spam).
1/15/2010 4:37 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I installed the XP version in a XP box using the beta version of Outlook 2010. I get the message "error with Foxit PDF viewer" when trying to preview. Anyone else tried using in Outlook 2010?
1/16/2010 6:18 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
hi admin, thankyou
1/20/2010 9:43 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi, I installed the version for Vista/Windows 7 (1.1). I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Outlook 2007. It installs fine (and prompts for admin auth during the install) and shows up in the attachment previewers in Outlook and previewing attachments is enabled. But when I right-click and choose Preview, it simply says that there is no previewer installed. I've checked it on several different pdf attachments, but to no avail.

If there is a solution, I'd love to hear it! ;c)
1/21/2010 3:01 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
David -- that's strange. Do you have Adobe Reader installed at all? They also have a previewer that has conflicted in the past with mine.
1/26/2010 9:15 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thank you, good site..
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1/26/2010 9:18 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Check your email, I am more than happy to help you on the testing just email me, and you can count on me 100%
1/26/2010 9:22 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Very nice article for me to read. Thanks a lot. I will try to follow your posts.
1/26/2010 9:23 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks nice post..
1/26/2010 9:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I thanks You Muck muck.....
1/26/2010 10:34 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thankz
1/27/2010 1:03 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I am having the blank page problem recently as well. xp professional (at work), outlook 07. This does not happen with all PDF's. It seems scanned pages aren't working right. i've only noticed this in the last few days?
1/27/2010 4:41 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
mhoch - see timheuer.com/.../...viewer-update-office-2010.aspx for the blank page update.
1/28/2010 12:26 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi;
Very very thanks
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1/28/2010 7:17 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
try again... Thanks
1/31/2010 6:25 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
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2/11/2010 8:44 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
This is brilliant! I am looking for something like this for a sharepoint webpart, so users can preview attached pdf's. Is this something you have done also? Any help with this would be massively appreciated.

Thanks

Tom
2/17/2010 7:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks a million - very good piece of work and much appreciated.

Stew
2/25/2010 3:41 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I have adobe 9 reader and adobe 9 standard. they updated and my previewer quit working. tried to reinstall but encountered an error. going to try remove and reinstall or see if adobe has preview capability. I like your viewer but this is the third time I have had to reinstall because of a wondows or adobe update though this is the first time it wouldn't reinstall. It is very generous of you to share the software at no cost, so I have no complaints just sharing my experience and trying to understand my options.
2/25/2010 6:50 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Tim, ignore my previous post above. I went to Adobe and they don't have a working previewer (after two plus hours trying to get support). So, I uninstalled then reinstalled your previewer and it WORKS PERFECTLY. I really appreciate your product.
3/2/2010 2:09 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hey... great job Tim.
Thank you so much, it helps a lot!
3/4/2010 6:47 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks a lot Tim,you made save critical time when opening pdf. Instead of consuming memory whilw opening the respective aplication, you do it without exiting Outlook.It's a great add-on.
I resist using Vista and the "heavy" adobe reader, I hate 'em...don't wanna leave XP,and I also love Foxit Reader.....
Thanks for sharing it....!!!
3/23/2010 4:00 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi,
I'm trying to get this program to work on my computer, (vista and outlook 2008) but it is not working. I re-installed it as well. In Outlook the previewer is installed (I can find it at the list of previewers available) but it's not working. When I want to preview a pdf, outlook tells me: 'this file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it'.
Has anywone a solution for this problem? Thanks a lot!
3/28/2010 10:27 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Oyun - make sure you run the installer as an administrator. You may have to use an elevated command prompt and run "msiexec /i path-to-msi"

Outlook Express -- doesn't have the preview funcionality in it.
5/3/2010 2:03 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
tattoo -- It is Adobe's Acrobat Reader. They ship with their own previewer. Unfortunately they don't warn (nor do I to be fair) about being overwritten any existing one.
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6/1/2010 5:48 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
[Love it. Preview in Outlook is essential. Lack of built-in PDF support is puzzling. Foxit is much faster than Adobe.] Any idea why the Foxit preview dosen't render the PDF the same as fully opening the PDF in Foxit? Specifically, I receive a weekly graph generated in Excel. The weekly bars show up fine, but the running average line doesn't, nor do the grid lines. I suppose I could try the same with the Adobe reader to see if behaves the same way. I'm using Win7 x64.
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6/16/2010 6:26 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
thanks much. greatly appreciated!
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8/12/2010 7:39 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Is it possible to do a silent install? I have tried "msiexec /i c:\foxitpdfpreviewhandlersetup_1_1.msi /quiet /norestart" which does not seem to work?
8/17/2010 5:54 AM | # Use Foxit PDF Preview Handler without installing it?
Cool tool!
One question. One of the benefits of Foxit reader is you don't have to install it. Just unpack and run it. So I installed Foxit reader on a networkshare and it works fine.
Is there a way to use this handler in Windows XP without installing it?
9/4/2010 1:20 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks, it work well.
It help to save my time, thank a lot.
9/6/2010 2:56 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
9/28/2010 6:13 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you very much... its works fine with me.. great work..!!!
10/11/2010 1:35 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler

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11/5/2010 6:31 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Worked like a charm on Windows 7 Home 64bit and outlook PRO 2010 32 bit . Thx Tim.
11/5/2010 3:33 PM | # Getting PDF Preview in Vista and Outlook. A &amp;quot;must have&amp;quot;. | James O&amp;#039;Neill&amp;#039;s Blog
Getting PDF Preview in Vista and Outlook. A &amp;quot;must have&amp;quot;. | James O&amp;#039;Neill&amp;#039;s Blog
11/5/2010 3:34 PM | # Moving to ultimate part 1. | James O&amp;#039;Neill&amp;#039;s Blog
Moving to ultimate part 1. | James O&amp;#039;Neill&amp;#039;s Blog
11/21/2010 4:44 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Good work, appreciate the foxit previewer for outlook. Thanks.
12/9/2010 10:41 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi Tim,
con windows 7 y outlook 2007 funciono bien, pero ahora despues de 20 dias la vista previa solo muestra algunos adjuntos y la mayoria se ve en blanco,
puedes ayudarme???

regards,
12/11/2010 5:54 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hi,
I make this work ok with win7 .explorer .It's magical,and make foxit perfect!!
12/16/2010 3:01 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I absolutely liked it. Very easy to install and 1 click solution. Thanks :)
12/20/2010 5:20 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
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12/28/2010 6:47 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
one of the samples in the msdn article by stephen toub was for pdf files...of which i receive a lot. i don't use adobe reader because i think it is overkill for reading pdf's personally. the sample, however, relies on having adobe reader installed...which i didn't like. i started working with the foxit activex sdk, because i love their reader product. after some communication with the team at foxit, we started collaborating.
1/16/2011 1:48 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks a lot for this!
1/25/2011 1:45 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great app!!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!! I had been looking for some like this for quite some time. Thanks!
2/4/2011 3:20 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
doesn't install when just .Net 4.0 (Clien+Full) is installed. The installer insists on having .Net 2.0 installed which would clutter my system with another 0.5GB of waste.
2/14/2011 4:45 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hello all! Many thanks Tim! It works nice with "simple" PDF files. I will try with more complex ones (multiple layers, protected, 3D objects and so on).

I do not use Foxit Reader and I do appreciate than I had not to "install" this (portable?) light but limited reader. I have to say that I could not do with it half of what I actually do with Adobe Reader: 3D exploration, complex forms, detailed permissions and certificates management, comments efficient follow-up, layers handling. Even a far behind alternatives like Nuance PDF Reader (the best in my opinion) or Nitro PDF Reader. But Foxit Reader remains the lighter and the faster to read and print simple PDF documents.

Thanks again for this valuable and every day Outlook add-in.
2/15/2011 10:11 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I'm running on Windows 7 64 bit ultimate and office 2010, how do i solve this problem? can not view jpg pictures, pdf files? getting error.....
2/23/2011 12:53 AM | # Thank you so much
This add-in is very very helpful... thank you so much for sharing
2/24/2011 9:45 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Vista 64 bit, Reader 8.1.1. I have this since 4 months waiting for either a fix from MS or Adobe. I've several times installed / re installed the Reader, no change. On the Web there are a lot of people complaining about this. Could someone from Adobe confirm this BUG and provide at least a Statement!
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2/25/2011 7:10 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
God bless you!

Thank you very f much.
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3/8/2011 2:14 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Great work, worked perfectly, in outlook and explorer, saved my sanity, I can now flick through files in explorer to find the right one!

THANKYOU!!!
3/10/2011 12:26 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Awe work! thanks for the program... muy bueno :)
3/24/2011 9:28 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Awesome tool ..
This one is great :)
Foxit and tim heuer rocks . This one's better than the adobe with bloating features..
3/27/2011 11:24 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
I've used your previewer for a while. I love it, but I have have had one consistent issue that has happened to me on multiple machines with win7 64 bit installed. While navigating through a folder with lots and lots of PDFs, the previewer just stops working. I don't know what do do to get it to start working again.

The last time this happens, I got the following stack trace, I hope this helps...

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeType.InvokeDispMethod(String name, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Object target, Object[] args, Boolean[] byrefModifiers, Int32 culture, String[] namedParameters)
at System.RuntimeType.InvokeMember(String name, BindingFlags bindingFlags, Binder binder, Object target, Object[] providedArgs, ParameterModifier[] modifiers, CultureInfo culture, String[] namedParams)
at System.Type.InvokeMember(String name, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object target, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture)
at TimHeuer.PreviewHandlers.FoxitPdfPreviewHandler..(String )
at TimHeuer.PreviewHandlers.FoxitPdfPreviewHandler..Load(FileInfo )
at TimHeuer.ManagedPreviewHandler.FileBasedPreviewHandler.Load(PreviewHandlerControl c)
at TimHeuer.ManagedPreviewHandler.PreviewHandler.<TimHeuer.ManagedPreviewHandler.IPreviewHandler.DoPreview>b__2()
4/27/2011 4:32 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks
6/17/2011 9:30 PM | #  Tip 408: PDF Preview Handler for Outlook 2007 (and Vista) | Outlook Daily Tips
Tip 408: PDF Preview Handler for Outlook 2007 (and Vista) | Outlook Daily Tips
6/25/2011 9:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you! I have tried every other fix out there for this preview issue between MS and Adobe. It worked fine in the beginning until the update patch of 9.3 (Adobe Acrobat Pro)and then it broke and no amount of tweaking, registry fixes, or any other possible solution worked to fix the issue. I have a WIN 7 Pro, 64 bit system and I have found many others with the same problems regarding Adobe. Adobe seems to be moving into the Microsoft Circles "of I don't really need to fix it, they'll buy it" thought process.

This solution is elegant, simple and best of all IT WORKS!!! I will be looking at Fox-it Reader when I need to upgrade vs Adobe Acrobat. Thank you again for a great free product that has saved me pulling out my hair over not being able to preview a simple pdf file in the explorer window.
6/27/2011 9:56 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thanks, worked well with Win7 and Outlook 2010. I like Foxit PDF reader as long as they keep it light.
7/12/2011 3:55 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Finding and installing your previewer was the most productive 10 seconds of my day. Thank you for saving time and frustration for countless thousands!
7/26/2011 8:36 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Vista 64 bit, Reader 8.1.1. I have this since 4 months waiting for either a fix from MS or Adobe. I've several times installed / re installed the Reader, no change. On the Web there are a lot of people complaining about this. Could someone from Adobe confirm this BUG and provide at least a Statement!
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9/13/2011 6:41 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Neat and brilliant.
Thanks!
9/30/2011 8:42 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hey I am having an issue using the foxit Previewer on Windows 2003 terminal server.
4/26/2012 7:42 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
really god programm. I have testet on my w7 System !
12/30/2013 4:17 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you so much, it helps a lot!
3/28/2014 12:38 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Hello Tim: I get a 404 error when I try to download the Foxit PDF Preview Handler. Alternate links just take be to the blog.
:-(
3/28/2014 2:34 PM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
@Kelvin - I just tried them both and they worked for me.
3/31/2014 3:21 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
Thank you for the Foxit Preview in Outlook 2010. My System: Windows 7 64 bit with Office 2010 32 bit. My whish:
klicking into the Outlook preview window of with Foxit Preview activated, should bring focus to Outlook. Actually
if I klick on part of outlook window or if I klick on the outlook preview window without foxit preview, outlook gets focus, but if I klick into the preview windows when foxit preview is activated, outlook does not get focus.
Maybe it needs just some registry-adjustments? Thanks for any help.
3/31/2014 10:03 AM | # re: Foxit PDF Preview Handler
@Rudi - I'm not sure I understand what you are describing. The previewer works just like others than when you are previewing the document you are actively in that document. I'm not understanding what focus change you think should happen.

 
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