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You’ve likely reached this page as a result of a search or a referral.  This page contains the most current links to download the Foxit PDF Preview Handler for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Windows XP.

The Foxit PDF Preview Handler is a piece of software written by myself with sponsorship from Foxit Software (providing the license so that we all can enjoy).  Special thanks to Ryan Gregg for help with the Windows XP version.  These preview handlers are a part of Microsoft Windows Vista in the operating system as well as in Outlook 2007.

For example, in Outlook 2007, if you receive an attachment that is a PDF you can click it and get a preview of that document right within Outlook without having to open the document in another program.  It is an extremely helpful feature of Outlook that I love and why I wrote this handler for PDFs.  Microsoft did not provide a default one for PDFs as a part of Outlook or Vista.  If you install Adobe Acrobat 8.1+ you will get one as well.  However, I am not a fan of Acrobat Reader as I think it is a slow application for what I use PDFs for – reading only.  For this I prefer Foxit Reader as it is super light-weight and fast.

You can read more about it here.

To download:

This is free software available for you to use.  It is not supported by Foxit Software, but supported by me.  If you find issues, please let me know.

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