Award-Winning PDF Reader Adds Mac and Linux Support

FREMONT, Calif. September 15, 2015 – Foxit® Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable and secure PDF solutions, today announced that Foxit Reader, the company’s flagship PDF reader, is now available for the Mac® and Linux® platforms.  This release now provides a consistent user experience for PDF consumption across multi-platform environments, consisting of Foxit Reader for Windows®, Mac, and Linux desktops and Foxit MobilePDF for iOS®, Android®, and Windows Phone mobile devices.

Foxit Reader’s success and popularity has resulted in over 325 million installs; making it one of the most used PDF technologies in the industry. Now organizations can deploy a proven PDF solution enterprise-wide, allowing everyone to view, print, and annotate PDF documents.

Capabilities of the Foxit Reader for the Mac OS X and Linux platforms include:

View PDF

  • Open and view PDF files quickly and accurately

  • Open multiple documents at the same time and switch among open documents using tabs

  • Open password protected PDF files

  • View PDF files in single page, continuous, facing, or facing continuous mode

  • Easily navigate PDF files by page number, page thumbnail, or bookmark

  • Support zoom in or out of PDF files

  • Support page rotation

  • Support text search

  • Open password protected documents

Annotate PDF

  • Mark up the text in PDF files with text markup tools

  • Add notes in PDF files using the typewriter tool

  • Make comments in PDF files with sticky notes

Print Documents

  • Print PDF documents to physical printers

Microsoft RMS Support

  • Encrypt and decrypt PDF files with Microsoft Active Directory® or Azure Rights Management Services

  • Add security watermarks in protected PDF files to secure sensitive information

  • Specify file permissions

  • Microsoft RMS support is available as a paid for add-on

“Our customers have asked us to bring our lightweight, high performance, and feature rich PDF reader to the Linux and Mac platforms,” said Frank Kettenstock, vice president of marketing at Foxit. “Now multi-platform enterprises can standardize on a single PDF reader to provide a consistent PDF experience across desktop and mobile devices.  In addition, Mac and Linux consumers can now enjoy the superior technology of Foxit Reader on the system of their choice.”

For more information on the Foxit Reader or to download your free copy, please visit

To learn more about Foxit Software, visit Foxit at www.foxitsoftware.comor contact us at 1-866-MYFOXIT.


About Foxit Software

Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions.  Businesses and consumers increase productivity by using Foxit’s cost effective products to securely work with PDF documents and forms.  Foxit is the #1 pre-installed PDF software, shipped on one-third of all new Windows PCs, including those from HP®, Acer, and ASUS®.

Foxit’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) help developers reduce costs and improve time to market by easily integrating industry leading PDF technology into application workflows. This technology shares the same underlying technology that powers Google’s open-source PDFium project.

Winner of numerous awards, Foxit has over 325 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in more than 200 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with your existing PDF documents and forms.

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  • FAQ creating a link to a worksheet


    i use foxit reader and i think by far is the best soft available

    but i still didn find how to open a excel file direct to a specific worksheet

  • #2
    Do you mean you want to insert a link to Excel file within existing pdf file with Foxit Reader?If yes, please just go to Edit->Links to point to the Excel file you need to open, but it is no way to open any specific worksheet directly.


    • #3
      I dont have problem creating a link to a xls file
      but what i want is to go directly to a worksheet.
      in word is easy just add in front of .xls#worksheetname
      if it dont work in Foxit, i consider a missing function, of such great program
      Last edited by j_r_m_c; 04-05-2012, 08:39 AM.


      • #4
        We have forwarded it as suggestion to our PM team for future references, report id:JR1016


        • #5
          ok, i hope in the next versions this function will be added,


          • #6
            can anyone know any alternative??

            i want to insert a link in a pdf to excel sheet


            • #7
              Microsoft Excel allows data from a number of different worksheets and spreadsheets to be linked into a single sheet to summarize data from several sources. Formulas can be created that span different sources and calculations can be made using a combination of local and linked information. Link data to Excel from other spreadsheets and keep the information up to date without the need to edit multiple locations every time the data changes. Display data from multiple departments for an overview of details without sharing information between sources.


              • #8

                i already have multiple excel files connected
                but i need to create a pdf that directs for worksheet

                this is my maisn goal right now
                a pdf to worksheet


                • #9
                  Sorry it is no way to do that with current version, we have forwarded your feedback to our PM team for references, hope they will consider it in future.