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Install Foxit Reader

For Mac OS X

Double click the executable file you downloaded, and then follow the step-by-step instructions in the Installation Wizard to install Foxit Reader on your computer.

For Linux

Choose one of the following methods to install Foxit Reader:

Uninstall Foxit Reader

For Mac OS X

Choose one of the following options to uninstall Foxit Reader:

For Linux

Double click the Uninstaller file in the Foxit Reader installation directory.

Update Foxit Reader

You can choose one of the following options to update Foxit Reader:


Foxit Reader's interface includes five parts: Menu bar, Common Tools toolbar, Navigation Panel, Document Pane, and Tab bar.

A. Menu bar: Includes the major menus of Foxit Reader. You can find all the tools and commands to render PDF pages, page objects, annotations, and forms here.

B. Common Tools toolbar: Contains commonly used tools in Foxit Reader.

Navigation panel icon: Show or hide the navigation panel.

Print: Print the currently opened PDF file.

Save: Save the changes you made to the PDF file.

Zoom tools: Zoom in or out of the PDF file.

Page navigation tools: Jump to the specific page of the currently opened PDF file.

View: Change the page display mode or page orientation.

Comments: Add comments to the PDF file.

Connect: Convert PDF files to ConnectedPDF format, and work with ConnectedPDF files.

You can click located next to the Connect button to switch to the Protect tools, which enable you to decrypt and encrypt Microsoft Active Directory® or Azure Rights Management Services protected PDF files with the optional Foxit RMS plug-in.

Highlight: Highlight the selected text.

Typewriter: Add text to the PDF file.

Find: Search the document to find specific text.

Tip: After expanding View,Comments, orConnect toolbar, you can right click on the toolbar and check or uncheck Show All Labels to show or hide the button labels on the toolbar. If you choose to show all the button labels, you can click the three dot symbol to find all of the tools.

C. Tab bar: Display multiple PDF files in tabs. You can go back and forth between PDF files by using the Document tab. You can also click to check recently opened PDF files.

D. Navigation Panel: Display Bookmarks panel, Pages panel, Attachments panel, and Comments panel to help you navigate and view the PDF file easily.

E. Document Pane: Display the currently opened PDF file.