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XFA (XML Forms Architecture) also known as XFA forms that are embedded inside of PDF documents and allows users to fill in data without having to print the PDF. This article will introduce some top XFA readers.

Best 8 for XFA Forms Readers

PDFelement

PDFelement is an excellent XFA forms reader, supporting for XFA forms. It has the ability to open and read these PDF forms plus it recognizes the forms automatically.

  • Excellent support to open, read and fill XFA forms
  • OCR technology allows to convert them to PDF to make them searchable and editable
  • Comes packed with a bunch of advanced features for PDF management
  • Supports for editing graphic-based objects and digitally signing documents
  • Strong password-protection for PDF documents
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Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit has come to be recognized by many as a better alternative to Adobe reader mainly because of being lightweight in size and RAM usage. It also has support for reading XFA based forms which was included in version 5.0.

xfa forms reader

Pros

  • Packed with advanced features
  • Customizable with Quick action toolbar
  • Lightweight
  • Free

Cons

  • It may not be able to display some of the complete PDF types
  • It cannot convert to EPUB format
  • It may be a hassle creating digital signatures

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe topped the field of PDF readers for many years with its Adobe Reader mainly because it pioneered the PDF file format was also the best XFA forms reader by acquiring Jetforms in 2002, the company which developed XFA forms

xfa reader

Pros

  • Excellent support for XFA forms
  • Minimal User interface

Cons

  • Heavy on RAM and storage

Nuance Power PDF Advanced

Previously Nuance PDF reader, this PDF reader also can be a great XFA reader that allows a user to use PDF documents with forms embedded. Furthermore, with its cloud compatibility, Nuance PDF reader enables you to literally carry your documents wherever you go.

xfa forms reader

Pros

  • Good XFA support
  • Cloud compatibility

Cons

  • It, however, has very limited support for annotations

Master PDF Reader for Linux

As the name implies, this PDF is only available for Linux. The Linux operating system has been growing in popularity in the past few years and its crop of office software have not been left behind. Master PDF reader provides support for XFA forms reading and filling with its free version.

xfa reader

Pros

  • Available for Linux users
  • A free version is available

Cons

  • Not available for any other operating system apart from Linux

PDF XChange Editor

Previously known as PDF XChange viewer, this editor is another lightweight PDF reader for windows and since version 2.5. This XFA forms reader has come with support for reading XFA forms.

xfa forms reader

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Available as a free version with tone of features

Cons

  • The free version will place a watermark in every PDF page

Nitro PDF Reader

Nitro comes with a familiar interface which seems to be lifted straight from Microsoft Office User interface. It is another XFA reader that has the ability to recognize XFA forms but its interface may not be your type, especially if you are a Microsoft UI critic.

xfa reader

Pros

  • Familiar and simple interface
  • Ability to reset the form to its original unfilled state if needed

Cons

  • It cannot embed video and audio files
  • Slow loading of PDF as compared to readers like Foxit, Adobe, and PDF element

Your Browser

Yes, you heard me right! Google Chrome and Firefox already have built-in PDF readers with quite a good number of features but not all features. Support for XFA forms can be added by use of extensions. The most popular extension is the Adobe Acrobat extension which works for both browsers.

xfa forms reader

Pros

  • Free
  • Easily available

Cons

  • It does not provide many of the advanced PDF features that can be found in a fully-fledged software

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Published: Dec 25,2017 15:22 pm / Updated: Feb 10,2018 11:08 am

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