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PDF is the commonly used format in daily work. Most of e-books and documents are saved as PDF. But, when you don’t like the default PDF viewer on Windows, how can we change the viewer? In this essay, we will tell you how to change default PDF viewer.

Part 1: How to Change Default PDF Viewer on Windows?
The PDF viewer is set by default on Windows. If you don’t like the viewer, you can change another default PDF viewer. For example, you can open a PDF file with a browser or the other PDF viewers. Here are the steps.
1. Right click at a PDF document and then select [Properties].
select properties of target folders
2. Click on [Change] next to [Open with].
3. Then, select a PDF viewer to open the PDF file by default.
Part 2: Introduction to PDF Viewers
PDF files can be opened with the professional PDF viewers. Compared with the browser, the PDF viewers are welcomed by more people because the PDF files are rendered well and the fonts are clear. Next, we will introduce some PDF viewers.

1. Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

Adobe Acrobat DC Pro is usually the first choice of many users. They use the software to edit and view PDF files, such as merging, adding annotations, filling in sheet, adding signature and encrypting PDF files. Besides, it can quickly load PDF files. However, it costs a lot. The standard version of Adobe Acrobat DC 2017 is $239 per year and the advanced version is $359 annually. If your budget is enough, you can try this professional application.

2. PDFelement

PDFelement can not only view the PDF files, but also convert PDF to the other formats and edit the PDF files. It is welcomed by many people due to the easy operation. After installing and opening the software, you can click to open and edit the PDF files. The lifetime version of the software is $70 and the standard version is $56.
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3. SumatraPDF

SumatraPDF is free PDF viewer on Windows. The software supports PDF, XPS, DJVU, CHM, CBZ and CBR. But users can merely view and print PDF files. Since the file size is very small, you can quickly open and run the software.
change default pdf viewer
From the above contents, we’ve introduced some PDF viewers. Although Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and PDFelement can edit PDF files, they cost a lot. Next, we will introduce another cost-effective editor, Renee PDF Aide. In the followings, we will show you more details.
Part 3: Convert&Edit PDF with Renee PDF Aide
If a PDF file contains many words, you can convert PDF to an editable document and then edit the converted file. Next, we will show you how to convert PDF to Word with Renee PDF Aide.
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What is Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
1. Download and install Renee PDF Aide.
press to the download button
2. Then, get into [Convert PDF].
select to convert pdf with renee pdf converter
3. Click on [Add Files] to select the target PDF file.
4. Select the output format at the top menu, such as Word.
set before converting with renee pdf converter
5. Check the option [Enable OCR] and select the target OCR language to improve the character recognition.
enable ocr with renee pdf aide
6. In [Output Settings], select the output position and click on [Convert] to convert PDF to Word.
how to convert pdf to doc wordwith renee pdf converter
You can select the output formats based on the contents of the PDF files. For example, if the contents are sheet, you can convert PDF to Excel.
Part 4: Conclusions
In this essay, we’ve talked about how to change the default PDF viewer and introduced some PDF editors. If you want to edit PDF files easily, we recommend Renee PDF Aide. This software can repair, encrypt, decrypt PDF files and add watermark to PDF files, except converting PDF files.