With the increase in Internet users, the demand for a standard document format became eminent. Such a format would allow people to share their ideas and work digitally. Portable Document Format was created to meet these requirements and soon it became the most popular standard for document exchange. There are multiple reasons for its popularity and ubiquity. Some of the advantages to use PDF are; it is smaller in size, operating system and hardware independent, secure etc. A large number of tools have been developed to deal with PDF files like PDF Creators, PDF Viewer, PDF Converters, PDF Editors and many more.
Tweak PDF is a nice addition to the list of PDF tools. If you have ever wished to adjust the initial view of PDF files, Tweak PDF can fine tune many parameters. Let’s take a look at these parameters.
Initial View Preferences: can be set to Center Window or Fit Window. The user can even hide Menu Bar, Toolbar, or Windows UI.
Page Mode: lets you select whether to display pages in Thumbnails, Outlines or Full Screen Mode. These modes can assist in many situations. For example if you are giving a presentation, one of these modes can show the document in a more elegant manner.
PDF Version: can make a PDF document compatible to another platform which does not support the current version. The user just has to alter the PDF version according to requirement and document will turn compatible.
Compression Options: will make PDF document more compact. The compression level and encoding can be chosen depending upon a given scenario.
Page Layout: can be altered to single page, one column and many more.
Document Properties: like Title, Subject, Author, and Keywords can be modified.
To best of my knowledge, Tweak PDF is some of the rare utilities that can modify the initial view settings of PDF file in such a detailed manner. It is absolutely freeware and supported on all Windows Platforms like XP/Vista/7.
Note: I tested the tweaked PDF file on different readers like Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF but it only worked on Adobe Reader.