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Javelin3 secure PDF reader for macOS

Javelin3 secure PDF Reader for macOS are free Apple macOS programs that provide facilities for viewing standard PDF files, and for viewing encrypted (secure) versions of PDF files in formats (.drmz, .drmx) created for use with the Drumlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) service. The Javelin3 PDF reader is very similar to Apple's Preview software when viewing standard PDF files and uses the same Apple-supplied PDF software library. Unlike most Javelin readers, Javelin3 for MacOS is a multi-windowing application (i.e. multiple documents can be opened in separate windows.

Most end users with recent versions of macOS should chose the latest macOS Javelin3 reader, with an earlier version of the Javelin3 for macOS reader being used for macOS 10.10-10.12. Earlier versions of macOS (pre-OSX 10.10) should use the Javelinm reader.

Topics Details
Documentation User guide as PDF - latest version
Kits Signed app within zip files; 2Mb kit
Help page Installation help]
Versions Javelin3 (no registration required)
PDF File types PDF, DRMZ, DRMX
File sizes All, 10,000+ pages, up to 100MBs
Page sizes All - A4/US Letter or smaller recommended for ease of viewing
Security Password to open and standard PDF security (PDF) is supported; DRM protected encrypted files (authorization: using codes); no Javascript or embedded or attached files permitted
Zooming In/Out, touchpad gesture zoom
Page formats Single page, Single page continuous (vertical scrolling), Facing pages, Facing pages continuous
Display modes Standard, Presentation
Outlines Yes (multi-level), auto-open (default, selectable)
Bookmarks No, but annotations are added to separate Annotations tab for selection of entries
Thumbnails No
Hyperlinks Internal and external links (must be explicitly defined in PDF)
Text search Yes, fast free text search with highlighted hits
Highlighting Yes (right click: highlight, strikeout, underline)
Annotations Yes, text boxes (ensure latest version of Javelin for Mac reader is installed)
Built-in downloader Yes, for PDF, DRMZ, DRMX files and catalog files (xml and zip)
Catalog handling Yes, support for xml and zipped xml catalogs plus built-in main catalog
Screen capture protection Yes, standard and commercial capture programs
Accessibility Zooming, Text to Speech (TTS) - select text, then press the Option key and Esc at the same time
Keyboard shortcuts Yes: listed on menus
Page rotation No
Watermarking Static and dynamic watermarking support (single and multi-line text); screen and print variants
Page selection Select page, next, previous, last, back/forward (page view history)
Printing Page-by-page secure printing (single-sided)
Forms No
Touch screens No
Automation No
Branding Bespoke
Languages English, system messages in local language
Usage tracking Event tracking for secured files
Logged data Yes, local and host-based log data
PDF Library Apple Mac native PDF library
License Freeware, General license conditions