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Campus License on PDF-XChange PRO

A new campus license on PDF-XChange PRO has been arranged in June 2015 for use by University departments and staff.   This is a software product developed by Tracker Software Products for viewing, creating and editing PDF documents (click here for the detailed functionalities).  It carries similar functionalities as those supported by Adobe Acrobat Professional DC.  The supported platforms of PDF-XChange PRO include Windows 10/8/7/Vista but Macintosh is not included. 

University staff can use this software on PCs directly owned or leased by departments within the University campus (campus outside Hong Kong is not covered under the campus license).  They can also install this software on personal equipment used for work-related purpose.  For students, they can use this software on departmental PCs but installation and use on the personal equipment of students is specifically prohibited.

The maintenance period of this software has just been renewed for another 2 years which now runs until 13 March 2018.  For staff members currently using PDF-XChange PRO, they are NOT required to install the new license key as long as they are fine with the current version and they can continue using it without further action.   

Staff members will need to install a new license key only when they wish to install a major new release in future.  They can download PDF-XChange PRO and the latest license key (runs until 13 March 2018) through HKU Portal (type “pdf” in the search field and click the searched link “Download PDF-XChange PRO”).    The installation guide can be found in the same download page.

The use of this software is governed by the End User License Agreements of Tracker Software Products (Canada) Ltd available at http://www.tracker-software.com/licensing.   Staff can visit Tracker Software Products’ knowledgebase for the frequently asked questions and useful information on using this software.

In case you have any questions on the above, please feel free to contact our Service Desk at 3917 0123 or ithelp@hku.hk.


Idy Tang
User Services Team
Tel: 3917 6220
Email: tangky@hku.hk